The season is over for the Daytona Tortugas after they won their final game of the year on Sunday to finish 60-60. In that game Jose Torres went 3-5 with a run and an RBI. It capped off a big final week of the year for the shortstop, and for his efforts he was awarded the Player of the Week honors in the Low-A Southeast.

The Cincinnati Reds 3rd round draft pick from 2021 have four multi-hit games on the week, going 10-23 against Palm Beach. Over his six games he hit .435/.440/.913 with a walk, three strikeouts, a double, two triples, two home runs, five runs scored, and he drove in eight runs. Torres even added a stolen base for good measure.

Here’s some video highlights from the week that was for Jose Torres:

That final week put a cap on an impressive debut season for Jose Torres. When he was drafted the scouting reports praised his ability with the glove with many reports noting he was the best defensive shortstop in the draft. Many of the same reports questioned his bat and wondered how much he would hit. While it’s just about a month-and-a-half’s worth of games, Torres did all that he could to silence the doubters. In his 28 games played the 21-year-old went out and hit .333/.387/.590 with 10 walks, 19 strikeouts, four doubles, four triples, and five home runs between the ACL Reds (3 games) and Daytona Tortugas (25 games).

Player of the Week winners in the Cincinnati Reds Farm System in 2021

  • Jose Torres – September 13-19 – Daytona
  • Eduardo Salazar – August 16-22 – Dayton
  • Allan Cerda – August 2-August 8 – Daytona
  • Jose Barrero – July 26-August 1 – Louisville
  • Elkyn Chirinos – July 26-August 1 – DSL Reds
  • Graham Ashcraft – May 31-June 6, June 21-27 – Dayton/Chattanooga
  • Carson Spiers – June 7-13, July  19-25 – Dayton
  • Nick Lodolo – May 17-May 23 – Chattanooga
  • Hunter Greene – May 10-May16 – Chattanooga
  • Brian Rey – May 4-9, May 10-16 – Dayton
  • Lyon Richardson – May 4-May 9 – Dayton

6 Responses

  1. RedsGettingBetter

    It is interesting to know the splits of Torres against LHP and RHP because he seems to hit well the southpaws according to the video. What were the Torres stats before the draft so he was considered a low-average hitter? What did may happen to become a good hitter suddenly?

  2. DaveCT

    Big props to this year’s rookies for very nice debuts, as well as to scouting for selecting kids who are talented and appear to know how to play.

    I know BA was very psyched for our draft. It appears they might know something.

  3. Tom

    Kolozsvary up, Stephenson out. Question: does that mean Stephenson doesn’t have the vaccine? Why can’t he take 2 PCR’s, come up negative and return in 2-3 days? Or perhaps he contracted it (with or without the vaccine)?

    • Doug Gray

      It doesn’t mean that necessarily, no. It could mean a lot of things – we don’t know (and may never know). Could simply be a close contact issue. Could be something worse.

  4. Alan Horn

    Torres has done well out of the box. Yet another good fielding SS candidate. He is a college player, so you would expect him to be ahead of the high school signees. Allen has also done well at Arizona. I look for them to improve over the course of the season. Although with the late draft, you could hardly call it a season for the new signees.