35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Carlos Torres in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Carlos Torres Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $2.175 million deal with the Brewers in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.
Torres will hit the open market after declining his outright assignment from the Brewers.
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2017 Stat Review for Carlos Torres As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)
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Carlos Torres: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Carlos Torres.
Torres posted a career-best 2.73 ERA in 82.1 innings during his first season with the Brewers, but there is little evidence to believe he turned a real corner after getting designated for assignment by the Mets after the 2015 season. His FIP actually went up from 3.53 in 2015 to 3.75 in 2016 and none of his batted ball numbers changed enough to think his improvement came in FIP's blind spot. His big change with Milwaukee was that he began to throw his cutter more often and harder, now hitting around 92 mph while throwing it for the majority of his pitches. He managed to get some late-inning assignments with the Brewers despite his shaky peripherals and will likely again be a factor in the Milwaukee bullpen for 2017. However, at age-34 and with his lack of long-term upside, Torres' leash as a high-leverage reliever will likely be shorter than most on the rebuilding Brewers.
Torres now has a pair of strong seasons as a swingman for the Mets (although he had just one start in 2014 after nine in 2013), but it hasnít really given him any fantasy value. Sure, he managed essentially a strikeout per inning in his 97 frames last season and squeezed out eight wins and two saves, but the ratios arenít overwhelming (his FIP says the ERA is closer to 4.00 than 3.00) and at 32, there is no real growth coming for him. His ability to give a club plenty of multi-inning outings out of the bullpen will keep him employed, but this isnít the making of baseballís next great reliever. It would be an upset if he even repeated his 2013 because the depth of the Metsí pitching will make it very hard for him to find another 97 innings.
Torres posted decent numbers with Triple-A Las Vegas - 3.89 ERA, 8.4 K/9 over 71.2 innings - to earn a mid-June promotion to New York. He made three starts in July, but was shifted back to the bullpen for about a month before spending the final month of the year in the rotation. Torres had a strong September, and finished the season with a 3.44 ERA and 1.11 WHIP while notching 75 strikeouts in his 86.3 innings. His success was largely due to his ability to cut down his walks Ė 1.8 BB/9 compared to 4.4 in 2012 Ė and generate groundballs. Torres has an outside shot to open 2014 in the Mets' rotation, but he will almost certainly open the year in the bullpen even if he does not win one of the five starting spots.
A starter through most of his minor league career, Torres saw long-inning duty as a paired reliever deployed with the Rockiesí four-man rotation, pitching effectively in July before bottoming out in the last two months of the season. While his low home-run rate (0.3 HR/9) played well at Coors Field last season, his 4.4 BB/9 rate ultimately spelled his demise. After being removed from the Rockiesí 40-man roster when the season ended, expect Torres to find a minor league deal elsewhere heading into spring training, but he will likely have to put some more time in at Triple-A before getting another call to the majors.
Torresí year at Triple-A Charlotte started very well. He threw a five-inning perfect game against Pawtucket and earned himself a late-July callup to the White Sox. Things didnít go so well in Chicago, but he had 130 K in 128 innings at Charlotte to go with a 1.188 WHIP. Itís worth noting he was probably a bit older than his competition, so those numbers may have been inflated. His fastball rests in the high-80s, but it doesnít have a lot of movement. He will probably break camp with the big league squad, but he will probably be in the bullpen.