Ronald Torreyes
Ronald Torreyes
27-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Minnesota Twins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Can a player hitting .339 in mid-May really be demoted to the minors? The answer may surprise you. In Torreyes' case, he wound up spending roughly two months with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate. A number of things contributed to this turn of events. First, more highly-regarded young players Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar had the infield on lockdown. There simply wasn't room for Torreyes to play on a regular basis. Second, his batting average was an empty one. He barely walked all season (2.0% walk rate) and didn't hit for power (.090 ISO). After being dealt to the Cubs and then non-tendered, Torreyes signed a one-year deal with Minnesota and will likely open the season in a utility role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Twins in December of 2018.
Outrighted to Triple-A
SSMinnesota Twins
October 29, 2019
Torreyes has been outrighted off the 40-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Torreyes will become a free agent if he clears waivers. Torreyes was signed to add depth at Triple-A and he was needed in September amid several injuries in the infield. He hit .256/.289/.406 with 11 homers and 42 RBI over 79 games at Triple-A. He'll likely earn an invite to spring training with a shot to win a utility role based on his Triple-A performance.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .695 113 10 0 4 0 .302 .327 .368
Since 2017vs Right .666 342 37 3 40 3 .280 .300 .366
2019vs Left .000 5 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .606 12 2 0 1 1 .273 .333 .273
2018vs Left .693 28 3 0 0 0 .259 .286 .407
2018vs Right .653 74 6 0 7 0 .288 .297 .356
2017vs Left .741 80 6 0 4 0 .338 .363 .378
2017vs Right .672 256 29 3 32 2 .278 .299 .373
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+170%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .651 220 25 2 18 0 .256 .289 .362
Since 2017Away .694 235 22 1 26 3 .313 .323 .371
2019Home .833 4 1 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333
2019Away .308 13 2 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154
2018Home .695 63 7 0 5 0 .279 .302 .393
2018Away .615 39 2 0 2 0 .282 .282 .333
2017Home .628 153 17 2 12 0 .245 .278 .350
2017Away .740 183 18 1 24 2 .331 .344 .395
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Stat Review
How does Ronald Torreyes compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
17.6%
 
BABIP
.231
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.188
 
OBP
.235
 
SLG
.188
 
OPS
.423
 
wOBA
.199
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
7.7%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
No one would ever confuse him with Derek Jeter, but Torreyes was the Opening Day starting shortstop in 2017, and actually did a more-than-respectable job of filling in for the injured Didi Gregorius in the opening month. The numbers don't exactly jump off the page, but the 25-year-old provided solid defense around the infield and put together quality at-bats en route to a .292 average in 336 plate appearances. The Yankees have traded two of last year's starting infielders, Chase Headley and Starlin Castro, leaving a couple starting jobs up for grabs, but Torreyes is unlikely to seize one. The Yankees have highly-touted prospects in Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres ready for prime time. As a result, Torreyes will likely remain in a utility role in 2018, and he may face an uphill battle in the effort to surpass last season's volume of playing time.
With just eight games of major league experience under his belt coming into the year, Torreyes wasn't expected to have much of an impact with the Yankees last season. After a surprisingly strong start in which he hit .381 over 10 contests in April, the 24-year-old was able to stick around as a utility infield option for the duration of the season. Though his numbers ended up regressing a bit as the year went on, Torreyes provided solid defense primarily at third base and shortstop and was a serviceable bat in the lineup when called upon. With the Yankees looking set to give some of their more highly touted prospects a chance next season, Torreyes could be squeezed out of a role on the big league squad, but he looked like a long shot to make the roster last year as well. Either way, it's likely he'll be used mostly as a utility and backup option if he does crack the 25-man roster.
The 23-year-old Torreyes saw his 2015 season begin in Houston, include a stop in Toronto, and ultimately wind up with the Dodgers who acquired him in June for cash considerations. Torreyes hit .306/.340/.388 in 13 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City and .293/.348/.410 for Double-A Tulsa in the Dodgers organization, earning him a cup of coffee late in the season where he went 2-for-6 with a double. Torreyes stands just 5-foot-10 and is listed at 151 pounds, with his lack of power likely leading to a future as a big league utility man at best. He does show excellent plate awareness (39:28 K:BB last year) and he can run a little while showing good glove work at both second base and shortstop. It's possible Torreyes could earn the last spot on the Dodger bench with a big spring, but more than likely he'll open 2016 in Triple-A and await another opportunity.
Torreyes was a surprise addition to the Astros' 40-man roster this November, protected over the likes of Michael Feliz and Delino Deshields Jr. The 22-year-old Venezuelan second baseman is a lifetime .306 hitter in the minors, and in his first full year in the Astros' system last season, he hit .298 for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Torreyes is versatile on defense with the ability to man the keystone and play shortstop if need be, however his small stature may work against him staying at the latter position for long stretches. He also lacks power, but an excellent batting eye (123 walks compared to 122 strikeouts) and previous success in the minors could land him a utility role with Houston as early as this season.
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Earns promotion to majors
SSMinnesota Twins
September 10, 2019
Torreyes had his contract selected from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
SSMinnesota Twins
July 2, 2019
Torreyes was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Sent to High-A
SSMinnesota Twins
June 25, 2019
Torreyes was reinstated from the restricted list and placed at High-A Ft. Myers on Tuesday.
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Placed on restricted list
SSMinnesota Twins
Not Injury Related
June 8, 2019
Torreyes was placed on the restricted list for undisclosed reasons Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Sent to minors
SSMinnesota Twins
March 27, 2019
Torreyes was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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