Torrens Expects To Be Better

On paper it wasn't the banner debut season many had hoped for with catcher Luis Torrens as he hit just .241 with one home run for Gulf Coast League Yankees2 last year. Still, he made remarkable strides defensively, so much so that 17-year old earned a spot with low-A Charleston this season and he says he expects to be better offensively going forward.

"I feel good," Torrens said through the help of a translator. "The things that we worked on last year are things we continue to work on now and I feel a lot more confident. I've been concentrating a lot more this year on my catching and hitting. Last year it was all just so new to me."

He won't turn 18 years old until early May, essentially making him the same age as most high school seniors, so him breaking camp with a long-season league team is quite the feat and it speaks to the confidence the Yankees have in him.

A big reason for that confidence is just how much better he has gotten in one short year. Another reason is because he knows the importance of his position.

"I've been improving my defense a lot," he opined. "My hitting is still there but mainly my defense, that was the main focus last year.

"I'm continuing to work on getting better at my defense because I'm the catcher so my defense has got to be there. Mainly I've got to improve my receiving and continue on throwing the ball well to second base."

Still an infant in regards to his actual baseball experience, the fact is he has turned himself into one of the better defensive catchers in the game already. As good as he is defensively, however, and as much confidence as he has offensively, he realizes the results have to show up more consistently going forward.

"And hitting-wise I've got to get better," he exclaimed. "Offensively I can't miss the good pitches that I get and when I hit I want to hit it to center to right field, the opposite field."

Despite his extreme youth he is keeping his goals simple. He's not getting caught up in particular numbers and has but just one accomplishment he would like to achieve this season.

"I want to become a better hitter. I trust myself and in the short period of time this year I've been doing well, and I expect that to continue and be better than I was last year," he concluded.

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\r\n \r\n\r\n\"I feel good,\" Torrens said through the help of a translator. \"The things that we worked on last year are things we continue to work on now and I feel a lot more confident. I've been concentrating a lot more this year on my catching and hitting. Last year it was all just so new to me.\"
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\r\nHe won't turn 18 years old until early May, essentially making him the same age as most high school seniors, so him breaking camp with a long-season league team is quite the feat and it speaks to the confidence the Yankees have in him.
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\r\nA big reason for that confidence is just how much better he has gotten in one short year. Another reason is because he knows the importance of his position.
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\r\n\"I've been improving my defense a lot,\" he opined. \"My hitting is still there but mainly my defense, that was the main focus last year.
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\r\n\"I'm continuing to work on getting better at my defense because I'm the catcher so my defense has got to be there. Mainly I've got to improve my receiving and continue on throwing the ball well to second base.\"
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\r\nStill an infant in regards to his actual baseball experience, the fact is he has turned himself into one of the better defensive catchers in the game already. As good as he is defensively, however, and as much confidence as he has offensively, he realizes the results have to show up more consistently going forward.
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\r\n\"And hitting-wise I've got to get better,\" he exclaimed. \"Offensively I can't miss the good pitches that I get and when I hit I want to hit it to center to right field, the opposite field.\"
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\r\nDespite his extreme youth he is keeping his goals simple. He's not getting caught up in particular numbers and has but just one accomplishment he would like to achieve this season.
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\r\n\"I want to become a better hitter. I trust myself and in the short period of time this year I've been doing well, and I expect that to continue and be better than I was last year,\" he concluded.
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