Torres heating up for Cubs at Class A
Chicago's No. 6 prospect goes 4-for-5 to raise average to .352, hitting .538 in past eight games
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com.
Add Class A West Michigan to the list of teams that have tried and failed to stop Cubs No. 6 prospect Gleyber Torres. The South Bend shortstop went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI on Thursday afternoon, and is 15-for-28 (.538) over his past eight games.
Torres, who turned 18 in December, was effective last season (.297/.386/.440) after Chicago signed him, but his play has already impressed in a big way this year. The Venezuelan is now hitting .352/.446/.423 in 20 games, and has displayed fleet feet on the basepaths -- he stole his seventh bag of the season on Thursday.
His numbers are currently some of the best in Class A, most notably his batting average (.352) and OBP (.446).
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