Cubs’ prospect Gleyber Torres had a huge night at the plate for High-A Myrtle Beach on Thursday. Torres recorded his first four-hit game of the season and matched a career-high with four RBI.
Torres went 4-for-6 with a two-run home run and four RBI in the Pelicans’ 13-9 loss to Winston-Salem.
Gleyber Torres went yard in his first at-bat of the night a mammoth two-run shot to left.
Torres had singles, one to right in the third and an infield single in the fifth, in the two at bats after his ninth homer of the season. Torres delivered a two-run single to center in the ninth inning.
The 19-year old shortstop has been hitting third in the Pelicans’ lineup for the most part since Ian Happ was promoted to Double-A Tennessee.
After a slow start to the season (.179/.289/.308 with .597 OPS in 21 games), Torres has really turned it on at the plate as he continues his development. Torres started to figure things out and show more patience at the plate in May. Torres batted .306/.353/.519 with six doubles, a triple and two home runs for a .872 OPS. The league adjusted back a little last month.
Torres finished June with a .269/.376/.376 slash line with four doubles and two home runs. Over his last six games, Torres is 9-for-23 with a double, a home run and a 1.005 OPS.
In the 14 games since the All-Star break, Gleyber Torres is batting .346/.424/.442 with two doubles and a home run for a .866 OPS. Torres has four walks and 10 strikeouts in 52 at-bats.
Gleyber Torres started the season as the second youngest player in the Carolina League. After 81 games, Torres is batting .268/.350/.424 with 16 doubles, two triples and nine home runs for a .774 OPS. Torres has 81 hits (27 for extra bases), 49 runs scored and 128 total bases.
- Photo – Larry Kave – Myrtle Beach Pelicans