New additions to the Miami Marlins MLB top 30
No. 12, Christopher Torres, SS
Christopher Torres could be the answer the Miami Marlins have been looking for up the middle. He is already a plus defender, and coaches and scouts rave about his work ethic. That combination could make for a gold glove caliber defender in time.
But he isn’t all leather and no wood. Torres is a switch-hitter, though he is far more comfortable from the left side of the plate. With his above average speed, many times it’s just a matter of putting the bat on the ball and beating the throw to the base.
Torres won’t ever become a home run hitting machine, especially playing in the spacious confines of Marlins Park. But the big gaps in the outfield should yield a lot of doubles and triples once he arrives.
He’s still a ways away from conceivably making a push for the big league club, but 2019 seems possible. 2020 is a likelier arrival date, though.