Yankees Sign Luis Torrens

The Yankees have signed Venezuelan catcher Luis Torrens for $1.3MM, writes Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Torrens is ranked as the second-best international prospect in this July 2nd class.

The 16-year-old is a former shortstop and third baseman who converted to catcher in February.  Staying behind the plate would obviously enhance Torrens' value but Badler writes that teams have been drawn to him for his bat.  The Yankees have a connection with Torrens as he trained with the club's international scouting director Carlos Rios. 


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16 Comments on "Yankees Sign Luis Torrens"


3 years 1 month ago

Still no word on Tyler Hensley. :(

NYPOTENCE
3 years 1 month ago

Really hoping he signs soon and his career started. After all he did say that he wanted to get to the bigs by age 21.

ilikeike29
3 years 1 month ago

Less than other lower ranked prospects.

MrTorrance
3 years 1 month ago

Maybe in 5 years, the Yankees will trade him to Seattle for Jesus Montero.

Jason Richards
3 years 1 month ago

Jesus Montero is terrible.

MrTorrance
3 years 1 month ago

Exactly…

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

Montero really hasn’t been that good, they haven’t missed out on anything, and noesi has been terrible. 

OrangeCards
3 years 1 month ago

Why is the 2nd best international prospect signing for 1.3 million when the Cuban trio got mega deals? What am I missing here?

andrewyf
3 years 1 month ago

The new CBA kicked in today. Teams like the Yankees can’t spend more than $2.9M total on international free agents per year from this day forward. Cuban trio signed beforehand, which is why they got such insane megadeals.

OrangeCards
3 years 1 month ago

 Ah, the obvious. Not sure how I missed that one 😎 Thanks.

InvalidUserID
3 years 1 month ago

So how good is he? High ceiling?

Slopeboy
3 years 1 month ago

At 16 years old, they all have high ceilings. Very few are chosen because of defensive prowess. When they hit, they stand out. At this age, it’s stiill a crap shoot.

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

Yea but if 5% of them work out to be stars then it is still a cheaper way to acquire talent than in free agency.

3 years 1 month ago

By the way, Carlos Rios is the club’s FORMER director of international scouting.  

3 years 1 month ago

keep it going yankees

Patrick Oliver
3 years 1 month ago

Good signing Yankees! A catcher with power.