Alex Torres

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Alex Torres MLB Career Stats

152 7-4 2.68 154.1 157 1.28

Alex Torres Bio

  • Full Name: Alexander Jesus Torres
  • Born: 12/8/1987 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • High School: UE Privado Bello Monte, VEN
  • Debut: 7/18/2011
  • Relationship(s): son of John Shelby, brother of Freddy Torres
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MLB Career Stats 7 4 2.68 152 0 1 154.1 157 1.28


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Alex Torres Stats

*Since 2006

Alex Torres Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Alex Torres Statcast Events


Alex Torres Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2010 Montgomery SOU

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/18/2011 Durham INT

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/30/2010 Montgomery SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Montgomery SOU

CAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/15/2009 Rancho Cucamonga CAL

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Rancho Cucamonga CAL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Rancho Cucamonga CAL

Alex Torres Leaderboards


Season G Rank
2014 70 17th in NL

Alex Torres Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2016 LHP Alex Torres elected free agency.
April 26, 2016 LHP Alex Torres assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
April 15, 2016 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LHP Alex Torres to a minor league contract.
April 1, 2016 Atlanta Braves released LHP Alex Torres.
January 7, 2016 Atlanta Braves signed free agent LHP Alex Torres to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 6, 2015 LHP Alex Torres elected free agency.
August 8, 2015 New York Mets sent LHP Alex Torres outright to Las Vegas 51s.
August 5, 2015 New York Mets designated LHP Alex Torres for assignment.
March 30, 2015 San Diego Padres traded LHP Alex Torres to New York Mets for RHP Cory Mazzoni and Player To Be Named Later.
January 22, 2014 San Diego Padres traded 2B Logan Forsythe, RHP Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, RHP Matt Lollis and SS Maxx Tissenbaum to Tampa Bay Rays for LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn.
June 1, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
May 19, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
May 16, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
March 12, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
October 4, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
August 28, 2012 Alex Torres roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
August 11, 2012 sent LHP Alex Torres on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
August 4, 2012 Durham Bulls placed LHP Alex Torres on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2012.
June 25, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
June 24, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
March 12, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
September 30, 2011 Alex Torres roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 14, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
July 19, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
July 18, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Torres from Durham Bulls.
March 11, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Durham Bulls.
October 13, 2010 Alex Torres roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
March 15, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Torres to Montgomery Biscuits.
November 19, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Alex Torres from Montgomery Biscuits.
August 31, 2009 Alex Torres roster status changed by Montgomery Biscuits.
August 29, 2009 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Traded 3B Matthew Sweeney to Charlotte Stone Crabs; Arkansas Travelers Traded LHP Alex Torres to Montgomery Biscuits and Tampa Bay Rays Traded LHP Scott Kazmir to Los Angeles Angels.
July 31, 2009 Alex Torres assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Alexander Jesus Torres Bio Info

Alexander Jesus Torres…attended Universidad Educativa Privado Bello Monte in Venezuela, where he studied science... for the last several years Alex has hosted clinics near his hometown of Valencia during the offseason for Little Leaguers between the ages of four and 13...the youngest of eight children, Alex has five sisters and two brothers…his brother, Freddy, was a catcher on the Cleveland Indians Venezuelan League team from ambidextrous when it comes to throwing a baseball…a natural lefty, he began throwing right-handed at age 13 as a way to preserve his left arm and throw more BP…today he can throw in the 80s right-handed, or at a distance of up to 120 feet....originally signed by Angels' scout Carlos Porte.


Posted a 1-2 record with a 3.33 ERA (20 ER, 54.0 IP) with 51 strikeouts against 33 walks in his first season with San Diego...Set career-bests in appearances (70) and games finished (12)… his 70 appearances were tied for the team lead with Dale Thayer...Stranded 39 of his 44 inherited runners (88.6%), tied for the fourth-best rate in the Majors and third-best in the NL, behind only J.P. Howell-LAD (94.3%) and Randy Choate-STL (89.7%)...Worked scoreless ball in 53 of his 69 outings…allowed just two earned runs in final 10 outings after allowing eight in previous seven from 8/14-31…allowed just eight earned over his first 46 games of the season (1.88 ERA, 8 ER,38.1 IP) from 3/30 - 7/26...Posted a career-best 12-game, 11.2-inning scoreless streak from 4/9 - 5/6, limiting the opposition to a .111 batting average in that time...Posted a 2.36 ERA (7 ER, 26.2 IP) with 23 strikeouts against 15 walks and a .211 opponents average in 34 games at Petco Park…went 2-1 with a 4.28 ERA (13 ER, 27.1 IP) and 28 strikeouts against 18 walks with a .248 opponents average on the road...Limited left-handed bats to a .256 (23-for-90) with one home run while righties hit just .209 (23-for-110) with one home run…among left-handed, NL relievers, his opponents batting average against right-handed hitters ranked sixth.


Enjoyed one of the better seasons of any reliever in 2013, going 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA (58 IP, 11 ER) in 39 appearances over two stints with the Rays...his 1.71 ERA led all Major League rookie relievers...Began the season with Triple-A Durham and was recalled May 15 to take the place of injured David Price on the roster...optioned to Durham after pitching in two games and recalled again for good on June 1...Over his first 21 big league outings (through Aug 4), allowed only one run in 34.1 IP...after that pitched to a 3.80 ERA (10 ER, 23.2 IP) over his last 18 appearances...Began his season with 20 consecutive scoreless innings, a streak that extended to 25.0 IP counting his final outing of 2011 (did not appear in 2012)...this was the second-longest scoreless streak in club history behind J.P. Howell (27.1) in 2012...His 20.0 IP was also the second-longest scoreless streak to start a season in club history, after Joe Borowski (21.0) in 2005...Torres' streak ended June 24 vs. TOR...Led all AL relievers with a .224 opponents' slugging 201 AB, yielded only 11 extra-base hits (10 2B, 1 HR)...Held opponents to a .468 OPS (.244 OBP, .224 SLG), fourth-lowest in the Majors behind BOS Koji Uehara (.400), STL Kevin Siegrist (.432) and TEX Joe Nathan (.464) Major League history, only one rookie reliever held opponents to an OPS this low while facing as many batters: BOS Jonathan Papelbon (.465) in 2006...Ranked third among AL relievers with a .159 opp avg. (32-for-201)...only BOS' Koji Uehara (.130) and MIN's Caleb Thielbar (.154) were lower...Held right-handed hitters to a .149 average (18-for-121), lowest of any qualifying lefty reliever...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the second pitcher in the last 50 seasons (1964-2013) to allow fewer than 10 hits in the first 100 AB of a season against him (9-for-100), joining CIN's Aroldis Chapman in 2012 (also 9-for-100)...Went 3-0 with a 0.73 ERA (24.2 IP, 2 ER) in 21 appearances at home...Went 4.0 IP in two consecutive outings (May 18 at BAL and June 1 at CLE), becoming the first Major League reliever with consecutive appearances of four-plus innings, 1 hit or fewer and no runs since KC's Mike Boddicker on July 5-12, 1992...did not allow a hit in the May 18 outing...Pitched in one game in the World Baseball Classic for Venezuela on March 10...allowed two runs in 0.2 innings in San Juan, PR...Pitched in 3 of 4 games in the ALDS vs. Boston, recording four scoreless innings (2 H, 0 BB, 5 Ks)…was called in with the game tied in Game 3 (1.0 IP) and Game 4 (2.0 IP).

2012 Spent the year with Triple-A Durham, where he went 3-7 with a 7.30 ERA (69-IP, 56-ER)...had 91 SO in 69 IP but allowed 63 BB and 70 hits...Spent one day on the Rays active roster as the 26th man for the June 24 doubleheader at Philadelphia...did not pitch...Threw 4.1 shutout innings in his season-opening start on April 6 vs. Gwinnett (Barves)...allowed 20 ER in 13 IP over his next four starts and was moved to the bullpen at the beginning of May...pitched to a 4.95 ERA (20-IP, 11-ER) in 11 relief apps before returning to the rotation on June 19...had a 9.00 ERA (24-IP, 24-ER) over his next eight starts and was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 2...Made four rehab starts with the GCL Rays...reinstated to Durham on Aug 28 and made a relief appearance on Aug 29 at Norfolk (Orioles)... made his final start of the season on Sept. 1 vs. Charlotte (White Sox), tossing 5.2 shutout innings with 10 SO and only one BB. 2011 Made 4 relief apps over two stints with the Rays, his first experience in the majors, and spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Durham...Recalled on July 18 and made his major league debut that night vs. NYY...entered in the 9th inning and yielded a single and 3 walks (1-IBB) to plate the winning run and suffer the loss, 5-4...was optioned to Durham the next day...Recalled on Sep 13 and remained in the majors through season's end...made 3 relief apps during his final stay, going 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (7-IP, 2-ER)...prior to his call-up had not pitched in relief since 2009 with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)...On Sep 24 vs. TOR earned his first major league win to bring the Rays within 1.5 games of Boston in the AL Wild Card race...pitched a career-high 5 innings, scoreless, in relief of Jeff Niemann, who exited after the 1st inning...tallied 3 H, 1 BB and 5 was the most scoreless innings thrown by a Rays reliever since Doug Waechter threw 5 scoreless innings on June 3, 2005 at was the most scoreless innings of relief thrown by a Rays rookie since Delvin James' 5 IP on Sep 24, 2002 at NYY...Led all Triple-A pitchers in strikeouts (156) and walks (83)...the 83 BB were tied for 7th most among all minor leaguers...finished his second straight season winning the strikeout title at his respective league, after leading the Double-A Southern League with 150 in 2010...In 27 starts for Durham, went 9-7 with a 3.08 ERA (146.1-IP, 50-ER)...won 5 of his last 6 decisions and 7 of his last 9...Through June 11 was 2-5 with a 4.24 ERA (63.2-IP, 30-ER) in 12 starts for Durham...after that (starting June 18) went 7-2 with a 2.17 ERA (82.2-IP, 20-ER) over his final 15 starts, allowing 2 ER or less in 12 of those 15 outings...Ranked 7th among Rays minor leaguers (4th among full-season players) with a 3.08 ERA...his 12 wins were tied for 2nd...his 156 SO were 2nd behind Matt Moore...Made 3 apps (1 start) in his first spring spent in major league camp...Enters the 2012 season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in the Rays organization. 2010 Spent the entire season with Double-A Montgomery, going 11-6 with a 3.47 ERA (142.2-IP, 55-ER) in 27 starts...was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team...Led the Southern League with 150 strikeouts, which fell three shy of the Biscuits record held by Andy Sonnanstine (153 in 2006)...ranked 2nd in the Rays system in strikeouts behind minor league leader Matt Moore (208)...In addition to his strikeout title, ranked among league leaders in SO/9 IP ratio (9.46, 3rd), starts (tied for 3rd) and ERA (7th)...issued a league-high 70 walks...Through July 2 (16 starts), was 8-3 with a 2.40 ERA (82.1-IP, 22-ER)...after that, went 3-3 with a 4.92 ERA (60.1-IP, 33-ER) in 11 starts...Was selected to the World Team in the All-Star Futures Game...pitched a scoreless 3rd inning, allowing 1 hit...Pitched for Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League...went 4-1 with a 1.91 ERA (28.1-IP, 6-ER) in 7 starts...Enters 2011 ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect and Best Slider in the Rays org...BA also rated him the Southern League's No. 12 prospect and Best Change-up. 2009 Was acquired by the Rays from the Angels on Aug 28 as part of the Scott Kazmir trade...split the season between advanced Class-A (Rancho Cucamonga) and Double-A (Arkansas, Montgomery)...Combining all three stops, went 13-6 with a 2.77 ERA (156-IP, 48-ER) in 28 games (26 starts)...ranked 11th in the minors with 156 strikeouts, as he struck out exactly one batter per inning... held opponents to a .222 batting avg...Despite being promoted to Arkansas on July 31, he led the Class-A California League with a 2.74 ERA and led Rancho Cucamonga with 124 strikeouts...was named a midseason and postseason All-Star in the California League...also led the CL with a .217 opp avg...Allowed only 5 home runs in 156 IP (31.1-IP per HR) his minor league career, has allowed only 10 HR in 341.2 IP (34.1-IP per HR) and has averaged 9.98 SO/9 IP...Earned consecutive minor league Pitcher of the Month honors for the Angels organization in June and July...went 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA (32.2- IP, 5-ER) in July went 5-0 with a 2.09 ERA (38.2-IP, 9-ER)...His 85 walks overall were tied for 4th most among all minor leaguers...Led all Angels farmhands in strikeouts (149) and wins (13)...ranked 3rd in ERA (2.75)...Had a stretch of 19 consecutive scoreless innings between June 9-29 for Rancho...won his final 5 starts for the Quakes...After the season, was rated as the No. 9 prospect in the Rays organization and No. 14 prospect in the California League by Baseball America...was tabbed by BA as having the best slider in the system...was added to the Rays 40-man roster on Nov 19. 2008 In 2008 made 10 starts for Rancho Cucamonga, his first experience beyond Rookie ball...began the year in the Rookie-level Arizona Summer League...allowed only 4 runs in 4 starts there before making the jump to Rancho on July 13...Allowed only one home run in 53 IP for Rancho...struck out a career-high 12 on Aug 3 vs. Lancaster (Red Sox) in 5.1 IP...After the season, made one appearance for Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League...was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 24 prospect in the Angels system. 2007 In 2007, pitched in 4 games for the AZL Angels. 2006 Made his stateside debut in 2006 with the AZL Angels. 2005 Spent the 2005 season with the DSL Angels, where he compiled a 1.52 ERA (52.1-IP, 9-ER) over 9 starts...held opponents to a .122 avg and averaged 14.68 SO/9 IP.