Phillies Sign Ronald Torreyes to Minor League Deal

CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 08: Ronald Torreyes #74 of the New York Yankees loses his bat while hitting against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning of a game at Great American Ball Park on May 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Just a few moments ago, the Philadelphia Phillies signed 28 year old utility infielder Ronald Torreyes to a minor league deal. The right handed hitting Torreyes, is a lifetime .277/.306/.369 hitter with a .675 OPS in the big leagues. Torreyes spent 2020 with the Phillies, accumulating 7 plate appearences through four games with the club, and hit an unremarkable .143 with a .429 OPS. This move is just one that covers the team in case of injury, but there are some positive signs with Torreyes moving forward.

One of these positive signs, is the fact, albeit in such a small sample size, Torreyes increased him average exit velocity from the year before by over 12 MPH, while almost tripling his sweet spot percentage. Moving forward, it is very unlikely that Torreyes will ever get the chance again that was given to him in 2017 by the Yankees, which saw him get 336 at bats over 108 games, but it is a possibility with Jean Segura potentially being moved this offseason, that Torreyes can find some at bats this upcoming season with the Phillies, in a bench and platoon role.

Published by riskomatt

I am a 23 year old college baseball player at Cumberland University. In the past I have worked for Baseball Info Solutions, I have coached at varying levels, ranging from youth, to collegiate. I am a sports management major in college, entering my senior year, with a minor in journalism. I love to write and I love baseball, so a blog seemed once again a great place to start. Former owner of Its Always Baseball Season sports blog.

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