Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rays 4th Round Pick - 150th Overall: Riccio Torrez

3B from Arizona State. No standout tool but no glaring weakness.

BaseballAmerica (rated #10 in Arizona):
Third baseman Riccio Torrez leapfrogged a couple of his more touted Arizona State teammates and will likely be drafted in the first 10 rounds, though he doesn't have standout tools. He won over scouts because he can do a little bit of everything and has a long track record of performance. Torrez has a line drive swing, with the chance for more power down the road. He profiles best at third base, or could wind up being a utility player because he's agile enough to play second base or shortstop in a pinch. Some scouts would like to try him out behind the plate. Torrez is a grinder who practices as hard as he plays and will be a favorite of managers in the pro ranks.


  1. Did Torrez sign? I can't find anything written, saying that he did, except for the RP chart. If so, where will he be placed?