Torres gave up two hits over a scoreless inning in a loss to the Giants on Friday.
Torres owns a sub-par 4.21 ERA on the year, but he has come on strong in the second half, providing a 1.96 ERA and 5.0 K/BB ratio in 17 appearances since Aug. 6. More importantly, he has given up just one home run over during that period after posting an ugly 2.2 HR/9 over his previous 45 outings. The 24-year-old southpaw possesses the arsenal to earn a higher-leverage role in 2018 if he can continue to the limit the long ball.
Torres has a 4.69 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 51 strikeouts across 55.2 innings this season.
Torres' major weakness this season has been the home run ball, as he has given up 13, including 10 over his last 29 innings of work. The 23-year-old has a 6-3 record and three holds in 2017, but has limited fantasy value with his infrequent usage in high leverage situations.
Torres was the winning pitcher of record Tuesday after recording two outs in relief in a win over Cleveland.
Trevor Cahill (shoulder) couldn't complete five full frames in his first start fresh off the disabled list, so Torres stepped in to pick up the victory. The five wins are nice, but those should be disregarded as chasing wins from a reliever is not a fruitful venture. The 23-year-old has held his own as a rookie, posting a 4.14 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 4.3 K/BB over 37 innings, but those numbers aren't good enough for use in fantasy as a middle reliever.
Torres has pitched 13.1 innings since taking a line drive off his wrist, striking out 11 and giving up five runs, one of which was unearned.
Torres has shown no signs of lingering problems from the line drive on his wrist May 10, posting a 1.20 WHIP and 2.70 ERA since then. The WHIP is actually an increase from the 0.93 he had before the injury, but that number should be ignored as the attention goes to the ERA drop from the 5.40 he was originally posting. On the season, his numbers now stand at a WHIP of 1.06 and ERA of 4.13, respectable stats for a pitcher who only had three big league innings under his belt coming into the season.
Torres (hand) pitched one-third of an inning in Friday's victory over the White Sox.
A line drive hit Torres on the wrist earlier in the week, but the southpaw was able to avoid a DL stint and returned to action Friday. Although Torres has pitched in 17 games this season, he's not one to see many high-leverage situations as he's converted just one of two save opportunities and owns a lofty 5.28 ERA.
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