Padres Winter League Report: January 4 (Torrens Homers in Venezuela)

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There were a total of eight men in action on Friday around the globe.

Here is a recap of the day’s events:

Australian Baseball League

Michael Gettys– (2-4) 2B, 2 RBI, BB

The outfielder continues to swing a hot bat in Australia as he went 2-for-4 with a double on Friday morning. He owns a .318 average so far this season in the ABL.

Todd Van Steensel– 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K

The recently inked Australian native blew a save on Friday, allowing two earned runs in a little over an inning pitched. His ERA is at 2.35 ERA now.

Jarryd Dale– (0-3) BB, Run, SB, K

Dale continues to struggle with the bat, going 0-for-3 on Friday. He is hitting .175 on the year for Melbourne.

Mexican winter league

Esteban Quiroz– (0-4) K

Scrappy second baseman Esteban Quiroz went 0-for-4 on Friday in Mexico. He has a decent chance to make a splash at some point in 2019 for the Padres.

Dominican winter league

Fernando Tatis Jr.– (1-4) Run, BB, K

Tatis was batting third and playing shortstop for the Estrellas on Friday. He went 1-for-4 in the game and committed his fifth error in 10 playoff games. That is a bit of a concern.

Franchy Cordero– (0-3) 2 BB, 2 K

Franchy was playing left field and batting third for the Leones. The left-handed hitter went 0-for-3 with two walks in the game. He also struck out twice as he continues to have issues making consistent contact.

Puerto Rican winter league

Aldemar Burgos– (0-3) BB, 2K

Outfielder Aldemar Burgos went 0-for-3 on Friday in the island of Puerto Rico. He has had a decent year this winter and could be in store for a productive 2019 season.

Venezuelan winter league

Luis Torrens– (1-3) HR, RBI, Run, BB

Torrens was at first base on Friday and produced a home run for his Venezuelan team. He has hit well this winter and has played some behind the plate. Torrens has major league experience and could be a decent option for the Padres down the road.

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