Tigers’ Spencer Torkelson notches first MLB hit after 0-for-10 begin to profession

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Spencer Torkelson is on the board. One of the-hyped rookies in Main League Baseball this season, Torkelson broke camp with the Tigers and debuted Friday. He went 0 for 10 with seven strikeouts by his first 4 video games, however in his first at-bat Tuesday towards the Pink Sox, he doubled for his first MLB hit.

It barely received in there, too. Have a look:

Hey, the proverbial monkey is off his again now. He can breathe simpler.

Torkelson was the primary general choose within the 2020 MLB draft out of Arizona State. Clearly, we all know 2020 was a completely disjointed baseball season, however he did get 17 video games in with ASU (he hit .340/.598/.780). Final season, he had stops with Excessive-A (31 video games), Double-A (50 video games) and Triple-A (40 video games). Torkelson — ranked as MLB’s No. 8 prospect coming into this spring — hit a mixed .267/.383/.552 with 29 doubles, 30 homers and 91 RBI in 530 plate appearances. In seven video games within the Arizona Fall League, he was 9 for 20 (.450) with two doubles whereas strolling extra occasions than he struck out.

The upside is a feared, All-Star, middle-order energy bat. Each instrument is there. The very early struggles weren’t too shocking. It is a robust transition to the majors and he hardly received any minor-league seasoning. He is solely 22 years outdated.

We’ll file this one within the “first of many” class, because the Tigers’ tweet above famous. One of the best guess is he’ll be much more recognized for the longball and that the primary MLB homer is not far behind.


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