Prospect Focus: Ray Torres Providence CatcherJanuary 11, 2017
The first Dynamic Baseball Prospect Feature of 2017 takes us to Charlotte, NC to catch up with Providence star catcher and LSU commit Ray Torres. Torres, just a Sophomore, has an advanced tool set for a prospect of his age. He is very sound defensively behind the dish with good catch and throw skills. Please enjoy today's prospect feature with Ray Torres.
On His Commitment
What were the three biggest factors going into your decision?
What other schools showed interest in you?
University North Carolina
East Carolina University
University of Virginia
What ultimately made you choose this school?
LSU has always been my top choice and the relationship I built over the past year with the coaching staff made it an easy decision when the time came along to make my decision. Also the programs history speak for itself. LSU has the best fan base in the country not every day can you play in front of 10,000 plus fans.
How do you plan on juggling the school work and being a student athlete?
Right now at Providence HS Coach Hignight does a great job preparing us for the next level on how to juggle school and baseball. I plan on taking what I learned from Providence and applying it to LSU and also take advantage of the player’s academic center each scholar-athlete has full access too.
How has travel ball helped you prepare for the college level?
I would say it helped with building relationships with different players from different parts of the country also catching higher velocity pitchers on a daily basis.
What do you feel you can bring to the table as a freshman?
By the time I’m a freshman in college I think I can bring a true leadership in the position I play. I think I would be able to help out our pitching staff and be the field general every head coach needs a catcher to be.
On His Off-Season
Which tools have you been looking to improve this offseason?
I have been working on my swing and getting stronger .
What are you looking forward to this travel ball season?
Looking forward to playing in all the major events. This is where you can really see the best of the best around the country.
Which part of your game do you feel is the strongest?
My catch and throw. I take a lot of pride in my catching abilities. I love throwing runners out.
Which part of your game do you feel you need to work on the most on?
I would like my hitting to be as recognized as were my catching skills are. I hit over .400 as a freshman in the toughest High School conference in North Carolina and would like to continue to get better. I want people to say he’s a great hitting catcher.
What are you looking forward to the most this high school season?
Looking forward to playing for a state title. Last year we came up a game short from defending our state title from 2015 this year we are looking to get it back.
What have you been doing to prepare for this upcoming season? Workout regimen etc..
Here has been my weekly routine this off-season:
Yoga or Platies 2x week
Cross training @D1 Charlotte 3-4x weeks
Catching training 2x week