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Matt Torra

RHP
Matt Torra
Name: Matthew T. Torra
Born: Jun 29, 1984 in Pittsfield, Mass. USA
High School: Pittsfield (Mass.) HS
College: Massachusetts
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (31st overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 (signed for $1,025,000)
Torra is the top talent in New England and could be a prime target for the Red Sox, who have six picks before the start of the second round. But their first doesn't come until 23rd overall, and Torra was rising so fast this spring that he may not be around. He should move quickly through the pro ranks as well, and possibly even to Double-A by the end of the summer, because he's one of the most complete pitchers in the draft. Despite pitching on a weak UMass club, everything came together for him this spring. He dedicated himself to getting in better shape and has become a pitching prototype. Big and strong at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Torra gets his fastball up to 92-94 mph, touches 95 and holds the velocity deep into games. He repeats his delivery and has command of two plus pitches: his fastball and a 12-to-6 curve that has been clocked at 83. His changeup needs work but projects as big league average. Torra has learned how to control the pace of a game much better this year and didn't give up a home run in 95 innings, while posting a Division I-best 1.14 ERA--a sharp drop from a 4.90 ERA in 2004. He gave up only 56 hits altogether and walked 16 while holding opponents to a .172 average. Despite those numbers, he was just 6-3 as he was the lone bright spot on a team that went 16-33 overall. He pitched several games with pitch counts of more than 140 or 150 pitches--a workload that raised a few eyebrows among scouts.
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