Photo courtesy of Lenny Torres
Through the eyes of a child, no dream job seems unobtainable. Princess? You bet. Astronaut? Absolutely. In reality, however, only a rare few achieve those highly coveted aspirations.
Lenny Torres is one of the few. This summer, the Beacon High School graduate is off to play baseball for the Cleveland Indians. During the 2018 MLB draft, he was the 41st selection. We caught up with the talented pitcher to learn how he got his start and what he does in his rare moments of downtime.
I started playing baseball when I was 4, and basketball and football later on between the ages of 5 and 12. Then everything stopped for baseball.
[It] was just a rush. Everything was happening so fast and it was just a fun period to see all the scouts and agents wanting to talk to me and be a part of my journey to (possibly) the big leagues.
What’s up Cleveland! #indians
What a freaking night it was
— LennyTorresJr. (@LennyTorresJr02) June 5, 2018
Moving from Beacon to Cleveland won’t be for a while now that I’m in Arizona for who knows how long. If it has to come to moving to Cleveland, then I will since that’s the hometown for the Indians.
Player stats from high school that I remember are 76 strikeouts in 40-something innings. I also topped out at 99 a couple times.
Thank you coaches for al the support throughout my highschool career!ðŸ’ªðŸ¼ https://t.co/oCMsM7reTp
— LennyTorresJr. (@LennyTorresJr02) June 21, 2018
Other hobbies are just watching TV, mostly ESPN, and hanging out with friends. No other sports as of right now officially, but a pick up game of basketball or just shooting around with friends whenever I can.