Spencer Torkelson looks good in altitude as well. The former Arizona State star and 2020 top overall pick of the Detroit Tigers took part of the Futures Game at Coors Field in Denver as part of the MLB All-Star weekend.
On Sunday before the game, MLB analysists Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo had teams for the batting practice home run derby. Team Mayo won the competition mostly due to the effort of Torkelson, who hit 10 home runs by himself and matched Team Callis’ total number which included former Oregon State star Adley Rutschman.
Team Mayo bested Team Callis in the All-Star Futures Game Home Run Derby pic.twitter.com/wv6ZbkWRcz— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 11, 2021
Torkelson started at third base and batted eighth for the AL Futures. He went 1-for-2 with a single and walk. Torkelson hit a hard groundball through the left side off of Ethan Small, the No. 4 prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers system.
After a slow start, Torkelson has settled in quickly. He started with the West Michigan Whitecaps but has been promoted to the Erie Seawolves, the Double-A Affiliate. Through 52 games this season in the minor leagues, Torkelson has a .294 batting average, .999 OPS, 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 43 RBIs.