Saw a majority of his playing time at first base in 2011 and is expected to continue in that role this season ... Was a member of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska League during summer 2011 hitting .267 ... Played during summer 2010 for the Dupage Dragons in Lisle, Ill. ... Batted .294 with 13 doubles, five home runs, 29 runs and 31 RBI over 49 contests ... Played three summers (2006-08) for the San Diego Show ... Was honored for the best performance at the Perfect Game Underclass Showcase in Florida in 2006.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Made 48 starts at first base and played in left field on four occasions (including a pair of starts)...Other five starts came in the DH role ...Had a streak of 25 contests in which he reached base safely (hit, walk or hit by pitch), the longest such streak by an Aztec during the season... Over the final 20 game of the season hit .354 (28-for-79) with four doubles, 14 RBI and 21 runs scored ... Also drew 19 walks and was hit by pitch twice over that span for a .490 on-base percentage... Hit his second home run of the year on May 10 vs. CSU Northridge and followed that with another in the next game vs. BYU (May 12)... Had a streak of 10 games in which he walked at least once (total of 15 BB) end in the series finale vs. BYU on May 4) ... His career walk total of 94 ranks 11th on the SDSU all-time list... Led the Aztecs in multiple-hit games with 20 and was second on the squad with 10 multiple-RBI efforts...His overall on-base percentage of .428 ranked fourth in the MWC while his mark of .476 in league games was sixth...He led the conference in walks with 43 in all games and 21 in MWC contests.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2010
SDSU's starting first baseman in 39 games and the starting DH in five contests ... Also made one appearance in the outfield ... Recorded a career-high four hits in game vs. Wagner on April 23 ... Tied personal best of three runs scored on three occasions with the last time against UNLV on May 20 ... Had the first two-home run game on May 13 at Brigham Young.... Led off a game with a home run twice (vs. New Mexico April 30 and at BYU May 13) ... Led the team with 43 walks and ranked second in the MWC in that category ... His nine sacrifice bunts ranked eighth in the MWC and tied for the 10th-most in a season in school history ... Hitting .453 (24-for-53) with runners in scoring position ... Longest hitting streak of 11 games from April 13-30 when he batted .432 (16-for-37) with eight runs scored and 13 RBI.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009
In his 36 games played, appeared at DH (13 starts), first base (10 starts), left field (five starts) and as a pinch hitter and pinch runner ... Made his SDSU debut at the plate when he was called off the bench on Feb. 22 at the University of San Diego ... Responded by singling to left field, then recorded a base hit in a second at bat later in the contest to go 2-for-2 in his first two collegiate plate appearances ... Had a season-best six game hitting streak April 24-May 2, going 8-for-24 (.333) with a triple, home run, three runs scored and 10 runs batted in ... Season-high four RBI in contest vs. TCU on April 25 when he recorded his first triple and home run as Aztec ... Hit .600 (15-for-25) with runners in scoring position ... Committed only one error in 166 chances for a .991 fielding percentage ... Batted .316 over 13 games in Mountain West Conference play.
Won three letters as a baseball player at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, Calif. ... Coached there by Dan Gallegos ... A first-team all-CIF selection as a senior ... Also named first-team all-Mesa League and the league player of the year ... Batted .478 with 34 runs scored, seven home runs and 31 runs batted in ... Record of 11-2 as a pitcher ... First-team all-league honoree as a junior after hitting .444 with seven homers and 37 RBI ... As a sophomore earned second-team all-league accolades with a .390 batting average and three home runs along with a pitching record of 6-3 ... Named to the San Diego Union Tribune all-academic baseball team on two occasions ... Was an active in the Mercury Service Club and the Asian International Association ... Honor student who was a member of the California Scholarship Federation, an organization emphasizing high standards of academic achievement and community service ... Graduated with honors and a 4.0 grade point average.
Jomel D. Torres was born Jan. 23, 1990 in Athens, Greece ... Son of Mel and Jonie Torres ... Enjoys playing the piano and hanging out with friends ... Favorite athletes is Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice ... Recruited by UC Santa Barbara, San Diego and Hawai'i ... A public health major planning on a career in either professional baseball or as a pharmacist.