MUSTANGS IN THE PROS (pdf)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Former Cal Poly outfielder Nick Torres has belted two grand slams in the last week and is in the top 10 in the Mexican League in both home runs and RBIs.
Playing for Puebla, Torres (pictured at right) is hitting .315 in 38 games with 13 home runs and 43 RBI. He is seventh in the league in home runs and eighth in RBIs.
Torres hit a grand slam May 11 against Laguna (VIDEO) and May 17 versus Yucatan (VIDEO). Also this season, he doubled three times against Tabasco on April 9 and belted a walk-off home run in a 9-8 win over Quintana on April 30.
Torres played four years in the San Diego Padres organization after being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
Meanwhile, first baseman Brian Mundell and middle infielder Mike Miller are on hot streaks with their Triple-A clubs.
Mundell sports a .383 average at Albuquerque with four home runs and 22 RBI in 29 games. He currently has a 10-game hitting streak, going 19-for-41 (.463) with four doubles, one home run and five RBIs.
Mundell was 4-for-4 with three singles and a two-run home run versus El Paso on May 17. He also has a grand slam to his credit this year, at Tacoma on May 6.
At Pawtucket, Miller has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games and had three consecutive two-hit games May 14, 16 and 17. He currently is hitting .303 with 21 RBIs in 36 games. Primarily the leadoff hitter, Miller has started 29 games at shortstop, two at third and five at second.
Cal Poly's lone Major Leaguer, outfielder Mitch Haniger, is hitting .231 for the Seattle Mariners with 13 home runs and 28 RBIs in 50 games. He has 13 multiple-hit games and has homered in back-to-back games three times this season.
Mark Mathias is hitting .276 at Columbus with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 35 games. He went 19-for-43 (.442) in his first 11 games of the month of May to lift his average 91 points.
Outfielder Zack Zehner, hitting .239 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, was sent down to Double-A Trenton on May 11 and is 9-for-33 (.273) in nine games with the Thunder.
Cal Poly players in Triple-A include Mundell, Miller, Mathias and infielder Pater Van Gansen with the El Paso Chihuahuas. Zehner and pitcher Chase Johnson (Richmond Flying Squirrels) are in Double-A.
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