TORRES-COSTA, QUINTIN

Position: Pitcher

DOB: September 11, 1994

Height: 5’11” / Weight: 190

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (35th round, 2015)

Profile:  Selected by the Brewers in the 35th round out of the University of Hawaii, Torres-Costa signed with the Brewers and split his first season in the pros between Maryvale and Helena.  He opened up the following season at Class-A Wisconsin, but after struggling early on was assigned back to Helena.  He spent the remainder of the season bouncing between the two squads, then opened 2017 at High-A Carolina.  After a strong first half to the season, Torres-Costa earned a promotion to Double-A Biloxi in July and finished out the season there, before being selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League following the season.  With a low-90’s fastball, a plus changeup and a developing breaking ball, Torres-Costa is a strikeout and groundball pitcher who profiles best as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen, but he has shown an ability to work longer stints in relief as well.

2015:  Assigned to Maryvale after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Brewers, Torres-Costa went 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in eight games, and quickly received a bump up to Helena.  He pitched in six more games there to finish out the year, striking out 17 in 11.1 innings of work.

2016:  Torres-Costa moved up to Class-A Wisconsin to begin the 2016 season and wound up moving back-and-forth between the Timber Rattlers and Helena.  In 45 combined relief outings, he went 6-3 with a 3.92 earned run average, racking up 81 strikeouts in 64.1 innings of relief.

2017:  The Brewers saw enough from Torres-Costa that they opted to send him to High-A Carolina to open up the 2017 season and he thrived there, going 6-4 with a 3.77 ERA, punching out 66 opposing hitters in 45.1 innings of work.  That earned him a promotion to Double-A Biloxi in July, and he wound up pitching the rest of the season with the Shuckers, recording 25 strikeouts over 20.2 innings.