The Erie SeaWolves, Detroit’s Double-A affiliate, played two games Thursday against the Altoona Curve, and it was a day to remember.
Torkelson, a top-five prospect on both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, went to the plate seven times during the doubleheader. He finished a perfect 7-for-7 with three home runs, three singles and a double.
He drove in six runs and scored five times.
It was a ridiculous performance for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft. Torkelson is now hitting .271 with a .384 on-base percentage in 48 games at Double-A. He’s up to 14 home runs and 10 doubles.
Before his promotion to Erie, Torkelson hit .312 with five homers and 11 doubles in 31 games at High-A ball.
Torkelson’s performance overshadowed a 3-for-8 day from prospect Riley Greene. The No. 2 prospect in Detroit’s system clubbed two home runs and a double.