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    Rafael Torres
    Rafael Torres

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Corona, Calif.

    High School:
    Centennial

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 175

    Position:
    Infield

    Birthdate:
    12/18/1981

    Experience:
    2V

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2003: Torres has the ability to play at second base, shortstop or third base and will be utilized as a starter or key reserve this season.

    MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Rafael is an improved player in all aspects of his game. He is consistent on defense and has gotten stronger. He has put himself in a position where he could be a starter in three infield positions. His versatility is that you can play him anywhere. He has improved his offense and will be a key player."

    2002: Torres made 20 appearances and six starts in his 2002 sophomore season, batting .206 (7-for-34) with five RBI...went 3-for-5 with three RBI on March 13 at San Diego.

    2001: In his only action as a 2001 freshman, Torres started at second base in all three games of the Washington State series...had one hit in eight at-bats in the series.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a three-time All-Mountain View League selection at Centennial High in Corona, Calif...also earned all-county honorable mention honors...graduated with high honors...named to the All-Academic team three times.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in public policy and management...parents are Jose and Patricia...enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family...lists Nomar Garciaparra as his biggest hero...birthdate is Dec. 18, 1981.

    Torres' Career Statistics
    YEAR	        G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2001 (Fr.)	3-3	.125	8	0	1	0	0	0	2	0-1	1	2
    2002 (So.)	20-6	.206	34	6	7	1	0	0	5	0-0	3	8
    TOTALS	        23-9	.190	42	6	8	1	0	0	7	0-1	4	10