From dreams to reality: Javier Torres talks to The Fuel about baseball and commitment


Photo By: Carlos Rosas

Receiving an offer to play any kind of sport in college is always considered a blessing. But receiving a full scholarship to play baseball is not something that goes unnoticed. Especially when Javi Torres, received his scholarship and committed his sophomore year. 

Javier Torres, a senior here at Judson High School has been making a name for himself ever since he walked through those doors freshman year. He earned a starting shortstop position as a freshman, throwing 96 mph at the future star series baseball classic in 2022, and even made contact with some MLB coaches along the way. 

“It’s a great feeling, knowing I’ve accomplished something that I’ve always dreamed of since I was little,” Torres said. “I’m trying to set a good example for my siblings, and be able to be able to help out my parents because they’ve done so much for me.” 

College can be a stressful time for anybody if you aren’t prepared for it, but the future isn’t something Torres is scared about. He is looking forward to what is to come because he gets to be a part of a special program and be able to better himself athletically and academically. 

“I’m excited, I don’t think the future is anything to be scared of, especially if it’s something I’ve been preparing myself for my whole life.” Torres stated.

”This has been a dream of mine for a long time. Baseball has always been my first love, and I’ve been playing for as long as I can remember. Baseball is more than a game to me, it feels like a lifestyle at this point because there’s not a time in the day I’m not either working out, watching, or studying the game.”

With all the attention he has gained from coaches and schools, baseball is something he does regularly everyday for multiple hours at a time. But finding a balance between rest and relaxation and practice hasn’t been hard, especially since graduation is approaching. 

“I’m just taking school day by day, trying to enjoy my senior year and my senior season.” Torres stated. “Staying on my grades, hanging out with friends, just doing what I can in the classroom and in my spare time.” 

Receiving an offer from a big time name like Texas State is life changing. And receiving it so early can change athletes’ mindset of working and trying to better themselves. Some athletes take it as a sign of relaxation and settle at the fact that they have college waiting for them. With Torres, his work ethic has always been the same. 

“I’ve always worked as hard as I do in my eyes. When I was 13, I met my trainers Morris Libson, Trey Robledo, and the entire coaching staff at DST training facility and it really changed my life.” Torres said.

 “I’m forever grateful for the opportunities the coaches gave me, and I do think that ever since I met these coaches, my work ethic and workout times have changed dramatically. Lifting every morning, training in the afternoons, they’ve really shaped me to the athlete I am today.” 

As Torres’ senior season is approaching, he is set to show out on the diamond and catch a lot more attention from some big time names. Torres aspires to make a name for himself at Texas State, as well as fulfill his dream of playing at a professional level.