20-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Yankees
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Torres was viewed as surplus for the Cubs, a team stacked up the middle of the diamond with young talent. The Yankees were more than happy to take him off Chicago's hands, though, as Torres was dealt ...
Gleyber Torres Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Cubs in July of 2013.
Torres will begin the 2017 season with Double-A Trenton, George A. King of the New York Post reports.
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Gleyber Torres: Minor League Games Played By Position
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New York Yankees Roster
MajorsAustin, Tyler (1B)
AAAAngelini, Carmen (SS)
AAAdams, Chance (P)
A+Acevedo, Domingo (P)
AAbreu, Albert (P)
RookieAmundaray, Jonathan (OF)
Gleyber Torres: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
This time last year, Torres was an 18-year-old infielder barely on the radar in the Cubs' system, but he shot up the prospect rankings in 2015, though that was partially due to the Cubs promoting many of their top prospects into key roles during the regular season. He isn't showing much power yet (just five home runs 669 at-bats), but he slashed .293/.353/.386 for Low-A South Bend before a brief promotion to High-A Myrtle Beach. His speed is an asset - he stole 22 bases in 35 attempts for South Bend - and he has shown he can take a walk. The Cubs can afford to be patient with him, but he could be a nice top-of-the-order infielder within a few years.
Torres was one of the top international prospects when the Cubs signed him in 2013. He's also barely 18. While he's shown the ability to take a walk during his brief appearances at the lowest levels in the organization, it's a bit too early to project him for greatness. He has the potential to be a five-tool player, but he's years away from the majors and there are a number of young shortstops blocking his path at the big league level.