Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Torres' lack of impact speed caps his fantasy upside, but make no mistake about it; he's among the most polished young hitters in the game. At the ripe age of 21, Torres was 20% better than league average, even after accounting for park effects. He went on an incredible run shortly after his callup in late April, smacking nine homers over the course of 16 games. Torres ended up missing some time with a hip strain and the numbers really weren't good following his return (.249/.329/.404 in his final 60 regular-season games), but that's not the worst thing in the world for those of us trying to profit in the fantasy game. With a high-pedigree player like Torres, we should expect development and year-over-year improvement, and that late slide figures to keep him cost-effective in 2019. Look for him to primarily play second base, but if the Troy Tulowitzki experiment is a flop, he could get over 20 starts at shortstop before Didi Gregorius (elbow) returns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2018.
Homers for only New York run
SSNew York Yankees
October 15, 2019
Torres went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a pair of walks Tuesday in a 4-1 loss to the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS.
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Torres touched up Houston reliever Joe Smith with one out in the eighth inning after starter Gerrit Cole had tossed seven scoreless innings. It was the second homer of the series and third of the postseason for Torres, who has at least one hit in all six playoff games and is slashing a cool .417/.481/.958 with 10 RBI in 24 at-bats. The 22-year-old has also chipped in with a pair of stolen bases in the postseason after stealing only five during the regular season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
25
22
23
14
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
12
7
12
5
5
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .906 291 44 20 49 1 .271 .348 .558
Since 2017vs Right .828 797 106 42 118 10 .277 .334 .494
2019vs Left .902 157 27 9 23 0 .286 .359 .543
2019vs Right .861 447 69 29 67 5 .276 .329 .532
2018vs Left .912 134 17 11 26 1 .254 .336 .576
2018vs Right .785 350 37 13 51 5 .278 .341 .444
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .870 540 77 33 90 2 .288 .336 .534
Since 2017Away .827 548 73 29 77 9 .262 .340 .486
2019Home .872 292 43 20 47 0 .277 .329 .543
2019Away .871 312 53 18 43 5 .280 .344 .527
2018Home .868 248 34 13 43 2 .301 .344 .524
2018Away .765 236 20 11 34 4 .238 .335 .431
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Gleyber Torres compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.37
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
21.4%
 
BABIP
.296
 
ISO
.256
 
AVG
.278
 
OBP
.337
 
SLG
.535
 
OPS
.871
 
wOBA
.374
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.5%
 
Barrels/PA
6.6%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Gleyber Torres
FanDuel MLB: Saturday ALCS Breakdown
29 days ago
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29 days ago
As it's unknown who will pitch and for how long, Mike Barner concentrates on the hitting side that includes a couple lower-priced options.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Showdown Picks
30 days ago
In tonight’s Houston-New York game, Chris Bennett thinks a good GPP play is to fade Justin Verlander and go as Yankee-heavy as possible with hitters like Gleyber Torres, who’s doing well so far in the series.
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31 days ago
Christopher Olson checks in with his insights for Game 4 of the ALCS in New York on Thursday.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday ALCS Breakdown
31 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Just as it seemed a promotion to the Bronx was imminent, Torres ended up needing Tommy John surgery in June. Fortunately, position players typically only require six months to return from the procedure. Consider that Carl Crawford went under the knife in August 2012 and was ready for Opening Day in 2013. Torres should begin the year at Triple-A after playing just 23 games there in 2017, but will be summoned to take over at second base as soon as the Yankees think he is ready, likely within the first couple months of the season. His best offensive tool is his ability to hit for a high average, but he should also provide 20-to-25 homer power with a handful of steals in his prime years. In addition to his plus hit tool, Torres is a patient hitter with the on-base skills to hit first or second, even in a stacked Yankees lineup. He could add eligibility at shortstop (his natural position) and/or third base if the Yankees utilize his defensive versatility.
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 to New York as part of the Aroldis Chapman trade. The teenager is just scratching the surface of his potential, having never played a game above High-A. Still, glimpses of future stardom were evident in 2016, as Torres slashed .270/.354/.421 with 11 home runs, 66 RBI and 21 steals as one of the younger players in the Florida State League. Torres has always had above-average speed, but the development of a power stroke would really take his game to new heights. The Yankees are hoping that Torres continues to flash that home-run power as he matures. Torres will likely start the 2017 campaign at Double-A, as it appears he is the shortstop of the future for the Yankees, with Jorge Mateo trying out other positions.
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.
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Sitting Saturday
SSNew York Yankees
September 28, 2019
Torres is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Back in action
SSNew York Yankees
September 24, 2019
Torres (hamstring) is starting at second base and hitting third Tuesday against the Rays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to return Tuesday
SSNew York Yankees
Hamstring
September 22, 2019
Torres (hamstring) said he felt good Sunday and expects to be in the lineup Tuesday against Tampa Bay, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
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Remains out of lineup
SSNew York Yankees
Hamstring
September 22, 2019
Torres (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
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Not expected to play Sunday
SSNew York Yankees
Hamstring
September 21, 2019
Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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