Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cubs in July of 2013. Traded to the Yankees in July of 2016.
Homers in victory
SSNew York Yankees
September 7, 2018
Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Yankees' 4-0 win over the Mariners on Friday.
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The impressive rookie campaign continued for Torres on Friday night, as he got the scoring started for the Yankees with a two-run blast off James Paxton in the second inning. His batting average now sits at .277 for the season, along with 23 home runs and 68 RBI.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .948 119 16 10 24 1 .274 .345 .604
Since 2016vs Right .803 319 33 13 47 4 .282 .349 .454
2018vs Left .948 119 16 10 24 1 .274 .345 .604
2018vs Right .803 319 33 13 47 4 .282 .349 .454
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .905 225 32 13 41 1 .313 .357 .548
Since 2016Away .772 213 17 10 30 4 .242 .338 .434
2018Home .905 225 32 13 41 1 .313 .357 .548
2018Away .772 213 17 10 30 4 .242 .338 .434
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
BB/K
0.36
 
BB Rate
8.9%
 
K Rate
24.7%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.215
 
AVG
.279
 
OBP
.348
 
SLG
.495
 
OPS
.843
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Knocks in two vs. Detroit
SSNew York Yankees
September 2, 2018
Torres went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in Sunday's 11-7 loss to the Tigers.
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Carries offense with two-run blast
SSNew York Yankees
September 1, 2018
Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Tigers.
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Clubs homer, swipes fifth bag
SSNew York Yankees
August 27, 2018
Torres went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks and a stolen base Monday in the loss to the White Sox.
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Plates two vs. O's
SSNew York Yankees
August 24, 2018
Torres went 1-for-3 with two RBI, two walks, a stolen base and a run scored Friday against Baltimore.
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Collects 12th double
SSNew York Yankees
August 17, 2018
Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
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