Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Torres doesn't have great speed and the modest stolen-base output 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 at the plate, even after accounting for park effects. He went on an incredible run shortly after his callup to New York 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 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 Torres to open the year at shortstop before moving back to second once Didi Gregorius (elbow) is healthy. 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.
Smashes two-run homer
SSNew York Yankees
September 29, 2018
Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in an 8-5 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.
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Torres' fourth-inning shot off Eduardo Rodriguez not only lifted the Yankees to a three-run lead, it broke the single-season home-run record of 264 previously held by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. Torres is hitting .274 with 24 home runs and 77 RBI this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .912 134 17 11 26 1 .254 .336 .576
Since 2016vs Right .785 350 37 13 51 5 .278 .341 .444
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
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
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .868 248 34 13 43 2 .301 .344 .524
Since 2016Away .765 236 20 11 34 4 .238 .335 .431
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
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
0.34
 
BB Rate
8.7%
 
K Rate
25.2%
 
BABIP
.321
 
ISO
.209
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.340
 
SLG
.480
 
OPS
.820
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Gleyber Torres
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November 10th
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October 18th
Todd Zola offers his early thoughts on the shape of the 2019 player pool and suggests that J.T. Realmuto may be the only catcher left worth an early-round investment.
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October 9th
Derek VanRiper looks at Tuesday's single-game slate between the Yankees and Red Sox.
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October 9th
Derek VanRiper previews Tuesday's DraftKings Showdown contest between the Yankees and Red Sox.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Playoff Value Plays
October 8th
Chris Morgan looks over Monday's three-game slate and likes Ronald Acuna to come up big again as the Braves try to force a Game 5 against the Dodgers.
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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In Thursday's lineup
SSNew York Yankees
September 27, 2018
Torres (hip, groin) will bat seventh and start at second base against the Rays on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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Sits again Wednesday
SSNew York Yankees
Hip
September 26, 2018
Torres (hip, groin) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
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Scratched due to hip and groin tightness
SSNew York Yankees
Hip
September 25, 2018
Torres was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays due to tightness in his hip and groin area, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Out of lineup Tuesday
SSNew York Yankees
Foot
September 25, 2018
Torres is not starting Tuesday after being hit in the foot in Monday's game, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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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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