Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres

25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Torres rebounded from a 2021 power outage with 24 homers, one third of which were opposite field shots at home. He also hit fly balls at a career high 46% clip, with the uppercut approach adding a couple ticks of exit velocity. Torres' 45.3 HardHit% was 5 points higher than normal, fueling a 77th percentile level. Torres was given the keys to second base where he proved to be a much better defender than shortstop. The only negative to Torres' campaign was slightly less running, perhaps due to getting caught five times in 15 tries. Torres' change in approach is encouraging for maintaining power, though he'll be hard-pressed to approach the 38 homers he hit with the fun ball in 2019. While Torres doesn't rank among the top tier at the keystone, with last year's bounce back he merits consideration for the next tier, keeping in mind the quality at second base is a step down from the other infield positions. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Yankees in March of 2022.
Good to go
SSNew York Yankees
October 11, 2022
Torres (illness) will bat third and start at second base in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Guardians on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Torres missed the tail end of the regular season due to an illness, but the Yankees' time off during the wild-card round allowed him to get fully healthy. He'll need to play a significant role in the ALDS, as DJ LeMahieu was left off the roster due to a foot fracture.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
20
16
26
20
7
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
6
6
12
7
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .809 341 37 16 42 7 .269 .331 .477
Since 2020vs Right .706 896 103 20 101 17 .253 .324 .382
2022vs Left .829 146 17 10 22 1 .255 .297 .533
2022vs Right .736 426 56 14 54 9 .257 .315 .422
2021vs Left .802 158 17 5 15 6 .293 .359 .443
2021vs Right .651 358 33 4 36 8 .245 .318 .332
2020vs Left .738 37 3 1 5 0 .226 .351 .387
2020vs Right .764 112 14 2 11 0 .263 .375 .389
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+38%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .771 626 76 24 84 10 .257 .332 .439
Since 2020Away .694 614 64 12 59 14 .256 .318 .376
2022Home .797 286 39 17 43 5 .244 .304 .492
2022Away .725 286 34 7 33 5 .269 .316 .409
2021Home .715 276 29 6 33 5 .254 .336 .379
2021Away .677 240 21 3 18 9 .265 .325 .352
2020Home .882 64 8 1 8 0 .333 .438 .444
2020Away .640 88 9 2 8 0 .187 .307 .333
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.30
 
BB Rate
6.8%
 
K Rate
22.6%
 
BABIP
.295
 
ISO
.194
 
AVG
.257
 
OBP
.310
 
SLG
.451
 
OPS
.761
 
wOBA
.331
 
Exit Velocity
90.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.7%
 
Barrels/PA
7.5%
 
Expected BA
.244
 
Expected SLG
.441
 
Sprint Speed
22.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.6%
 
Line Drive %
18.5%
 
Fly Ball %
45.9%
 
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After amazing 2018 and 2019 seasons, Torres has not been the same, especially in the power department with his home-run rate dropping from around 20% HR/FB to 7%. He would have been completely irrelevant last season if he hadn't stolen 14 bases. There isn't just one "issue" but several items working together to drag down Torres' production. His Pull% is down about six percentage points. His groundball rate is up four percentage points (i.e. career-low launch angle). Career lows in avgEV and Statcast's Hard Hit%. He hit for no power against righties (.088 ISO). He's destroyed sinkers (1.101 OPS) and he's seeing fewer of them with pitchers throwing him more changeups (15 SwStr%). Chances are, he is not headed back to the 38 homers of 2019, but some total in the low 20s is possible if he improves all the values headed in the wrong direction.
When Torres exploded for 38 homers in 2019, there was reason to be skeptical given his ho-hum peripherals. Still, few foresaw the extent of his power dropoff in 2020. After posting a 14.4 AB/HR (17th-best in baseball) the previous campaign, Torres homered only three times in 136 at-bats last season. Per Statcast, his 38.0 Hard% was actually slightly up from 2019, and his average exit velocity stayed relatively constant. So what went wrong? First, Torres rarely barreled the ball -- his 3.7 Barrel% ranked in the 13th percentile leaguewide. Second, he passed on too many good pitches, registering a 69.8 Meatball Swing % -- down 15.1% from his breakthrough campaign. Increased patience led to a career-best 13.8 BB% and 17.5 K%, but the decline in production made it a significant net loss. Torres has the talent to bounce back, but don't be surprised if 2019 turns out to be his peak season.
The game is in a great place with a multitude of talented youngsters, and Torres is near the front of the class with his potential. The young slugger took over minority ownership of the Baltimore franchise in 2019, hitting 13 of his 38 homers against the bottom-feeding Orioles pitching staff and also hit 29 of his 38 homers against right-handed pitching on the season. His home/road splits are not as drastic as one would assume with his friendly home stadium, though his expected stats paint a somewhat worrisome picture for his 2020 projections. While his expecting batting average was identical to his actual mark, his expected slugging percentage was 64 points below his actual SLG. None of his batted-ball events ranked in the top 10 percentile on the year, but some of his actual outcomes ranked in the overall top 20. It would be best to taper the 2020 expectations rather than expect another step forward.
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.
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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Still ill
SSNew York Yankees
Illness
October 5, 2022
Torres (illness) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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Remains on bench for nightcap
SSNew York Yankees
Illness
October 4, 2022
Torres (illness) is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers.
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Sits for first game of doubleheader
SSNew York Yankees
Illness
October 4, 2022
Torres (illness) remains on the bench for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against Texas.
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Dealing with illness
SSNew York Yankees
Illness
October 3, 2022
Torres was removed from Monday's lineup against the Rangers since he's under the weather, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
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Scratched Monday
SSNew York Yankees
Undisclosed
October 3, 2022
Torres was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Rangers for an undisclosed reason, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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