Gleyber Torres Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/13/1996 (24)
Gleyber Torres Season Stats
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Gleyber Torres News
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres will bat third against Rays' right-hander Michael Wacha. It's the first time this season that Torres will slot into the number-three spot in the batting order, as manager Aaron Boone attempts to get his underperforming lineup- and shortstop- going. The 24-year-old has posted a .705 OPS in 118 career plate appearances as the third hitter in the order. Torres is off to a slow start, though it's a good matchup against Wacha, who has allowed a barrel rate above 8.0 percent in two of the last three seasons- and has actually been more susceptible to right-handed batters in his career.
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres is heading to the bench for the first time this year on Tuesday as the team takes on Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays. Gio Urshela is shifting over to cover shortstop in the game. Torres is off to a quiet start to the season. He's slashing .205/.295/.231 and is still looking for his first home run. His only extra-base hit has been a double and he has just one RBI. The slow start is especially disappointing given Torres' struggles in 2020. Fantasy managers have little choice but to stay patient with Torres for now. Expect to see him back in the lineup for the final game of the series on Wednesday.
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout on Wednesday, bringing his OPS down to .625 for the season and extending his streak of games with at least one strikeout to six. Torres also made a costly throwing error for the Yankees, calling into question (again) his long-term positional fit at shortstop. It's way too early to be seriously concerned about Torres' 33.3% strikeout rate, and the Yankees have shown no indication of moving Torres somewhere else in the infield, but Torres' early season struggles are worth keeping an eye on.
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was a big letdown in 2020. He managed to hit just three home runs over 42 games, slashing .243/.356/.368 along the way. It was an extremely surprising follow-up to his 38 home run campaign in 2019, when he appeared to be emerging as one of the league's top power hitters. Instead, we saw his barrel-rate drop from 10.1% in 2019 to just 3.7% in 2020 and his home run to fly ball rate fell from 21.5% in 2019 to 7.1% last year. Despite his massive power dropoff, he made positive strides in his plate discipline, lowering his strikeout rate from 21.4% in 2019 to 17.5% in 2020 and raising his walk rate from 7.9% in 2019 to 13.8% in 2020. The Yankees were plagued by injuries last year and the constant shuffling of the lineup may have had a negative effect on Torres' game, reducing his support system and allowing opposing pitchers to throw away from him. Torres turned 24 this offseason and he's a year removed from being targeted as a top-30 pick. Now, you can get him on the outskirts of the top-75, where he's a fantastic value. Last year he showed what his downside risk is, but his upside potential is an elite power hitter and he's certainly worth taking a chance on in the seventh round or even a bit earlier. Look for him to silence his doubters and top 30 home runs for the second time in three years in 2021.