Gleyber Torres Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/13/1996 (25)
Gleyber Torres Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Gleyber Torres News
New York Yankees second baseman/shortstop Gleyber Torres belted his ninth homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. Torres was part of a three-homer inning for the Yankees, with his blast traveling 425 feet at 106.4 MPH. The 24-year-old has disappointed fantasy managers all season with his subpar production- but has been making amends in September, as he's hit .292 with three round-trippers, nine RBI, and 14 runs scored. Torres should be considered a strong start for the remainder of the season.
New York Yankees shortstop/second baseman Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's victory over the Red Sox. Torres started his day off with an RBI single, then powered a 104.1 MPH homer to give New York an 8-3 lead. He capped his day off with a 101.6 MPH single. Torres has been absolutely on fire since the switch to second base, as he has gotten a hit in every game since that point, as he's hit .388 with one home run, four RBI, five runs scored, and two stolen bases. The 24-year-old has shown much better plate discipline during this stretch. Torres is rewarding patient fantasy managers at the right time.
New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres will move from shortstop to second base for the remainder of the season. Torres has been a below average fielder this season, as he has made a career-worst 18 errors while posting a minus-eight figure in the Statcast metric 'Outs Above Average.' The move will make the 24-year-old the primary starter at the keystone with Gio Urshela moving to short. DJ LeMahieu will serve as the third baseman. Perhaps the defensive shift will revive Torres' bat, which has been extremely disappointing this season, as evidenced by his career-low .676 OPS in 438 plate appearances.
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.