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 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 is on the bench Tuesday for a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays and left-handed starter Steven Matz. Torres is batting .253 this season, with a .325 on-base percentage, six home runs, and 12 stolen bases in 420 plate appearances. In his place, New York is starting Andrew Velazquez. Velazquez, who is batting ninth, has logged 60 plate appearances for the Yankees this season. He's hitting .220 with a .223 on-base percentage, a home run, and three stolen bases. Fantasy managers are better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at shortstop on Tuesday.
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (thumb) has been activated off the injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Orioles. Torres missed about a month of action with a sprained thumb but is expected to slot back in as the team's starting shortstop. He was hit by a pitch during Thursday's rehab game but is feeling well enough to return to the big club, so it shouldn't be of concern to fantasy managers. Torres has enjoyed success in his career against Baltimore, as he has slashed .354/.433/.739 with 16 homers, 40 RBI, and 34 runs scored in 47 games. Even in a down year, Torres should always be active when taking on the Orioles.
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.