Today’s special prospect watch is on Gleyber Torres, who was the big piece in return for Aroldis Chapman. Torres is the Yankees second best rated prospect and the future at the shortstop position pushing Jorge Mateo to being the future second baseman.
Now, Torres has had a rough time so far with the Tampa Yankees, but he has to adjust to his new teammates and different pitchers that he has not faced yet. He is improving game after game, and he has displayed great baseball skills.
In addition to his skill set, he is a huge shortstop that drives the ball all over the field and has the potential to hit 20 or more homers in a season with his quick swing. His first home run in the Yankees system was a moonshot that never came down. Also, he displays a mature approach, recognizing pitches well.
However, on the other side of the field, the 19-year-old infielder shows excellent defensive skills. He has a big arm to make all throws in the infield. His range and speed is the reason why he is going to stick at short.
Finally, between both minor league teams, Torres has 401 at-bats in 105 games. In those 401 at-bats, he has produced 10 homers and drove in 53 RBIs. Lastly, he has batted .274 on the season and stole 20 bases, which is another skill he possesses.