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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL PROSPECT WATCH: GLEYBER TORRES JOINS WILLIE CALHOUN IN BEING DEMOTED TO MINORS

                                                             

The writing was already on the wall for top New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres this spring once the team traded with the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Brandon Drury but the point was completely driven home on Monday when GM Brian Cashman also came to an agreement on a one-year deal for veteran second baseman Neil Walker.  As a result of Drury's and Walker's arrivals, there was no longer any room for Torres on the major league roster and so it was no shock when he was optioned back to Triple-A late Tuesday.  Even prior to the demotion, Torres was really struggling offensively as he hit under .200 all spring and so it was obvious he needs some more seasoning before he is major league ready.  There is no doubt that the Tommy John elbow surgery Torres underwent last season stalled his growth and progress and without it happening, likely would have resulted in sticking with the Yanks out of camp.  Be that as it may, Torres is still lauded as a top five prospect in all of baseball and he should be held onto in deeper fantasy baseball leagues this season given that talent.  There is no guarantee Walker can hold up physically since he has a long history of back trouble and injuries overall and so Torres could be back up as soon as May.  The talent is too great to just cast aside despite today's news.


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