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Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: GLEYBER TORRES 2B/SS NEW YORK YANKEES

If you are a fantasy baseball owner of New York Yankees second baseman/shortstop Gleyber Torres, it was a good day on Wednesday.  For not only did Torres homer twice in the team's opening game of a doubleheader, he added yet a third bomb in the nightcap to complete a beyond monster day for his fantasy baseball owners.  As a result, the perennial top five prospect in the Chicago Cubs system who was subsequently traded to the Yanks in the Aroldis Chapman deal is putting forth another huge season as he goes into Thursday's action with the following numbers:

.290
8 HR
20 RBI
22 R
3 SB
21.0 K/0
4.8 BB/9
.325 BABIP

Coming on the heels of a 24-homer full-season debut in 2018, Torres is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the premier power hitting middle infielders in the game and he has the added value of qualifying both at second base and shortstop.  Digging into his 2019 numbers a bit more, Torres has actually been a bit impatient with just a tiny 4.8 BB/9 rate but that is an outlier number since he historically has been around the 8.0 mark in that category.  Since Torres already carries around a solid K/9 rate of 21.0, more walks should increase the batting average some and maybe get him closer to around .300.  Already having the natural power to hit 25-30 home runs, Torres has actually run a bit as well this season to add to the value.  Since you always want steals from your middle infielders, this is no small contribution.  So when combined together, Torres is having a terrific season and more good stuff should be on the way as well given the fact he is still only 22 and has a good batch of upside remaining.  While the term of being a "can't miss" prospect is one that is overused in today's game, Torres seems set to be a rare case where he fully comes through on such a label. 


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