ESNY’s New York Yankees top 10 prospects

1. Gleyber Torres

Torres was acquired during the Yankees trade deadline fire sale, in a trade with the Cubs for Aroldis Chapman.

The slugger tore up the competition in the Arizona Fall League and was named the MVP and won the league’s batting title. The 19-year-old was the youngest to ever win the batting title and the MVP award.

Not only that but according to Baseball America, he was the top prospect in the league ahead of notable names such as Michael Kopech, who was recently traded to the White Sox in the Chris Sale deal.

Recently, Jim Callis, called the Yankees prospect, the number two prospect in all of baseball.

Out of all of his five tools, Torres’s best tool is his bat. More specifically is his ability to hit for a high average. He also plays a premium position, shortstop, although it is believed that in the future, a move to second or third might be necessary.

At the age of 19, in High-A, the shortstop hit .270/.354/.421. These numbers are unreal for one so young at that level.
At only 20 years old, the young stud is expected to start next season at Double-A at a ripe young age.

If he continues to develop at this rate, it won’t be too long until Torres is in the Bronx.


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