New York Yankees prospect tops Arizona Fall League top prospects list
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees’ prospect Gleyber Torres has topped Baseball America’s Arizona Fall League top prospects list for 2016.

This New York Yankees prospect has quite the resume at a mere 19-years old, huh?

Gleyber Torres, acquired in the deal that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, was listed as the No. 1 prospect on Baseball America’s Arizona Fall League top prospect list.

At the end of the AFL, he became the youngest MVP in the history of the league thanks to a league-best .403 batting average that while also leading the league in on-base percentage (.513) and OPS (1.158).

Torres, who split time between shortstop and second base, also demonstrated some pop as he smacked three home runs in 62 at-bats while finishing second in slugging percentage.

The Yankees will send their second-ranked prospect to Double-A Trenton in 2017, which could be somewhat of a challenge given the fact that he has never played past the Florida State League.

With Tampa in 2016, Torres slashed .254/.341/.385 with 10 extra base hits in 31 games.

Due to only pitching in 9.1 innings, right-handed pitcher Dillon Tate was left off the list while first baseman Greg Bird was not qualified due to exceeding his rookie limits in 2015.




 

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