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.