Starlin Castro‘s Stability vs. Gleyber Torres‘ Intrigue

This has the potential to be one of the more prominent questions of 2017.

There is no denying the upside of Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ top prospect who was acquired from the Cubs in the midseason Chapman swap last year. The kid is tearing the cover off the ball in spring training and, if it wasn’t for developmental concerns, absolutely no one would have a problem with him breaking camp with the big league squad.

As a matter of fact, Brian Cashman even made it clear that two-level (Double-A to the bigs) promotions are not far-fetched.

Starlin Castro, who is coming off a steady first year in the Bronx, looks like the guy who is headed out the door, but the organization needs to consider two angles before anything transpires:

  • Are they ready to part ways with a young middle infield hit machine?
  • Are they willing to rush Gleyber Torres into uncharted territory?