According to New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, top prospect Gleyber Torres could be joining the Bronx Bombers pretty soon.
Many viewed the New York Yankees second base job as top prospect Gleyber Torres’ to lose this spring. He did just that, struggling to produce enough or impress new manager Aaron Boone enough to keep him around for Opening Day.
But that could all change, according to Newsday‘s Erik Boland.
Boone on if Torres could be called up this week: “I’d say anything’s possible. We have have conversations about that kind of thing. Possible? Yes. Likely? Not necessarily.”
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) April 15, 2018
Let’s all just acknowledge that Boone saying “not necessarily” is “likely” just the politically correct thing to say when discussing the potential of a prospect taking somebody’s spot on the roster.
Torres is blazing hot in Scranton, slashing .385/.405/.564 in 10 games. He’s hitting the ball hard and to all fields, showing the ability to hit for power and for contact, and further proving that he has become a truly complete hitter.
There is nothing left for Gleyber Torres to accomplish in Triple-A.
Not only is Torres making his ability impossible to ignore, the situation surrounding his potential promotion also works in his favor.
Tyler Wade and Miguel Andujar are struggling. Brandon Drury’s future is uncertain due to his migraine issues. The Yankees need a spark to jumpstart a sluggish beginning to the season and Gleyber Torres is as hot as just about anybody in the game.
More appropriate circumstances for calling up your top prospect do not exist.
My prediction? We’re going to see Torres in pinstripes for the first time within the next two weeks.
Hopefully, the Yankees decide to bring him up as soon as they’ve gained that extra year of team control (which should be any day now) and he can inject some life into the lineup.