Gleyber Torres
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Young stud Gleyber Torres finished 0-4 in his debut game at Yankee Stadium with the New York Yankees—a victorious contest over the Toronto Blue Jays. Still, it cannot deter the Bronx excitement.

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No hits. Incredible buzz. It’s what Sunday brought at Yankee Stadium.

Super-stud prospect Gleyber Torres made his long-awaited Major League Baseball debut at Yankee Stadium on a day that projected good stuff. Sure, the 5-1 New York Yankees victory over the Toronto Blue Jays added to the flavor, but it took a backseat to the overall vibe of the weekend Bronx happenings.

Starting at shortstop and hitting eighth in Aaron Boone‘s lineup, Torres finished 0-4 while striking out once.

  • Bottom 2nd: Struck out swinging with one out and a man on second and third.
  • Bottom 4th: Grounded into inning-ending double-play.
  • Bottom 6th: Foul out with one out and man on second and third.
  • Bottom 8th: Fly out to right with man on first and two out.

All in all, it was a poor debut at the plate. But that’s what’s so special about this day. Despite Torres’ first-game struggles, these Yanks officially furthered the youth narrative.

Nobody in the Yankees lineup was aged 30 or older. Austin Romine, with an age of 29, represented the elder statesmen. The usually tired Yanks hadn’t showcased a lineup without a man 30 or over since Sept. 29, 1989, via STATS.

In fact, when starting pitcher Luis Severino is thrown into the fire, Sept. 26, 1970, is the date that comes our way (as the last time the 10-man Yankees starting lineup equaled a younger age).

“We’ve worked really hard, long before I got here, at building this organization from the ground up and they’ve done a great job,” first-year manager Aaron Boone said. “I feel like we’re in a position not only to be a really good team in the short-term, but in the long-term.”

Third baseman Miguel Andujar finished 4-4 with a run and an RBI while playing next to Torres and hitting one spot in front of the man who wears No. 25. With a potential infield of Andujar, Torres, Didi Gregorius and Greg Bird, Brian Cashman’s infield feels set for at least a decade. (Gregorius smacked his sixth home run of the season in the win on Sunday.)

“It’s what everybody’s been talking about: We’ve got a lot of prospects in the minor league system,” Gregorius said. “They’ve got a lot of energy.”

It’s easy to forget at times. Gleyber Torres isn’t just a prospect. He’s a stud prospect. He’s an arguably “best in the business” prospect. Why it flies under-the-radar a little now is mainly attributed to big-time Yankee news like Giancarlo Stanton. But it shouldn’t be forgotten, 0-4 debuts and all.

Watch out baseball, Gleyber Torres doesn’t just represent one more piece of the New York Yankees youth movement, he’s potentially the face.

New York is back in action at The Stadium on Monday night as the Minnesota Twins come to town for a four-game slate.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]