Gleyber Torres
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres makes a nifty defensive stop prior to putting his team up 1-0 early in the ALCS.

Can you say, “New York Yankees best player?”

As of this moment, it’s certainly not Aaron Judge. The entire borough knows it’s not Giancarlo Stanton. Masahiro Tanaka is making a push, as his four scoreless innings to begin the ALCS have the votes piling up.

Gleyber Torres is the man of the hour.

The young 22-year-old slugger who was elevated to the No. 3 hole by Aaron Boone for Game 1 of the 2019 ALCS, first, made a tremendous stop at second base only to put his team up 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning.


Torres’s eyes light up when runners are in scoring position, which made this situation perfect.

The kid who was traded for Aroldis Chapman hopped on a Zack Greinke first pitch that scored DJ LeMahieu from second.

Entering Game 1, Torres was batting a cool .417 to go along with one home run and four runs batted in. Make it five ribbies after the Yankees first strike of the series.

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