Gleyber Torres

Prospects1500 Rankings

2017 (overall): 5

2017 (team): #2 Yankees

Prospects1500 Blurb:

he MVP of the Arizona Fall League (hit .403 with a 1.158 OPS) Torres is an uber prospect also on the fast track to the big leagues. Signed out of Venezuela at 16 by the Cubs,who noticed his best mature approach to hitting, he has not disappointed since he has crossed shores. He was the Midwest leagues top prospect in 2015 at age 18 and has developed a much more polished swing that could produce power in the range of 25 HR’s per year as his body continues to fill out. Shortstop might not be his best position as his range could push him to the keystone spot. But at age 20 his athleticism and strong arm allow him to make tough plays. Acquired by the Yanks as part of the Aroldis Chapman deal, Torres could be on the scene as early as 2018.

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