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A Look at the Future: Gleyber Torres

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Gleyber Torres is the Yankees top prospect, and according to MLB.com he is the #2 prospect in all of baseball. Torres just recently turned 21, and will more than likely be seen in the Yankee infield starting early in the 2018 season. According to recent comments by Cashman, Torres could have possibly been at 3rd last year if he wasn’t hurt, which means the Yankees might have never even brought Todd Frazier in. This was Cashmans actual comment:

Trenton, he conquered the Eastern League for the period of time he was there and then he was starting to conquer the International League and then he got hurt,’’ Cashman said. “The way his trajectory was going I think you would have seen him in the big leagues last year and it may have prevented us from trading for Todd Frazier.’’

Gleyber was the Cubs #1 prospect until the trade deadline in 2016, but the Cubs needed pieces for their 2016 World Series run. So in order to get what they needed they made a deal with the Yankees which sent Aroldis Chapman to Chicago (as a rental) and Torres came to the Yankees. This move helped the Cubs win their first World Series in 107 years, but will benefit the Yankees for years.

Torres missed a little over half of last season and had Tommy John surgery on his non throwing arm, but before the injury his raw talent was apparent. Like many of the Yankees infield prospects, Torres can play multiple positions, which are 2nd, SS, and 3rd. As of now the Yankees don’t have a set 2nd or 3rd basemen, so one of them spots will be where he ends up. There is a good shot that we will see him at 2nd in 2018, with another prospect, Miguel Andujar at 3rd (at some point). However, this could change if the Yankees were to sign a 3rd basemen for 1 or 2 years to give Andujar more time to develop. This is all strictly based on what they have now, so other options for the infield include Torreyes and Wade.

You can Expect to see Torres somewhere in that Yankee infield in 2018, and most likely it will be in May. He will probably win the position in spring training, but if the Yankees wait 3 weeks into the season and bring him up in May they get a whole extra year of control before he can become a free agent.

These are Torres 2017 stats in 55 games in the minors:

  • 235 Plate appearances
  • 202 at bats
  • 58 hits (14 doubles, 2 triples, 7 homeruns)
  • 31 runs
  • 34 RBIs
  • 7 stolen bases
  • 30 walks
  • Batting Avg .287
  • OBP .383
  • Slg .480
  • OPS .863

Here is a look at all 4 years at all levels, from age 17 to 20:

  • 374 games
  • 1611 Plate appearances
  • 1411 at bats
  • 406 hits (70 doubles, 19 triples, 26 homeruns)
  • 218 runs
  • 208 RBIs
  • 64 stolen bases
  • 175 walks
  • Batting Avg .288
  • OBP .368
  • Slg .426
  • OPS .794

Here are some highlights of Torres from 2016:

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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