2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Gleyber Torres
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
When finally promoted to the big league club, Torres flashed the skills that should reside in the middle of the New York infield for the foreseeable future. After hitting just 24 home runs in his minor league career, Torres popped 24 round-trippers in 123 games with the Yankees last season. Along with those marks, he posted an .840 OPS, drove in 77 runs and swiped six bags. He makes hard contact with frequency, and perhaps one of the biggest takeaways from his rookie season is that he made soft contact, per Fangraphs, just 14 percent of the time. His fly ball rate is solid, and he only hits a ground ball about one-third of the time, so that suffices. His HR/FB ratio will likely stay a tad bit higher, consider his home games are in one of the more hitter friendly parks in all of baseball, even though he only uses the opposite field about one-quarter of the time.
What Torres did at 21 years of age in the big leagues is impressive, and his potential is immense in that New York...