2023 Player Outlook
Exit Velocity and Launch Angle gains helped Torres find his long-lost power bat (24 HR). He also posted a double-digit stolen base total (10) for a second straight season. Right wrist inflammation forced Torres to the bench in late June. The residual effects from the injury may have contributed to Torres’ August slump (.180/.204/.260) but he bounced back with a .391/.442/.696 triple slash in his last 17 games of the season. Torres seems more comfortable on the diamond now that he’s no longer playing shortstop and is the Yankees’ starting second baseman. Look for another 20-plus home run season and with MLB rule changes expected to make stealing bases a little easier, we might see a slight uptick in Torres’ stolen base total this season.