2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Gleyber Torres
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Gleyber Torres to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the New York Yankees shortstop during the 2020 MLB season.
Despite not being a substantial power bat in the minors, a young middle infielder for the Bronx Bombers has certainly become one at the game’s highest level. Gleyber Torres hit 24 home runs in 123 games in 2018, and then last year, he decided he wanted to get closer to 40 home runs. In 144 games, Torres swatted 38 round trippers, driving in 90 runs and scoring 96 times himself. Furthermore, he slashed a respectable .278/.337/.535 and posted a 3.6 WAR. He offers plus power at the position, and hits for a respectable average, but is there room for more growth in 2020, or is what we got last year the peak? Let’s take a look.
His exit velocity and barrel rate enjoyed a small jump from the year before, but Torres is by no means a StatCast freak. His average exit velocity last year ranked in the 49th percentile and his hard hit rate came in at the 33rd percentile. In 2018, those numbers came in at the 52nd and 47th percentile respectively. Since the start of 2018, his HR/FB ratio is...