SS Gleyber Torres has put together a tremendous season. And it’s very likely he will spend the off-season ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the organization.
The 18-year old Torres has been rather consistent in his first year of full-season baseball. Torres has put up the numbers at the plate while showing steady improvement in the field.
Gleyber Torres batted .312/.381/.390 in his first 61 games of the season with 11 doubles, two triples and a home run for a .770 OPS. Torres is hitting .274/.329/.385 in 52 second-half games with 11 doubles, three triples, two home runs and a .714 OPS.
Gleyber Torres was the starting shortstop for the Eastern Division in the Midwest League All-Star Game.
As the minor league season winds down, Gleyber Torres has played his way into consideration for the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year.
In 113 games this year, Gleyber Torres has hit .294/.357/.387 with 22 doubles, five triples and three home runs for a .744 OPS. Torres has walked 43 times with 101 strikeouts in 439 at bats. Torres is 22-for-34 in stolen base attempts and has been charged with 24 errors.
Gleyber Torres has played better at shortstop this season than many thought he would. Torres has the arm and quickness to play any position in the infield. He could end up playing second base in the majors if he physically outgrows shortstop.
South Bend Cubs’ manager Jimmy Gonzalez told Darin Pritchett, “Gleyber has made many strides this year both physically and mentally. He has been a crucial part of this ball club and has done an outstanding job for us on the field this year. He’s going to do good things because he works hard and has a great desire to succeed. I’m extremely happy for him being honored as the prospect of the year.”