The Cubs top prospect, 19-year old Gleyber Torres is getting on track at the plate after a perceived slow start to the season in the Carolina League.
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a walk on Tuesday. And Torres cranked his second homer of the season.
Torres has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games with three multi-hit games. In the nine games leading up to play Wednesday, Torres was batting .333/.371/.545 with two doubles and a home run. Torres went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Pelicans 3-0 victory over Winston-Salem.
For the season, Torres is batting .189/.291/.333 with five doubles, a triple and two home runs for a .625 OPS. Torres has 12 walks and 26 strikeouts in 24 games, 90 at bats.
Player development is not linear. While some may adjust to a level quicker than others it doesn’t mean the player will not reach his projection. A player’s stat line does not tell the entire story of his development. It takes time, patience and for the player and organization, a lot of hard work.
Gleyber Torres appears to be making the right adjustments in a league in which he is the second youngest player and more than three years younger than the average player.
- Photo: Larry Kave – Myrtle Beach Pelicans