Myrtle Beach was rained out Saturday. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. And the weather might be the only thing that can slow down SS Gleyber Torres.
Gleyber Torres recorded his third three-hit game of the month earlier in the week and has hit safely in three of his last four games. Torres has reached base either with a hit or walk in each of his last four games and seven of the last nine games.
Torres cranked his fifth home run of the season as one of his three hits on Wednesday.
Gleyber Torres got off to a bad start at the plate but has picked it up over the last month and maintained a batting average over .300 while getting on base at a 35 percent clip.
In his first 21 games, Torres hit only .179/.289/.308 with five doubles, a triple and a home run for a .597 OPS. Reports suggested Torres was pressing as the 19-year old tried too hard at the High-A level. Torres has adjusted rather well over the last 24 games.
And the second youngest player in the Carolina League is climbing up leaderboard in many of the league’s offensive categories.
According to a report from MiLB.com, Torres is putting together complete games, focusing on each at-bat and hitting off the fastball.
Torres is 30-for-97 with 11 extra basehits (six doubles, one triple, four home runs) for a .309/.350/.515 slash line with a .865 OPS. Torres has struggled against lefties (.167/.255/.357/.612) while putting up good numbers against right-handed pitching (.278/.342/.444/.786).
Gleyber Torres has put together a .251/.321/.423 line in 45 games with 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs for a .744 OPS. Torres has 17 walks and 45 strikeouts in 175 at-bats.
Player development must be happy with the adjustments Gleyber Torres made. Once the league adjusts back, a big test will be how long it takes him to get back to where he is now.