A Brief look at Torres
In his first game as a Yankee, Gleyber Torres would record zero hits in four at bats.
The 21-year-old prospect made his debut for the Yankees after a long-term bout in the minors, including some time off due to surgery.
His overall production for the game wouldn’t live up to the expectations he had coming in. What more do you want from a young guy stepping up to the plate on one of the biggest stages in baseball?
According to Coley Harvey of ESPN, Torres could express one emotion after his first game, which was “super happy.”
Though his time in the majors would be delayed, it’s reassuring to see a top prospect rise up to the challenge.
He joins Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez as products of the farm system brought up to bring on a revolution. While only time will tell, it will be great to see what these guys can do.
What Torres can provide
Torres’ prospects are so high because of his use as a utility player. Much like Ronald Torreyes was used in the Yankees’ 2017 season, the hope for Torres is to move him around the infield where he’s needed.
In his time with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders this year, Torres saw time at second base, third base, and shortstop with minimal errors. In his debut at second for the Yankees, Torres pulled off a double play. This would demonstrate his instincts at the position some would say he feels most natural in.
Again, his batting was spotty, but Torres has more than enough time to recuperate from one poor hitting performance. The Yankees can only bask in his fielding skills for the time being.
Torres will start his second game Monday at 7:05 PM against the Minnesota Twins. This is a game in which he can rebound from a head-scratching first game.