Friday, January 27, 2017


I have a strange feeling that one day real soon Starlin Castro is gonna be out of a job at second base. Everyone loves Gleyber Torres. Everyone. In fact, in a perfect world, I'd love to see Torres get alittle more work down on the farm this season, then maybe the Yankees try and trade Chase Headley for a bag of balls and a stack of Playboys and we can move Castro over there.  I mean, I really like Castro, I don't want the guy gone. I just have a feeling that it's gonna be fast and furious for Torres. And I'm kind of excited about it.

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The New York Daily News has a terrific article siting our buddy Keith Law and I wanted to take a few portions from it for our BYB audience.  Enjoy this:

"Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ highly touted 20-year-old infielder, came in as the No. 4 prospect in all of baseball on Keith Law’s top-100 rankings list for ESPN....

Writes Law: 'Torres is an advanced hitter at the plate with a great approach that has him going the other way well with pitches on the outer half, and he makes adjustments from one at-bat to the next like a much older player. He can square up good velocity, although his recognition of off-speed stuff still needs some work.

'Although I've had scouts question whether he'll stay at shortstop because of his build, he has a 70-grade arm and great hands, and I think he has enough lateral range that he's more likely to remain at the position than move to third. He was the second-youngest regular in the Carolina League last year and will play all of 2017 at age 20, starting in Double-A. He has the ability to pick up sliders and changeups — that's the difference between him and a promotion. He's the Yankees' new shortstop of the future, a player with All-Star upside and a very high floor because of his feel for hitting.'”

Love it.  By the way, there were 6 Yankees on that list, 5 besides Torres:

22-Blake Rutherford
27-Clint Frazier
28-James Kaprielian
44-Aaron Judge
78-Justus Sheffield

Gotta love the Yankee farm system right about now!

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