Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is only 22 and has already established himself as arguably the best player on a roster full of stars.
In the Yankees’ 7-0 win in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, the young Venezuelan reminded everyone why. Torres put the Yankees on the board with an RBI double off Zack Greinke in the fourth inning, homered off Greinke in the sixth and added a two-run single off Ryan Pressly in the seventh that gave New York a 5-0 lead. He added a fifth RBI on a ninth-inning fielder’s choice.
It’s already been quite a postseason for Torres. The infielder hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fifth inning in Game 1 of AL Division Series against the Twins. He also hit a solo home run and doubled twice in Game 3. His OPS in the ALDS was 1.378.