2016 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects



3.) Gleyber Torres – Infielder

Date of Birth: 12/13/1996
Height/Weight: 6’1″/175
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Acquired: Signed in 2013

Torres was better than advertised during his first pro season. As an international signing, he made the adjustment well to playing daily in the U.S. For such a young talent, Torres is a very advanced hitter. He has quick hands, good plate discipline, and can hit to all fields. Because he is so young, Torres still has room to fill out, and with that the power may come along slowly.

Defensively, his arm strength can play at shortstop, but his range may only limit him to second base. Torres has the ability to get rid of the ball quickly with proper footwork. As he continues to develop, Torres has the tools that can certainly play at the highest level.


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