The New York Yankees might have dropped out of first place in the MLB, but their budding star at second-base continues to shine on.
While nobody thought 21 year-old Gleyber Torres would enter the league on fire, crushing baseballs at an extreme rate, we must take a step back and realize the reality of this situation. We might be witnessing history right in-front of our eyes.
With Torres’s seventh-inning home-run to right-field on Friday – a 375 foot solo shot that was the deciding run in the 2-1 victory, he beome the youngest player in AL history to homer in four consecutive games.
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Since Torres was brought up from Triple A to perform on the big-stage, his name has circled the likes of DiMaggio and Mantle…
“I feel proud for that. I feel good,” Torres said. “But I feel great because I’m helping the team and we win. That’s what’s important.”
How does the youngster stack up against Jose Altuve?
So far this season, Altuve is batting a tremendous .308, with 65 hits and two home runs. Torres on the other hand is hitting .333, with 32 hits and nine home runs. Now, Altuve has played in 52 games while Torres in only 28, but if the young second-baseman can continue his hot -steak, he may just earn some prestigious accolades by the end of the season.
Since Toress’s inception, the Yankees are 22-6 – he’s provided a walk-off home-run, several big-time base hits and a recent display of power that has flaunted his versatility.
“No situation has been too big for him,” Aaron Judge stated in regard to Torres. “It doesn’t matter if we’re down a couple runs, or we’re up a couple runs or if we need a big hit, he always comes through. He just never looks like the moment’s too big for him.”
Putting together a team that consists of Judge, Torres, Stanton, Sanchez and Adujar, the average age of those players is 24.6, while most baseball players play into their late 30’s.
The bottom line, the Yankees are preparing to once again be a dominant force in the MLB for the next decade… At least.