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Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: Yankees Gleyber Torres Rated Amongst Top 10 Fantasy Drafts For Second Base

Gleyber Torres, the talented infielder for the New York Yankees, raked MLB with his newly discovered batting prowess in 2023. Despite being a persistent subject of trade rumors, the second baseman delivered a strong offensive season. He finished second behind captain Aaron Judge as the franchise’s top offensive contributor.

Accordingly, Gleyber Torres avoided arbitration and signed a one-year deal with the New York Yankees this off-season. Owing to 2023 season highlights, Torres bagged a record $15 million arbitration salary. Having said that, ahead of the 2024 season, the expectations surrounding Torres would likely remain high. Subsequently, Sportskeeda weighed thoughts on the infielder’s fantasy draft ranking.

   

Gleyber Torres Endorsed Highly Ahead Of 2024 Season

Gleyber Torres
New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, June 16, 2023, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)(APMedia)

Second baseman Gleyber Torres burst onto the scene in 2018 with a sensational rookie campaign. He showcased his ability to hit for power and average while providing steady defense at second base. Since then, Torres has continued to refine his game for the Yankees. He has displayed an ability to consistently drive in runs and come through in clutch situations. Not only that, one of Torres’ most appealing attributes is his versatility. While primarily a second baseman, Torres has also seen playing time at shortstop and even third base. Having said that, the baseman kind of fell off the bandwagon post-Covid-era. He delivered back-to-back underwhelming seasons, which drove fans and pundits to write him off. Many called for his trade in 2022, but the Yanks chose otherwise.

Regardless, Gleyber Torres rose from the ashes to deliver a thumping season in 2024. Owing to his current form, Sportskeeda has ranked the second baseman in the top 10 of the fantasy draft for the second base position for the upcoming MLB season. Torres is poised to build upon his past success and continue his upward trajectory as a fantasy asset. With his combination of youth, talent, and positional flexibility, Torres presents fantasy managers with a reliable option at second base who has the potential to make a significant impact on their rosters. However, it’s important for fantasy managers to consider various factors when evaluating Torres as a draft pick. This includes his health, recent performance trends, lineup placement, and overall team context. Conducting thorough research to assess Torres’ potential role is essential for making informed draft decisions.

Yankees Linked To Athletics Utility Player In Rare Deal

Tony Kemp
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With just two weeks to go for spring training, free agency rumors are still rife. In the latest rumors, the New York Yankees were floated as a potential contender for former Oakland Athletics utility player Tony Kemp. Tony signed a one-year, $3.725 million contract in 2023 with the Athletics. Now, he remains a free agent.

Meanwhile, Robert Murray of the Fansided linked Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Pirates, and Reds to Tony Kemp. Kemp usually splits his time between shortstop and left field. He could be a good option for the Yanks to bolster the outfield depth. However, at this juncture in the off-season, a move seems unlikely unless the team faces injury setbacks in spring training.

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