|Bats Right Throws Right|
|Height 1.85 m|
Weight 79 kg
|Parents Ibelise Castro, Eusebio Torres|
Similar Billy McKinney, Clint Frazier, Jorge Mateo, Rashad Crawford, Ian Happ
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Gleyber David Torres Castro (born December 13, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the New York Yankees organization. He is considered by many scouts to be the Yankees top prospect.
Torres signed with the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent in 2013. He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona League Cubs. He was later promoted to the Boise Hawks. In 50 games he hit .297/.386/.440 with two home runs. Torres started 2015 with the South Bend Cubs and was promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in September. Over 487 at-bats over 126 games, he hit .287/.346/.376 with three home runs and 64 runs batted in (RBI).
Torres started 2016 with Myrtle Beach. On July 25, 2016, the Cubs traded Torres, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney, and Rashad Crawford to the Yankees for Aroldis Chapman. He began his Yankees career playing with the Tampa Yankees. He finished the 2016 season batting .270 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI's. After the season, the Yankees assigned him to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League (AFL). He was named the AFL Most Valuable Player.