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Gleyber Torres Named Midwest League Prospect of the Year

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Congratulations to Chicago Cubs prospect Gleyber Torres, who’s been recognized as the top prospect in the Midwest League:

The 18-year-old shortstop is currently hitting .294/.357/.387 (118 wRC+) for full-season South Bend, which is made all the more impressive if you bold and italicize the words “18-year-old,” “shortstop,” and “full-season.”

The grind of his first long season seems to be wearing Torres down a bit, as he’s hit just .196/.248/.272 over the past month, and has seen his strikeout rate pop up to 24.8% during that month.


That’s all to be expected, and has done nothing to dim the star of a young man who might be the Cubs’ top prospect, and is a top 25-50 prospect in all of baseball. He’ll soon end his year at Low-A before getting a well-earned break in the offseason. From there, he’ll come to Spring Training and probably head to High-A Myrtle Beach to kick off the 2016 season.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.


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