Prospect Torres headed to Triple-A

May 21st, 2017

Yankees uber prospect is now just one level away from the big leagues.

The Yanks promoted the 20-year-old shortstop to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, a source told MLB.com on Sunday. The club has not confirmed.

Torres is New York's top prospect and the No. 2 prospect in all of baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com. He was the prize acquisition in last year's Trade Deadline deal that sent closer to the Cubs.

In 32 games at Double-A Trenton this season, Torres hit .273/.367/.496 with five home runs, 18 RBIs and 16 extra-base hits. In his past 7 games, Torres is 7-for-25 with three doubles, four homers and nine RBIs. Each of his past nine hits have gone for extra bases (five doubles, four homers).

Torres became the youngest Most Valuable Player in the history of the Arizona Fall League last year when, at 19, he led the circuit in average (.403), on-base percentage (.516) and OPS (1.158).

At Triple-A, Torres will join the organization's other elite prospect, -- the Yankees' No. 2 prospect and the No. 20 prospect in baseball, who came to New York as the centerpiece of the trade with the Indians.