Full name is Gleyber David Torres Castro ("GLAY-burr").
Played in 55 games between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before missing the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow…combined to hit .287/.383/.480 (58-for-202) with 31R, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 7HR, 34RBI, 30BB and 7SB…recorded a .973 ﬁelding percentage (5E/187TC) while playing in 28G at SS, 15G at 3B and 10G at 2B... Began the year with Trenton-his ﬁrst action above A-ball-and hit .273/.367/.496 (33-for-121) with 22R, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 5HR, 18RBI, 17BB and 5SB in 32 games…reached safely in 27-of-32 games with the Thunder…at 20 years and 4 months, was the youngest player to make a 2017 Opening Day roster in the Eastern League... Was placed on the minor league D.L. from 4/19 (retroactive to 4/18) to 4/28 with mild right rotator cuﬀ tendinitis... Homered in 4-of-5 games from 5/14 (G2) through 5/19... Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 5/22 and hit .309/.406/.457 (25-for-81) with 9R, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR, 16RBI and 13BB in 23 games…reached safely in 21-of-23 games with the RailRiders... Hit .400 (18-for-45) over his ﬁnal 12 games of the season (6/5-17)... Suﬀered a torn UCL in his left (non-throwing) elbow on a slide at home plate in a 6-2 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 6/17 at Buﬀalo…underwent "Tommy John" surgery on 6/21... Attended his ﬁrst Major League spring training as a non-roster invitee, hitting .448/.469/.931 (13-for-29) with 8R, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR and 9RBI in 19 games…was named the recipient of the 2017 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training... Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees' top prospect for the second consecutive season and the No. 6 overall prospect in baseball…Baseball America also labeled him as the Yankees' "Best Defensive Inﬁelder" and as having the "Best Inﬁeld Arm."
Split the season with Single-A Myrtle Beach and Single-A Tampa, batting .270 (129-for-478) with 81R, 29 doubles, 5 triples, 11HR, 66RBI and 21SB in 125 games…began the season with Myrtle Beach and hit .275 (98-for-356) with 62R, 23 doubles, 3 triples, 47RBI and 42BB in 94 games…was traded to the Yankees from the Cubs on 7/25/16…played in 31 games for Tampa, batting .254 (31-for-122) with 19R, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2HR and 19RBI…after the season, played in 18 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the AFL and was the recipient of the AFL's 2016 Joe Black MVP Award…was the youngest MVP in AFL history as he batted .403/.513/.645 (25-for-62) with 15R, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR, 11RBI and 14BB …led the league in BA and OBP, ranked second in slugging pct. and fifth in total bases (40)…was also named the AFL "Player of the Week" twice and was named to the AFL Top Prospects Team and AFL Fall Stars Game…following the season, was named by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Yankees organization, the No. 2 prospect in the Florida State League and the "Best Defensive Shortstop" and "Best Infield Arm" in the Carolina League…was also ranked the No. 3 prospect overall by MLB Pipeline and No. 4 prospect overall by ESPN…was tabbed a Cubs Organization All-Star by MiLB.com…
Combined with Single-A South Bend and Single-A Myrtle Beach to bat .287 (140-for-487) with 54R, 24 doubles, 5 triples, 3HR, 64RBI and 22SB in 126G…was ﬁfth among all Cubs farmhands in batting average and stolen bases... Spent the majority of the season with South Bend, hitting .293 (136-for-464) with 53R, 24 doubles, 5 triples, 3HR, 62RBI and 22SB in 119 games…ranked ninth in the Midwest League in BA…was named to the Midwest League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star teams and was tabbed the Midwest League Prospect of the Year... Was transferred to Myrtle Beach on 9/2 and hit .174 (4-for-23) with 1R and 2RBI in seven games... Following the season, was named the top prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America, as well as the No. 41 overall prospect in baseball.
In his professional debut, combined to bat .297 (54-for-182) with 37R, 8 doubles, 6 triples, 2HR, 33RBI, 29BB and 10SB in 50 games with the AZL Cubs and short-season Single-A Boise…his .297 BA was the third-highest among all Cubs minor leaguers... Began the season with the AZL Cubs and hit .279 (43-for-154) with 33R, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 1HR, 29RBI, 25BB and 8SB in 43 games…batted .353/.432/.485 (24-for-68) with 18R, 5 doubles, 2 triples and 18RBI in his ﬁnal 20 games with the AZL Cubs... Was promoted to Boise on 8/25 and reached safely in all seven games, hitting .393/.469/.786 (11-for-28) with 4R, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 1HR and 4RBI... Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the Cubs organization.
Was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on 7/2/13…was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the 2013 international free agent class.