Full name is Gleyber David Torres Castro (“GLAY-burr”)...In September 2020, was announced as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador, joining the Cubs’ Willson Contreras as the first two Major League Baseball players to serve in the role…as an ambassador, works to build bridges of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities spanning the Americas, specifically partnering with Special Olympics New York and Special Olympics Florida...Was named a recipient of the Thurman Munson Award, presented in February 2020...Was honored in November 2018 with the Community Service Award by Hamilton-Madison House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing non-English speaking residents with the lessons English language, computer and career skills…spoke to event attendees about learning English after coming to the United States from Venezuela.
Hit .243 (33-for-136) with 17R, 8 doubles, 3HR and 16RBI in 42 games with the Yankees... Began the season hitting .119 (5-for-42) with 2R, 1HR, 2RBI and 2BB in his first 12G of the season from 7/23-8/7… over his final 30G (beginning Game 1 on 8/8), batted .298 (28-for-94) with 15R, 8 doubles, 2HR, 14RBI and 20BB...Went 3-for-4 with 1R, 1HR and 2RBI on 7/26 at Washington, hitting a solo HR in the seventh and a game-winning RBI single in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie...On 7/30 at Baltimore, was removed defensively in the fourth inning with a right elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch in the first (X-rays taken at Oriole Park at Camden Yards were negative)…did not miss a game...Reached safely in nine straight games—hitting safely in seven of those—from Game 1 on 8/8 through 8/17 (12-for-27, 7R, 2 doubles, 3RBI, 9BB) after failing to reach in any of his prior six games from 8/1-7...Snapped an 0-for-24 stretch with a second-inning single in Game 1 on 8/8 at Tampa Bay (1-for-3, 1R, 1BB)...Went 8-for-13 with 4R, 1 double, 2RBI and 3BB in the Yankees’ four-game series vs. Boston from 8/14-17...Left the game on 8/20 vs. Tampa Bay with a tight left hamstring…underwent an MRI at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on 8/21…imaging revealed Grade 1 strains of the left quad and left hamstring…was placed on the 10- day injured list from 8/24 (retroactive to 8/21) through 9/5 with a left hamstring strain, missing 13 team games...Hit his second home run of the season on 9/9 at Toronto (also 7/26 at Washington)…his 25-game homerless drought (7/29-9/8) was the longest of his career (previous: 19G from 6/26-7/23/19)…with one double, one HR and four RBI in the game, marked his first game with multiple extra-base hits since 9/8/19 at Boston (also one double and one HR)…also marked his first game with at least 4RBI since 9/8/19 at Boston (4RBI)...Broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning with a game-winning, pinch-hit, two-run double on 9/13 vs. Baltimore… was his first career pinch hit...Collected his 50th career double on 9/22 at Toronto in his 305th career game (also had 65HR), is one of six players in franchise history with at least 50 doubles and 50HR through his first 305 career games, joining teammate Gary Sánchez (51 doubles, 89HR), Joe DiMaggio (84 doubles, 81HR), Joe Gordon (60 doubles, 56HR), Mike Pagliarulo (50 doubles, 51HR) and Alfonso Soriano (79 doubles, 50HR)…is just the third Yankee with at least 50 doubles and 50HR through his age-23 season (also Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle)...Reached base in 17-of-30 plate appearances over seven postseason games, batting .435/.567/.696 (10-for-23) with 5R, 2HR, 5RBI, 7BB and 2SB...Was 5-for-7 with 3R, 1HR, 3RBI and 3BB in 2G in the ALWCS at Cleveland…went 4-for-4 with 3R, 1HR, 3RBI and 1BB in ALWCS Game 1 on 9/29 at Cleveland, reaching base five times…was the first Yankee to reach base safely at least five times in a postseason game since Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-2 with 3BB in 2009 ALCS Game 6 vs. Los Angeles-AL…was the first Yankee to record at least 4H in a playoff game since Ichiro Suzuki in 2012 ALCS Game 1 vs. Detroit (also 4H)…at 23 years, 291 days, was just the second Yankee to record at least 4H in a postseason game prior to his 24th birthday (also Derek Jeter’s 4H in 1996 ALCS Game 1 vs. Baltimore at the age of 22 years, 105 days)…was the second-youngest player in Major League history to reach base at least five times in a postseason game (Carlos Correa reached base five times in 2015 ALDS Game 4 vs. Kansas City at the age of 21 years, 20 days)…became the eighth Yankee (first since Hideki Matsui, Gary Sheffield and Bernie Williams all did so in 2004 ALCS Game 3 at Boston) to have at least four H and three RBI in a postseason game and the only to do so as a shortstop… with his three RBI from the No. 7 spot and Gardner’s three RBI from the No. 8 spot, the Yankees became the first team in postseason history to have their No. 7 and No. 8 hitters both record at least three RBI in the same game (credit: STATS).
Hit .278 (152-for-546) with 96R, 26 doubles, 38HR, 90RBI and 48BB in 144 games… set career highs in almost every offensive category… is the second Yankees middle infielder in the last 100 years to lead the club in home runs (Robinson Canó-27HR in 2013)…received one fifth place and one ninth place vote in AL MVP balloting ... Is the second-youngest Yankee to have at least 30HR in a season behind only Joe DiMaggio… his 90RBI were most by a Yankee in a season at age 22-or-younger since Mickey Mantle had 102RBI in 1954 ... His 38HR were tied for second-most by a middle infielder in team history (min. 50% of G at 2B/SS): 2B Alfonso Soriano (39HR in 2002, 38HR in 2003) ... Of his 38HR, 21 came vs. the AL East… hit 13HR vs. Baltimore, the most ever by a player vs. a single opponent in a single season in the divisional era (since 1969) ... Had 16 of his 38HR come in his Major League-best eight multi-HR games… tied the Yankees’ franchise record for multi-HR games in a season, joining Alex Rodriguez (2007), Mickey Mantle (1961) and Babe Ruth (1927)… were second-most by any Major Leaguer since 2011 behind Giancarlo Stanton (10) with Miami in 2017… was the first player under the age of 23 to record eight multi-HR games in a season (previous record set by Texas’s Juan Gonzalez-7 in 1992)… is the second player ever to record eight multi-HR games as a middle infielder in a season, joining Texas’s Alex Rodriguez (10 in 2002) ... Hit 20HR at Yankee Stadium, fifth-most home runs at home by an AL player in 2019… became the sixth player (eighth time) to hit 20 homers at the current Yankee Stadium in a single season and third since 2017 (Aaron Judge-33HR in 2017 and Giancarlo Stanton-20HR in 2018) ... Batted .394/.467/1.045 (26-for-66) with 22R, 4 doubles, 13HR and 20RBI in 18 games vs. the Orioles, hitting safely in 15 of those contests… his 13HR surpassed Chicago-NL’s Sammy Sosa (12HR in 1998 vs. Milwaukee) for the most by any player vs. a single opponent in one season in the divisional era (since 1969)… is one of six players ever to hit at least 13HR vs. a single opponent in a season (Yankees’ Lou Gehrig-Major League-record 14HR vs. Cleveland in 1936; Yankees’ Roger Maris-13HR vs. Chicago-AL in 1961, Milwaukee-NL’s Joe Adcock-13HR vs. Brooklyn in 1956, Chicago-NL’s Hank Sauer-13HR vs. Pittsburgh in 1954, Philadelphia-AL’s Jimmie Foxx-13HR vs. Detroit in 1932)… had five multi-HR games vs. Baltimore, establishing a new Major League record for multi- HR games vs. one opponent in a single season, previously held by Roy Sievers (1955 vs. Kansas City A’s), Gus Zernial (1951 vs. St. Louis-AL) and Ralph Kiner (1947 vs. Boston-AL)…STATS, LLC, notes he became the first player in Major League history to hit 10 of his first 12 home runs of a season against the same team… according to STATS, Inc., was the first player to homer in both games of two doubleheaders vs. the same opponent (5/15 and 8/12, both vs. Baltimore) in one year since Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt in 1983 vs. Montreal ... Hit two grand slams, becoming the fourth Yankee to hit multiple grand slams in the same season before turning 23 years old, joining Joe DiMaggio (3 in 1937), Mickey Mantle (2 in 1952) and Yogia Berra (2 in 1947) ... According to the YES Network, with Gary Sánchez hitting 10HR vs. the O’s, became the 10th set of teammates in Major League history (fifth set of Yankees) to hit at least 9HR against the same team in a single season and the first since San Francisco’s Barry Bonds and Rich Aurilia (9HR each) in 2001 vs. Arizona… the last set of Yankees to do so was Mickey Mantle (11HR) and Roger Maris (9HR) in 1961 vs. the Washington Senators ... Hit .338 (25-for-74) with 8R, 6 doubles, 3HR and 14RBI in 19 Interleague games, reaching safely in 16 of those 19 contests… became just the fifth player in Interleague history (since 1998) to begin a season with XBHs in each of his first six Interleague contests (also Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton-2017, Texas’ Nomar Mazara-2017, Toronto’s Matt Stairs-2007 and Philadelphia’s Doug Glanville-1999, all 6G streaks) ... Is one of only two players in Yankees history to have multiple games in the same season in which he went 4-for-4 or better with 2HR (4/4 at Baltimore, 8/22 at Oakland), joining Lou Gehrig in 1934 ... Through 50 team games (Game 1 on 5/25), hit 12HR… with Gary Sánchez (15HR) and Luke Voit (13HR), became the second trio in Yankees history to reach 12HR apiece by the club’s 50th game of the season, joining Mickey Mantle (21HR), Yogi Berra (16HR) and Hank Bauer (13HR) in 1956 (credit: STATS, LLC.) ... Made his first career Opening Day roster… at 22 years, 105 days old, was the eighth-youngest player to make an Opening Day roster in 2019, older than only Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Bryse Wilson, Toronto’s Elvis Luciano, Washington’s Victor Robles and Juan Soto and San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr ... Became the first Yankee to hit safely in the team’s first three games of the season at age 22-or-younger since Bobby Murcer in 1969 (first 9G at age 22) ... Collected his third career multi-HR game on 4/4 at Baltimore (also 5/21/18 at Texas and 8/1/18 vs. Baltimore), going 4-for-4 with 2R, 1 double and 4RBI, setting a career high in hits… joined Didi Gregorius (4/3/18 vs. Tampa Bay) as just the second Yankee to collect at least 4H, 2HR and 4RBI in a game since 2013… became the seventh player in franchise history to collect at least three multi-HR games through his first 130 career games, joining teammates Gary Sánchez (5) and Aaron Judge (3), Aaron Robinson (4), Joe DiMaggio (3), Joe Gordon (3) and Joe Pepitone (3)… joined DiMaggio and Pepitone as the only three Yankees to do so before turning 23 years old… at 22 years, 112 days old, became the youngest Yankee with 4H, including at least 3XBH, in a single game since DiMaggio on 6/28/36 (Game 1) at St. Louis-AL (21y, 216d) ... Had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from 4/23-5/7, hitting .347 (17-for-49) with 6R, 4 doubles, 1HR, 7RBI, 2BB and 2SB… was the first Yankee, age-22 or younger, to compile at least a 10-game hitting streak since 22-year-old Melky Cabrera had both a 15-game and a 13-game streak in 2007 ... Played in his 100th career win on 5/9 vs. Seattle (his 159th career game), becoming the quickest Yankees position player to appear in 100 wins since Brett Gardner reached 100 team wins in his 155th game on 4/11/10 ... Hit 9HR—including three multi-HR games—in 15 games from 5/15 (Game 1) through 5/29… had 1HR over his previous 22 games from 4/17-5/11 ... Hit 3HR in 5/15 doubleheader vs. Baltimore, the first Yankee with 3HR in a doubleheader since Brett Gardner on 9/12/15 vs. Toronto… at 22 years, 153 days old, joined Joe DiMaggio as the only Yankees under 23 years old to hit 3HR in one day (DiMaggio had 3HR in a DH on 9/13/36 and a 3HR game on 6/13/37, both at St. Louis-AL’s Sportsman’s Park)… was the seventh-youngest Yankee to homer in both games of a doubleheader and youngest since Johnny Ellis on 5/24/70 (21y, 276d)… hit 2HR in Game 1, his fourth career multi-HR game… at 22y, 153d, became the youngest Yankee to reach four multi-HR games (prev.: Joe DiMaggio, 22y, 166d on 5/10/37 at Chicago-AL) ... Went 2-for-4 with two solo HRs on 5/20 at Baltimore… marked his fifth career 2HR game, third of the season and second in six games… at 22 years, 158 days, was the youngest Yankee to reach five career multi-HR games, surpassing Joe DiMaggio by 40 days (22 years, 198 days on 6/11/37 at St. Louis-AL)… was the 12th-youngest player in Major League history to reach five multi-HR games (has since been surpassed) ... Collected his sixth career multi-HR game (fifth vs. Baltimore) on 5/22… at 22y, 160d, became the youngest Yankee to reach six multi-HR games (prev.: Joe DiMaggio, 22y, 200 on 6/13/37-G2 vs. St. Louis-AL) ... Led the Majors with a .462 OBP in June, batting .333/.462/.569 (24-for-72) with 21R, 2 doubles, 5HR, 17RBI and 19BB in 22G… had a 20.4% walk rate (19BB/93PA) after posting a 5.8% walk rate (13BB/226PA) from March-May ... Hit his first career grand slam on 6/19 vs. Tampa Bay ... Had multiple RBI in three straight games from 6/19-21… hit a homer in each game, homering in at least three straight games for the second time in his career (homered in four straight from 5/21-25/18)… with Gary Sánchez also homering in each of those games, became the first pair of teammates in Yankees history to homer in three consecutive games together (confirmed by Elias) ... Hit a “walk-off” single in the ninth inning on 6/26 vs. Toronto, his third career “walk-off” hit ... Collected his 200th career hit on 6/30 in London… at 22 years, 199 days, was the youngest player to collect 200H with the Yankees since Mickey Mantle reached the mark as a 20-year-old in 1952 ... Was named to his second career AL All-Star team (also 2018) and went 1-for-2… according to Elias, was the third Yankee to make two All-Star teams before turning 23, joining Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle… was the third Yankee to record multiple seasons with at least 20HR prior to turning 23, joining Mickey Mantle (3x, 1952-54) and Joe DiMaggio (2x, 1936-37) ... Hit his 20th homer on 7/24 at Minnesota… with 24HR in his 2018 rookie season, became the third Yankee all-time with multiple 20HR seasons before turning 23 years old (also Mickey Mantle, three seasons from 1952-54 and Joe DiMaggio, two seasons from 1936-37)… became the fourth middle infielder in Baseball history with multiple 20HR seasons by his age 22 season, joining Cal Ripken Jr. (two, 1982-83), Alex Rodriguez (three, 1996-98) and Carlos Correa (three, 2015-17)…was joined by Ozzie Albies later in 2019… was his first homer since 6/25 vs. Toronto, snapping a career-long 19-game homerless stretch (6/26-7/23) during which he hit .333 (24-for-72) ... Hit 13HR in 26 games in August, second-most in the Majors behind only Cincinnati’s Aristides Aquino (14HR)… were the most by a Yankee in a calendar month since Aaron Judge hit 15HR in Sept. 2017 and most by a Yankees middle infielder in a month since 2B Joe Gordon hit 13HR in July 1940… had four multi-HR games, the most in a month by a Yankee since Judge (four), also in Sept. 2017 ... Hit his second career grand slam on 8/2 and drove in all four Yankees runs in the team’s 4-2 win vs. Boston ... Collected his fifth 2HR game of the season—and seventh of his career—in Game 2 on 8/3 vs. Boston… at 22 years, 233 days old, was the second-youngest player in AL history (and seventh-youngest in Major League history) to reach seven career multi-HR games, one week older than the Yankees’ Joe DiMaggio (22 years, 226 days on 7/9/37 vs. Washington-AL)… is the second player in Yankees history (and eighth in Major League history) to record five multi-HR games in a season prior to turning 23 years old, joining Joe DiMaggio (5x in 1937 at age 22) ... Hit 15HR over his final 38 games of the season (from Game 1 on 8/12) ... Reached base safely in a career-best 22 straight games from 8/12 (Game 1) through 9/4, batting .306/.355/.718 (26-for-85) with 18R, 2 doubles, 11HR, 17RBI and 6BB over the span… since 1955, was the second-longest streak by a Yankee at age-22 or younger, behind Derek Jeter’s 23-game streak from 8/31-9/25/96 ... Went 4-for-8 with 4R, 3HR and 7RBI in 8/12 doubleheader vs. Baltimore, homering once in Game 1 and hitting two three-run HRs in Game 2… at 22 years, 242 days old, became the youngest player in AL history (and fourth-youngest in Major League history) to reach eight career multi-HR games… was his sixth multi-HR game of the season… was his second career doubleheader with 3HR (also 5/15/19 vs. Baltimore) and just the eighth such instance by a Yankee in the last 50 seasons… became the only player in the last 50 seasons to hit 3HR in a doubleheader twice as a Yankee (credit: Elias)…according to STATS, Inc., is the first player to homer in both games of a doubleheader vs. the same opponent twice in one year since Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt in 1983 vs. Montreal ... His second HR in Game 2 on 8/12 vs. Baltimore was his 50th career home run… at age 22 years, 242 days, was the third-youngest Yankee to reach the plateau, older than only Mickey Mantle (21 years, 279 days on 7/26/53, Game 1) and Joe DiMaggio (22 years, 226 days on 7/9/37) ... Went 3-for-4 with 3R, 2HR and 6RBI in Game 2 on 8/12 vs. Baltimore, the third-youngest (22y, 242d) Yankee to record at least 2HR and 6RBI in a game (since RBI became an official stat in 1920), behind Joe DiMaggio (22y, 226d on 7/9/37 vs. Washington-AL) and Lou Gehrig (22y, 34d on 7/23/25 vs. Washington-AL) ... Hit two solo HRs on 8/17 vs. Cleveland at 22 years, 247 days old, becoming the youngest player in Major League history to record seven multi-HR games in the same season ... Hit two solo HRs on 8/22 at Oakland (4-for-4, 3R, 1 double, 2HR, 2RBI), his eighth multi-home run game of the season… at 22 years, 252 days, became the second-youngest player in Baseball history to reach 10 career multi-HR games behind only the New York Giants’ Mel Ott (22 years, 163 days)… was his second career game going 4-for-4 or better with at least 2HR (also 4/4/19 at Baltimore)… no other player in Major League history had two such games before turning 24 years old ... Hit his 60th career home run on 9/10 at Detroit… at 22 years, 271 days, was the third-youngest Yankee to reach 60HR (Mickey Mantle - 22 years, 199 days; Joe DiMaggio - 22 years, 249 days)… his 256 games were the fourth-fewest by a Yankee to reach 60 career homers (Aaron Judge-197G, Sánchez-201G; DiMaggio-223G) ... Started at 2B in each of the Yankees’ nine postseason games, hitting .324/.375/.703 (12-for-37) with 8R, 5 doubles, 3HR and 10RBI…became the first Yankee to hit 3HR in a single postseason at age-22 or younger and the third-youngest Yankee to hit multiple postseason HRs: Mickey Mantle hit 4HR prior to turning 22 years old (2HR in 1952 World Series at age-20, 2HR in 1953 World Series at age-21); Tony Kubek hit 2HR in 1957 World Series Game 3 at Milwaukee at 21 years, 358 days…led all playoff participants in slugging and OPS (1.078), tied for third with 8XBH, ranked fourth in OBP and tied for sixth in RBI…had a 10-game postseason hitting streak from 2018 ALDS Game 1 at Boston through 2019 ALCS Game 3 vs. Houston, batting .378/.452/.730 (14-for-37) with 8R, 4 doubles, 3HR, 10RBI, 5BB and 2SB during the span…was the second player under age-23 to compile a 10-game postseason hitting streak, joining Texas’ Elvis Andrus (12G in 2010)…was the longest by any Yankee since Derek Jeter (11G in 2009-10)…became the first AL player (and seventh Major Leaguer) to collect 7XBH (4 doubles, 3HR) through his team’s first six postseason games in a season…his 8XBH are tied for the fourth-highest total in a single postseason in Yankees history…are tied for the most in a postseason by any player age-22 or younger (Los Angeles-NL’s Cody Bellinger, 8XBH in 2017; Washington’s Juan Soto, 8XBH in 2019)…had at least 1RBI in four straight games from ALDS Game 1 through ALCS Game 1, tied for the second-longest streak to begin a postseason in club history (Alex Rodriguez-7G in 2009) ... In ALDS Game 1 vs. Minnesota, hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fifth…in ALDS Game 3 at Minnesota, hit his first career postseason HR and collected his first postseason multi-hit game (3-for-4, 3R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 1RBI, 1SB)…at 22 years, 298 days old, became the second player under the age of 23 in Major League history to record three extra-base hits in a postseason game, joining Houston’s Carlos Correa (1 double, 2HR) in 2015 ALDS Game 4 vs. Kansas City at 21 years, 20 days old…was the seventh Yankee of any age to do so, joining Babe Ruth (twice), Robinson Canó, Derek Jeter, Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui and Alex Rodriguez ... In ALCS Game 1 win at Houston (3-for-5, 1R, 1 double, 1HR, 5RBI), had 3H for the second consecutive game and set a Yankees single-game RBI record for a player 22 years old or younger…at 22 years, 303 days old, became the third-ever player under the age of 23 to record 5RBI in a postseason game (Atlanta’s Andruw Jones (5RBI) in 1996 World Series Game 1 at the Yankees at 19 years, 180 days old, and Chicago-NL’s Addison Russell (6RBI) in 2016 World Series Game 6 at Cleveland at 22 years, 283 days old)…tied the Yankees’ ALCS RBI record, joining Hideki Matsui, who did it twice (2004 ALCS Game 1 vs. Boston and 2004 ALCS Game 3 at Boston)…along with his ALDS Game 3 at Minnesota (3-for-4, 3R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 1RBI, 1SB), became the second player in Major League history with at least 3H, including a double and a HR, in consecutive postseason games, joining Brooklyn’s Roy Campanella in 1955 World Series Games 3-4 vs. the Yankees…was the 12th Yankee with 3H in consecutive postseason games and ninth to do so within the same postseason…in ALCS Game 3 vs. Houston, supplied the Yankees’ only run with an eighth-inning solo HR…batted cleanup in ALCS Game 4 vs. Houston, becoming the first Yankee under age 23 to bat fourth in the starting lineup in a playoff game.
Hit .271 (117-for-431) with 54R, 16 doubles, 24HR, 77RBI and 42BB in 123 games (104GS at 2B, 15 at SS)… ranked second among Major League rookies in RBI and fourth in HR… hit .538 (7-for-13) with 15RBI with the bases loaded ... Ranked third in AL “Rookie of the Year” voting, collecting three second-place votes and 16 third-place votes… was a finalist for the Sporting News AL “Rookie of the Year.” 4 Of his 24HR, 13 came with runners on base… ranked third in the Majors with seven three-run HR… of his 24HR, 12 tied the game (2) or gave the Yankees the lead (10)… hit 13HR from the ninth spot in the lineup, the most by a Yankee in a single season from the No. 9 spot in franchise history ... Is one of nine rookies in Yankees history to hit 20HR in a season and one of four to do so since 2016 (also Gary Sánchez-20HR in 2016, Aaron Judge-52HR in 2017 and Miguel Andújar-27HR in 2018) ... With teammate Miguel Andújar hitting 27HR, became the first pair of Yankees rookies to hit 20HR in the same season… according to Elias, were the eighth set of rookie teammates to both hit 20HR, and the first since Cincinnati’s Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in 2008… the Yankees became the sixth team in Major League history with multiple rookies with at least 20HR and 60RBI, joining the 2006 Marlins (Mike Jacobs, Dan Uggla, Josh Willingham), 1982 Twins (Gary Gaetti, Kent Hrbek), 1977 Athletics (Wayne Gross, Mitchell Page), 1975 Red Sox (Fred Lynn, Jim Rice) and 1960 Orioles (Jim Gentile, Ron Hansen) ... His 24HR marked the second-highest single-season total by a Yankee in his age-21 season or younger, behind 21-year-old Joe DiMaggio (29HR in 1936)… owns the third-most career HRs by a Yankee prior to turning 22, trailing only Mickey Mantle (57) and DiMaggio (29) ... Had 15HR during the first half, one of five Yankees rookies to hit at least 10HR before the All-Star break, joining Aaron Judge (30HR in 2017), Miguel Andújar (12HR in 2018), Joe DiMaggio (11HR in 1936) and Nick Johnson (11HR in 2002)—credit: Elias… joined Andújar as the first Yankees rookies with at least 10HR before the All-Star break in the same season (first team to do so since the 2016 Dodgers: Corey Seager-17, Trayce Thompson-13) ... His 15HR before the All-Star Game were tied with Robinson Canó (15HR in 2011) for fourth-most by a Yankees second baseman entering the break, trailing only Canó (21HR in 2013, 20HR in 2012 and 16HR in 2010) ... Was twice named AL “Player of the Week:” 5/21-27 and 8/27-9/2 ... Started at 2B in first 20 games after his recall, with the Yankees going 17-3… became the first position player in the Modern Era (since 1900) to start and be on the winning side in 16 of his first 17 Major League games ... Is the second-youngest Yankee to record at least 17H in his first 15 career games (4/22-5/6), just two weeks older than Ben Chapman, who collected 17H from 4/19-5/4/30… is one of three 21-year-olds in Yankees history to record hits in 12 of his first 15 career games (Joe DiMaggio, Frankie Crosetti)… is the youngest Yankee to collect at least 11RBI through his first 15 games ... Made his Major League debut on 4/22 at 21y, 130d old and was the ninth-youngest player to appear in a game in 2018 (Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies, a “younger” 21 years old, Kolby Allard-20 years, Ronald Acuña-20 years, Mike Soroka-20 years, and Bryse Wilson-20 years, San Diego’s Luis Urías-a “younger” 21 and Washington’s Víctor Robles-a “younger” 21 and Juan Soto-19 years)… was the youngest position player to appear in a game for the Yankees since Melky Cabrera (age 20) in 2005 ... Made his Major League debut in 4/22 win vs. Toronto, going 0-for-4… was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/WB prior to the game… collected his first Major League hit in 4/23 win vs. Minnesota (single off Tyler Kinley)… at 21 years, 131 days old, was the youngest Yankee to record a hit since Melky Cabrera (20y, 338d) on 7/15/05 at Boston ... Doubled in 4/25 win vs. Minnesota… at 21 years, 133 days old, became the youngest Yankee to record an extrabase hit since Derek Jeter doubled on 9/26/95 at Milwaukee at 21 years, 92 days old ... Stole his first career base in 4/30 loss at Houston… at 21 years, 138 days, was the youngest Yankee to steal a base since Bobby Murcer on 9/23/66 vs. Boston (20 years, 126 days)… the loss marked his first time being on the losing side of a Major League game, snapping a career-opening eight-game winning streak… became the fourth position player in the Modern Era (since 1900) to start and be on the winning side in each of his first eight Major League games, joining Atlanta C Evan Gattis (won and started his first 10G in 2013), Washington-AL OF Babe Ganzel (first 9G in 1927) and Philadelphia SS Dave Bancroft (first 8G in 1915)… two pitchers also started team wins in their first 8G: St. Louis’ Allen Watson (1993) and Chicago-AL’s John Whitehead (1935) ... Was named AL “Rookie of the Month” for May… in 24G, hit .325/.380/.663 (27-for-83) with 13R, 9HR and 24RBI, leading all Major League rookies in batting average, HR and RBI during the month (min. 75AB)… was the fifth Yankee (eighth time) to win AL “Rookie of the Month” and the third current Yankee to do so, joining Gary Sánchez (Aug. 2016) and Aaron Judge (four times in 2017)… teammate Miguel Andújar won in June and August 2018 ... Hit safely in nine straight games (5/2-11), the youngest Yankee to tally as long a hitting streak since Mickey Mantle had a 10G hitting streak from 6/24-7/3/52 (G1), ending at 20y, 257d ... Had 3RBI, including a game-tying two-run ninth-inning single in 5/3 win at Houston… became the youngest Yankee (age 21y, 141d) with a game-tying or go-ahead hit in the ninth inning-or-later since Bobby Murcer (20y-134d) on 10/1/66 at Chicago-AL (RBI single in the ninth in a 5-3 win)… had 3RBI on 5/4, becoming the youngest Yankee (21y, 141d - 21y, 142d) ever with at least 3RBI in consecutive games (prev. Jerry Priddy, 21 years, 179 days, 5/6-7/41) ... Hit three-run HR—the first of his Major League career—in 5/4 win vs. Cleveland… at age 21y, 142d, became the youngest Yankee to homer since John Ellis hit an inside-the-park HR on 5/17/69 vs. California (20y, 269d)… was the youngest Yankee to homer over the fence since Bobby Murcer (19y, 117d) on 9/14/65 at Washington-AL… became the youngest player born outside the U.S. to homer for the Yankees (prev. Jesús Montero, 21y, 281d on 9/5/11 vs. Baltimore)… was the youngest Yankees 2B ever to hit a HR (prev. Jerry Priddy, 21 years, 178 days on 5/6/41 vs. Detroit)… was the second Yankee since 1999 to hit a HR with at least two runners on for his first career homer (also Colin Curtis, three-run HR, on 7/21/10 vs. Los Angeles-AL; and Hideki Matsui, grand slam, on 4/8/03 vs. Minnesota) ... Hit a three-run “walk-off” home run in the ninth inning to win 5/6 game vs. Cleveland, becoming the youngest player in franchise history (21 years, 144 days) to hit a “walk-off” HR (prev. Mickey Mantle, 21y, 185d on 4/23/53 vs. Boston)… according to Elias, is the third-youngest Yankee ever with a “walk-off” RBI, older than only Mark Koenig (age 21y, 76d on 10/3/1925 vs. Philadelphia) and Ben Chapman (age 21y, 121d on 4/25/1930 vs. Boston)… was the sixth Yankee with a “walk-off” HR within his first two career HRs, joining Clint Frazier (2017), Alfonso Soriano (1999), Mike Hegan (1967), Bob Grim (1957) and Frank LaPorte (1906) ... Became the youngest player in AL history ever to homered in four straight games (5/21-25)… at 21 years and 163 days old, was the fourth-youngest player in the Modern Era (since 1900) to homer in four consecutive games (Miguel Cabrera in 2004 at 20y, 362d; Andruw Jones in 1998 at 21y, 138d; Albert Pujols in 2001 at 21y 147d)—credit: Elias… Ronald Acuña joined the group later in 2018 (5 straight at age 20y, 239d)… was the second Yankees rookie to accomplish the feat (also Gary Sánchez, 4G from 9/17-21/16)… his four-game HR streak was tied for the longest by a second baseman in franchise history (also Joe Gordon from 7/24-27/40 and Tony Lazzeri from 5/21-24/36) ... Collected his first career multi-HR game in 5/21 win at Texas, hitting a two-run HR and solo HR… at 21y, 159d old, became the second-youngest player in Yankees history with a multi-HR game (Mickey Mantle hit 2HR on 8/11/52 vs. Boston at 20y, 296d)… both HR came off RHP Bartolo Colon (44.362), who is 23y, 203d older than Torres… according to STATS, marked the third-largest age difference between an older pitcher and younger batter on a HR in Yankees history, behind a Mickey Mantle HR off Satchel Paige (25y, 105d difference) in 1951 and Bobby Murcer HR off Hoyt Wilhelm (23y, 298d difference) in 1969 ... Collected his second career “walk-off” hit with a 10th-inning RBI single on 5/29 vs. Houston at age 21y, 167d (also a three-run “walk-off” HR on 5/6 vs. Cleveland, age 21y, 144d)… is the youngest player in franchise history with two “walk-off” RBI in the same season… was his first career extra-inning hit ... Homered at age 21 years, 182 days on 6/13 vs. Washington, in the same game as Nationals OF Juan Soto (19y, 231d)… according to STATS, their combined age of 41y, 48d was the youngest by opposing players to homer in the same game since Indianapolis’ Egyptian Healy and the New York GIants’ Mike Tiernan on 5/19/1887 ... Reached 50 career games on 6/19 vs. Seattle… through his 50th game, had 14HR and 35RBI…at the time, his 14HR were tied for seventh-most in AL history through a player’s first 50 career games… were tied with Aaron Judge for third-most by a Yankee through 50G (Gary Sánchez-19 and Kevin Maas-15)… his 35RBI were eighth-most by a Yankee through his first 50 career games ... Hit cleanup for the first time in his career on 6/30… at 21 years, 199 days, became the third-youngest cleanup hitter in Yankees history, behind Mickey Mantle (27G from 1951-53, first on 9/29/51-G1 vs. Boston at 19y, 344d) and Lou Gehrig (4G in 1923, first on 9/27/23 at Boston at 20y, 100d)… was the youngest since Mantle hit cleanup on 5/5/53 at Cleveland at 21 years, 197 days ... Was the first Yankee—and sixth Major Leaguer—ever to hit at least 15HR in his first 60 career games at age 21-or-younger, joining Cody Bellinger (24), Adam Dunn (17), Willie Mays (17), Albert Pujols (17) and Frank Robinson (16)… became the second rookie in Yankees history to hit 15HR before the All-Star break (Judge-30HR in 2017)… his 42RBI were eighth-most by a Yankee through his first 60 career games ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 7/4 (effective 7/5) - 7/25 with a right hip strain… was removed from 7/4 win vs. Atlanta in the fifth with the injury… played three rehab games with Single-A Tampa ... Was named via the Player Ballot to his first career All-Star team (did not play due to injury)… became the fourth Yankee to be named to the AL All-Star team at age 21-or-younger, joining Joe DiMaggio (age 21 in 1936), Mickey Mantle (ages 20-21 from 1952-53) and Willie Randolph (age 21 in 1976)… was the 12th Yankees rookie selected to an AL All-Star team, joining starters Aaron Judge (2017), Hideki Matsui (2003) and Joe DiMaggio (1936) and reserves Dellin Betances (2014), Masahiro Tanaka (2014), Willie Randolph (1976), Tom Tresh (1962), Ryne Duren (1958), Bobby Richardson (1957), Spec Shea (1947) and Joe Page (1944)… was the fourth Yankee to make the All-Star team as a rookie since 2014 (Betances, Judge and Tanaka) after the team had just one rookie All-Star from 1977-2013 (Matsui in 2003) ... Hit solo HR and three-run HR in 8/1 loss vs. Baltimore… was his second career 2HR game (also 5/21 at Texas)… became the second player in Yankees history to record at least two multi-HR games before turning 22 years old, joining Joe DiMaggio, who had three in 1936… at 21 years, 231 days old, was the youngest Yankee ever to record a second career multi-HR game, 10 days younger than DiMaggio was on 7/23/36 at St. Louis-AL (21 years, 241 days) ... Collected his 50th career RBI with a sacrifice fly on 8/5 at Boston… reached the mark in his 74th game, the seventh-fastest Yankee to 50RBI, behind Joe DiMaggio (46th game), Joe Gordon (53rd), Tony Lazzeri (57th), Bob Meusel (65th), Gary Sánchez (69th) and Mickey Mantle (73rd) ... Reached 20HR in his 93rd game on 8/27 vs. Chicago-AL, at the age of 21y, 257d…at the time, only eight other players as young as Torres in Major League history reached the milestone in as few games (Ronald Acuña Jr., Tony Conigliaro, Carlos Correa, Bob Horner, Albert Pujols, Frank Robinson, Giancarlo Stanton, Darryl Strawberry)… became the third Yankee ever to hit 20HR prior to turning 22 years old (Mickey Mantle-57, Joe DiMaggio-29) ... Had a career-long streak of four straight games with multiple RBI from 8/30-9/2 (2RBI in each game)… collected the game-winning RBI in consecutive games (two-run HR in the fifth on 9/1, two-run single in the eighth on 8/31) ... Hit two-run HR and was 1-for-4 in 9/7 win at Seattle… the homer was his 100th career hit and at 21 years, 268 days of age, became the fourth-youngest Yankees player to reach the milestone behind Mickey Mantle (20 years, 193 days), Ben Chapman (21 years, 207 days) and Joe DiMaggio (21 years, 230 days) ... Hit a two-run home run off Eduardo Rodriguez in the fourth inning of 9/29 win at Boston… was the 265th by a Yankee in 2018, surpassing the 1997 Mariners (264) for most by any team in Major League history (has since been surpassed)… was also the 20th HR by a Yankee from the ninth spot in the batting order, making the Yankees the first team in Baseball history with at least 20HR from all nine spots in the lineup (credit: Elias) ... Made his postseason debut, batting .250 (4-for-16) with 1R in five playoff games ... At age 21y, 294d, on the day of the AL Wild Card Game, became just the third Yankee since 1958 to appear in a postseason game at age 21-or-younger (also Jesús Montero at age 21y, 310d in ALDS Game 4 on 10/4/11 and Phil Hughes at age 21y, 102d in ALDS Game 1 on 10/4/07)… was the youngest position player to appear in a postseason game for the Yankees since INF Tom Carroll (age 19y, 15d) in World Series Game 5 on 10/2/55 ... Collected his first playoff hit in ALDS Game 1 at Boston, becoming the second-youngest player in Yankees history (21 years, 296 days) to record a postseason hit, behind Mickey Mantle (first postseason hit at 19 years old in 1951 World Series Game 2 vs. the New York Giants)… hit safely in all four games of the ALDS, the second-longest hitting streak by a Yankee, age-21 or younger, behind Mickey Mantle (6G: 4G in 1952 at age-20, 2G in 1953 at age 21) ... Batted .347 (17-for-49) with 6R, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR and 11RBI in 14 games with the RailRiders, appearing at 2B, SS and 3B… was named International League “Player of the Week” for 4/5-15 after hitting .385/.405/.564 (15-for-39) with 5R, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR, 10RBI, 2BB and 1SB in 10 games.
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 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 ... 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 ... 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, 9HR and 47RBI in 94G... Was traded to the Yankees from the Cubs on 7/25 and 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 Arizona Fall League and was the recipient of the AFL’s 2016 Joe Black MVP Award… was the youngest MVP in AFL history (at the time) as he batted .403/.513/.645 (25-for-62) with 15R, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR, 11RBI and 14BB… 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, Baseball’s No. 5 prospect overall, the FSL’s No. 2 prospect and the Carolina League’s “Best Defensive Shortstop” and “Best Infield Arm”… was ranked the No. 3 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline and No. 4 overall prospect by ESPN.
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 ... Was named to the Midwest League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star teams and was tabbed the Midwest League Prospect of the Year ... 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 ... 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.