Gleyber Torres grew up in Venezuela and was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent in 2013 at the age of 17 years old. In 2016, Torres was the headlining piece in a trade between the Yankees and the Cubs, in which Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Cubs to fortify their bullpen the season they won the World Series. Torres really began to turn heads when he played for the Yankees in the Arizona Fall League. Torres hit .403 and was named the Arizona Fall League’s MVP at the age of 19 years old. He was the youngest player to ever win the AFL MVP.
Coming into the 2018 MLB season, Gleyber Torres was ranked as the fifth-best prospect in baseball and the best shortstop prospect. On April 22, 2018, he made his MLB debut for the Yankees and hit his first home run just over a week later. When Torres hit a home run for the Yankees at the age of 21, he became the youngest Yankee to homer since John Ellis in 1969. Torres was named the Rookie of the Month in May of 2018 after .317 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs. In his rookie season, Torres was named an All-Star for the first time of what is sure to be many appearances. At the All-Star break, his first half stats were 15 home runs and 42 RBI while hitting .294.
Yankees fans are looking forward to watching Gleyber Torres contribute in a big way for years to come in New York. Now his fans can find deals on some great autographed collectibles from the infielder’s young career. Torres’s signed memorabilia is sure to increase in value over time and will make for amazing additions to any Yankees fans collections. Every piece of autographed Torres collectibles come 100% guaranteed authentic and will look great showcased in your home or office.
Collecting Gleyber Torres Memorabilia