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I nearly didn’t write this post.  Wasn’t that I didn’t have love for Gleyber Torres.  Though, my love for Gleyber is admittedly less coalesced into an actual thing than you’re gonna find from just about any Yankees fan.  “Ya godda be fahkin jokin wit me right here, kid.  Gleyber Torres is gonna be the greatest of all-time, son.  All.  Time.  I wanna coalesce my fist into ya fahkin head with your sissy-boy words.  Why don’t ya use a word like fuhgeddaboudit?  Scared of being too real?  Before you answer, I need to go with my mom to have her mustache waxed.”  That’s your run-of-the-mill Yankees fan.  See, Gleyber is already being fitted for Monument Park in Yankee Stadium before he even plays a game.  By the way, fitting someone for Monument Park is like how Jabba the Hutt fit Han Solo for carbon.  Little known fact, Monument Park in Yankee Stadium is the only place in the MLB where players are immortalized by being buried there.  Kidding…or am I?!  You need to Google it to verify the answer, don’t lie.  Any hoo!  Brian Cashman said the other day Gleyber Torres would get every opportunity to win the 3rd base job in Spring Training.  Chase Headley said, “I have a love letter from a Padres fan named, Jay Wrong, that says I should be playing 162 games a year.  On the reg.”  So, what can we expect from Gleyber Torres for 2018 fantasy baseball?

I’m of two minds hearing a 21-year-old is going to win the starting 3rd base job for the Yankees.  Hey, look at me, I’m Dr. Hfuhruhurr from The Man with Two Brains.  My first mind says the Yankees will just sign a stopgap if they don’t want to start Headley, and this post will be irrelevant by January.  My 2nd mind, which is located much lower than my first mind, tells me the Yankees had huge success promoting a rookie last year — *cough* Aaron Judge *cough* — so maybe that confidence will spill over to bringing up Gleyber.  A part of me (that uses my first mind) didn’t even think this was going to be an option because Gleyber had Tommy John surgery this past year, and missed about half the season.  I would’ve thought the Yankees would want a 21-year-old to get at least a half season at Triple-A.  Last year, in 55 games between Double and Triple-A, he hit 7 HRs, stole 7 bases and hit .287.  When he first comes up, I’d put his skill set around that.  He was swinging and missing a lot in Triple-A (27.1% strikeout rate), but we can’t take much away from a 23-game stint.  In a few years, he could be a perennial All-Star that notches 25/25/.290 seasons, but he’s not there yet.  “Please, let me slam your head into this fahkin tanning bed.”  Not now, Yankees fan.  Hard to say what the Yankees are going to do with Gleyber, but, by saying he could win the Opening Day job, makes me think he’ll be up in June; prior to that Cashman comment, I thought Gleyber would be saved until September.  For 2018, I’ll give Gleyber Torres the projections 45/7/41/.277/12 in 364 ABs with a chance for much more.

   
  1. Bbboston says:
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    Grey: knee jerk thought – projections for Raul Mondesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Few homers, bunch of steals

  2. Arnie says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for the great work! I won my league 3x in a row thanks to you!
    16 team keeper, 260$, 5×5 h2h ops amd qs, keep 6 :
    Rizzo (2b eligible) 43$
    Bregman 8$
    Hosmer 15$
    Zimmer 3$
    Paxton 19$
    Kimbrel 21$
    J. Gray 8$
    J. Upton 26$
    Sonny Gray 2$
    Godley 4$

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Bregman, Rizzo, Hosmer, Sonny, Upton, Zimmer

  3. Member Berries says:
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    Rank in terms of Fantasy keeper value with a league that counts walks:

    Devers, Chavis, Moncada or GTorres

    Grey – seen anything worth mentioning? loved “it” and thought Blade Runner was alright. Been wanting to see a few including Snowman and American Made

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers, Moncada — I liked Lady Bird and You Will Call Me By My Name…Woody Allen movie was awful… I have screeners for Logan, Darkest Hour, Ebbing Missouri and some others but haven’t watched yet…

      • Member Berries says:
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        @Grey:

        just looked up those trailers – will be looking into them. thanks

        Rated R Wolverine aka Logan was solid action. The entire Wolverine series should have been rated R – missed some quality claw shredding

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wanna watch Logan… Not usually a big Marvel guy, but since I have the movie sitting on my coffee table and I’ve heard good things, I figured I’ll watch… Though, I also have the Lego movies, which I’ve heard good things about and still haven’t watched…

  4. Squat Cobbler says:
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    Great stuff Grizzle Grey! Are we at the point in the Lothario’s prospect posts where there is a Greater than 50% probability that these guys will be dookie this year? In other words, in 12-team leagues, these guys are just waiver-wire fodder?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, prolly waiver fodder for 12 team mixed leagues for final week of November until sleepers…

  5. Jack Deth says:
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    Ive learned so much about new yorkers today. With a name like Gleybar I think it would of been more fun if he was on Boston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber is a fun name, sounds a bit like a top shelf scotch…. Or he should just be wearing a kilt…

      • Jack Deth says:
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        @Grey: Gleyber 15 or Chavis Regal? Tough call on the scotch…scotch, scotch, scotch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glenfiddich Perkins?

          • Jack Deth says:
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            @Grey: sounds like a cheap southern knockoff. Now GlenAllenLivet Hill sounds classier

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds delicious and I don’t even like scotch… How about a nice Johnnie Walker OBP?

              • Jack Deth says:
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                @Grey: Johnnie Walker Buehler Black?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re good… Neil Walker White?

                  • Jack Deth says:
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                    @Grey: Stephen Drewers white label

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn… Kennessy Griffey Jr Black label

                    • Jack Deth says:
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                      Corey Kluers Cutter Sark

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn! Dick Macallen

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jack Deth: 100%, would have been the new Nomah!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Except his dad isn’t named Rebyelg…

      • Jack Deth says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Ive been saying that outloud for the last hour….Nomah! Gleybah! Nomah! Gletbah!

  6. VinnyB says:
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    Funny as usual Grey! I’m a Yankee fan & no where near as crazy as the characterization.
    Would Gleyber be keeper worthy in 14 team 5×5 weekly h2h w/ 10 keepers? Pitching is stacked: Scherz, Klub, Archer, Jansen, & Kimbrel (considering throwback for Luke Weaver/John Gray). Hitting not as much: Cutch, Justin Turner, Trevor Story, Braun, Yuli G, Scooter G. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d prolly throw him back for now

  7. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — never too early to build up the post hype sleeper lists.

    I just traded G Holland for DeShileds in our 5x5mixed roto keeper league. Will our boy bat 1st, and get 50 SB in 2018?

    I know many of us have waited for him, and he is still only 24.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why he’d suddenly do that, but guess he could

  8. Matt says:
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    Grey, I need some advice on SP because I got some real problems. I need to keep 7. Of these guys, what seven would you keep? Lance Lynn, Michael Wacha, Jack Flaherty, Alex Reyes, Luis Castillo, Masahiro Tanaka, Francis Martes, Vince Velasquez, Brent Honeywell.

    My opinion is to cut Martes and Velasquez. You agree?

    BTW, my pitching sucks because I had Jose Fernandez. He carried me for years. Now I’m terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come to my newest post

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