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Gleyber good? The Yankees’ shortstop’s heating up

After setting off his career with a pair of All-Star selections, the second half of Gleyber Torres’ big league tenure to date has been marred by a slew of disappointments. Last season, Torres saw much of his power production sapped, leading to career-lows in batting average, slugging percentage, and OPS. This year, he’s fallen even farther, setting new career-worsts in on-base percentage, slugging, OPS (obviously), and only clearing last season’s batting average by three points. Factoring in his unimproved, miserable defense (fourth-percentile OAA), Gleyber’s 2021 has been a mostly unmitigated disaster.

However, over the past few weeks, Torres’ bat has come back to life, showing flashes of the power he possessed in his freshman and sophomore campaigns.