Following a down year in the COVID-shortened 2020 season that saw his power dry up and his defense suffer, Gleyber Torres came into 2021 looking to remind everyone in his age-24 season why he was once a top-five prospect in all of baseball. Instead, he took his 2020 struggles to new heights, ultimately losing his spot at the starting shortstop and putting his Yankees future in question.
2021 Stats: 127 G, 459 PA, .259/.331/.366, 9 HR, 51 RBI, 93 OPS+, 94 wRC+, 0.8 bWAR, 1.7 fWAR
2022 Contract Status: second-year arbitration-eligible
It takes just one word to describe Torres’s 2021 season, and that word is “disastrous.