Minor Leagues

Gleyber Torres works out with an all-time great

One week ago, Gleyber Torres was named the number one shortstop prospect by MLB.com.

Five days ago, Torres was named the number three overall prospect in all of baseball, by MLB.com.

Today, Torres posted a picture to his personal Instagram account showing his workout with arguably the best defensive shortstop in baseball history, Omar Vizquel.

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Vizquel, who won 11 Gold Glove awards over his 24-year career, appears to have taken an interest in his fellow countryman and has been working with Torres in Miami just a few weeks prior to spring training.

By now, Yankees fans are well aware of all of Torres’ tools scouts have been raving about – most notably his plus-plus makeup and his incredibly mature, advanced approach at the plate.

Scouts project Torres to be a perennial all-star and average 20 home runs annually to go along with a .300 average. This we know, but the only part of his game that scouts have even remotely questioned is his fielding- particularly his range at shortstop.

Scouts continue to rave about his quick hands and his ability to play either middle infield spot at the big league level. However, it does remain as the only one of his many tools being questioned.

So after receiving his first invite to spring training earlier this week, and now working with Vizquel on his defense, Torres continues to appear well ahead of the curve heading into 2017.

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