20-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres has been named the 2017 recipient of the James P. Dawson Award, which is given to the most outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training.
.@TorresGleyber has been named the 2017 James P. Dawson Award winner, given annually to the outstanding @Yankees rookie in spring training.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 27, 2017
After taking home Most Valuable Player Award honors in the Arizona Fall League, Torres brings home another of what could be many awards in his career. The shortstop impressed many in the organization throughout spring training by hitting .448/.469/.931 with two home runs, nine runs batted in, eight runs and six doubles in 19 games.
It was Torres’ first Major League spring training and he is slated to start the season as the starting shortstop for the Yankees Double-A affiliate Trenton Thunder. Torres has yet to play above Single-A in his young career but after his torrid spring, he might force his way up to the big leagues sooner rather than later.