Baseball fans on the biggest stage of the bat-and-ball game cannot claim to know anything about the exploits of Venezuelan-born player Gleyber Torres, who has recently established himself on the field as the second baseman for the MLB’s New York Yankees.
Torres didn’t become a baseball superstar in one fell swoop, it was a gradual process that goes back to his formative years when his passion for the game was still very evident. He was known for being versatile enough to play competently in many positions, from catcher to midfield to shortstop to pitcher.
Gleyber Torres Bio
The Venezuelan professional baseball player was born as Gleyber David Torres Castro on 13 December 1996 in Caracas, Venezuela. Although we have not been able to verify the information we have gathered about his family background and education, it is common knowledge that the New York Yankees second baseman began to develop into a professional baseball player in the early days of his life.
His efforts paid off in 2013 when he signed a deal with the Chicago Cubs to become an international free agent. The following year, he made his professional debut at rookie-level with the Arizona Cubs in the Arizona League, played with the team for a while, and eventually advanced to the Boise Hawks in the Northwest League’s Class A short season.
The baseball star started the 2015 season with the Class A Midwest League South Bend Cubs and rose to the Class A-Advanced Carolina League Myrtle Beach Pelicans in September. The Venezuelan baseball player remained with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans until July 25, 2016, when he joined Rashad Crawford, Adam Warren, and Billy McKinney for a relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman for the Yankees.
So his career with the Yankees began with playing for the Tampa Yankees in the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. At the end of the season, Torres was assigned to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League (AFL). This guy made a name for himself with the Scorpions as the most valuable player in the AFL. He was just 19 years old at the time and as such was named the youngest player in the league. But that’s not all: Gleyber Torres was equally honored as the youngest baseball player in history to ever be named the most valuable player in the AFL. As a result, Baseball America named him the Yankees’ most promising player after the 2016 season.
When he entered the 2017 season, which he started with the Trenton Thunders of the Class AA Eastern League, Baseball America again ranked him fifth in the most promising players of the baseball season. This inspired his promotion to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the Class AAA International League. Unfortunately, he soon suffered an injury that required reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament; this kept him away from the games for the rest of 2017.
But then Gleyber Torres would not crawl into oblivion. He came back in 2018 with full force, and there is widespread agreement that this season is his big chance. Among other things, he has been named the best shortstop player by MLB.com. It was only natural that the Yankees promoted Torres to the big leagues. The team did so sometime in April, and the Venezuelan baseball player is still relevant.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Torres definitely belongs to the league of athletes who can boast that they have great physical attributes. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs about 79 kg (175 lb). We still need to confirm more details of his body measurements.
Other Facts about Gleyber Torres
Salary and Net Worth
The Venezuelan-born baseball player has achieved enough fame and popularity to be able to enjoy a reasonable level of prosperity. Although his net worth is unknown, we can conclude from his life class that his financial status is great. Torres’ annual salary is set at $545,000 and is expected to rise even further in the near future.
His Love Life
Unlike many other well-known personalities, this baseball star does not seek the public, he prefers to keep his private life private and protected from prying eyes. Social media is not overcrowded with information about his love life, yet it is known that Gleyber Torres is married. It is on record that he tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth in April 2017.