NYY IF Torres, KC RHP Staumont Week 2 POTW
October 25, 2016 - Arizona Fall League (AzFL) News Release
Scottsdale, Arizona - Scottsdale Scorpions IF Gleyber Torres (Yankees) and Surprise Saguaros RHP Josh Staumont (Royals) are the week two Arizona Fall League Players of the Week.
Gleyber - The 19-year-old Yankee shortstop prospect hit .667 with 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 3 walks and 2 stolen bases in week two.
After the first two weeks of the Fall League season, the Caracas, Venezuela native leads the AFL in batting (.429), slugging percentage (.810), and ranks second in on-base percentage (.520) and fourth in total bases (17).
Acquired by the Yankees on July 25 in the multi-player trade that sent closer Aroldis Chapman (2011 Phoenix Desert Dogs) to the Chicago Cubs, Torres split his season between High-A Myrtle Beach and High-A Tampa, hitting a combined .270 with 11 homers and 66 RBI.
In his three-year professional career, the 6-1, 175-pound Torres is a .282 hitter with 16 home runs, 163 RBI and 53 stolen bases with a .356 on-base percentage on .405 slugging percentage.
Staumont - The 22-year-old Royals pitching prospect enters week three as one of four AFL pitchers to notch two wins. He is 2-0 with a miniscule 0.87 ERA in three appearances. He has allowed only five hits in 10.1 innings pitched with four walks and 11 srikeouts.
He ranks first in wins (t-2), second in innings pitched (10.1) and third in opponent batting average among starters (.135).
He split the 2016 season between Single-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
In two professional seasons, the 6-3, 200-pound right-hander is 7-12 with a 3.80 ERA with 225 strikeouts in 163.3 innings pitched.
The La Habra, CA native was a second- round draft choice (64th overall) in June, 2015 out of Azusa Pacific (CA) University.
Others - Others meriting consideration for the week two AFL Player of the Week were Glendale (Dodgers) IF Tim Locastro, Mesa (Blue Jays) 1B Ryan McBroom and Salt River (D-backs) LHP Jared Miller.
Arizona Fall League - Known throughout professional baseball as a finishing school for Major League Baseball's elite prospects, the Arizona Fall League, now in its 25th season, is a six-team league owned and operated by MLB. It plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) at six spring-training stadiums in the Phoenix metropolitan area - Camelback Ranch-Glendale (Glendale Desert Dogs), Sloan Park (Mesa Solar Sox), Salt River Fields (defending champion Salt River Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scottsdale Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Surprise Rafters).
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