Prospects the Yankees Can Afford to Part With This Offseason
By Phil Akre
As we all know, the Yankees have a knack for developing solid catching prospects. We’ve seen Francisco Cervelli, Austin Romine, John Ryan Murphy, and of course, Gary Sanchez come up through the system in recent years.
Torrens was a fast-rising name and a generally-accepted top 10 prospect in the Yankees system before he tore his labrum in 2015 and missed an entire season of development.
He’s capable of being a .250-.260 hitter, but his power hasn’t been there, with just 11 home runs in six seasons. He’s got a very strong arm, but a relatively small frame at 6′ 0″. He makes up for it with his fantastic defensive abilities but does have a problem with passed balls.
The Yankees current catching depth goes Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine, and Kyle Higashioka. They are fairly set at the position for the long-term, so it might be worth parting with Torrens as part of a package to bring back an arm this winter.