New York Yankees shortstop and second baseman Gleyber David Torres Castro was born December 13, 1996. He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.
Torres was raised in a middle-class family. However, in the face of frequent food shortages, terrible crime, and widespread violence, life at home degraded into turmoil, with many citizens rebelling against the government.
On April 22, 2018, he made his MLB debut. Torres was named to the All-Star team in both 2018 and 2019. Torres also played basketball in high school, but he dropped out on his father’s advice to concentrate on baseball.
Torres’ talent drew the attention of academics, who wanted to assist him in becoming a professional. Torres came to Maracay at the age of 14 to attend a school with MLB scouts. The Chicago Cubs approached him and he signed a contract with them.
Torres was the youngest player in the AFL at the time, and the youngest player in AFL history to win the MVP award. Baseball America named him as the Yankees’ #1 prospect after the 2016 season.
Torres, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney, and Rashad Crawford were transferred to the Yankees on July 25, 2016, for bullpen pitcher Aroldis Chapman.
He debuted his Yankees career with the Class A-Advanced Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League. For the two Class A+ clubs combined, he batted.270/.354/.421 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI.
How Old Is Gleyber Torres?
Torres is currently 25 years old as he was born on December 13, 1996.