After a brief delay, Gleyber Torres earned his second straight bid to the All-Star Game.
The Yankees’ 22-year-old middle infielder was named as an injury replacement for Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe. Through 78 games, Torres bats .298/.365/.543 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI, sporting a 138 OPS+.
Torres began the season as the Yankees’ everyday shortstop with Didi Gregorius on the shelf, and the sophomore infielder filled in with aplomb. He’s improved defensively at both second base and shortstop.
Overall, Torres is second on the Yankees with 2.7 WAR, according to Baseball Reference. He can thank the Baltimore Orioles, who he smashed 10 home runs against earlier this season. Still, outside of Baltimore, Gleyber has been a tremendous source of production for the Yankees and is a deserving All-Star.