After 2019, everything was looking up for Gleyber Torres. He surprisingly clubbed 38 home runs on the way to a .358 wOBA and 124 wRC+. While we may not have expected him to repeat that power output, we definitely expected him to do a little more than he did in 2020.
His total production wasn’t bad (106 wRC+) and he improved his walk rate substantially (13.6%), but his power dropped significantly (3 HR, .125 ISO). He did show last year that he can be an average hitter without power, but I think we all want to see him SLG at least .400, right? Power is an obvious area for improvement for Torres, but it’s ground well covered. Both Derek and I examined this last summer. Instead, let’s take a look at the other side of the ball, where Torres’ potential improvement could be even bigger for the Yankees if he gets back to a higher level of power.