Report from AAA: Filling the Gleyber Torres Void
When Gleyber Torres went to the disabled list with a hip strain, the Yankees lost their number nine hitter in the lineup and still one of their biggest power bats.
At 21 years old, Torres has delivered and then some on the lofty expectations upon his call to the majors. His injury subtracts more power from a lineup that is already missing Gary Sanchez and yet there is so much depth in this Yankees organization that they should be able to do more than simply keep their heads above water as we approach the all-star break.
It's a luxury for an American League team to get power numbers from its ninth place batter, but it's hardly necessary. Not when you have other boppers like Aaron Judge, who hit his 25th home run on Saturday, and Giancarlo Stanton, who despite the growing number of strikeouts, is on pace to be as productive this year as he was last season.
DJ Eberle covers the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Railriders and he checked in with the guys on Big Board Sports to discuss the options to fill in for Torres while he's on the DL and how close top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield is from his MLB debut: