Surrounded by stars, utility infielder Ronald Torreyes, today’s #MLBPlayers411 subject, has helped hold the #Yankees infield together in the first half of the season. His .279 average, two home runs and 17 RBIs may not jump off the stat page, but Ronald has provided versatility, dependability and hustle to the #Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees were dealt an unexpected blow right before the start of the 2017 season, an injury to starting shortstop Didi Gregorius sustained in March’s #WorldBaseballClassic. Many fans speculated a fast-tracked call-up for top prospect Gleyber Torres, but manager Joe Girardi turned to the 24-year-old Torreyes instead.
Ronald went on to hit .313 in 21 games in April, softening the loss of Gregorius. “Toe” (Torreyes) works extremely hard,” Girardi said late last season. “He considers every pre-game his game. He takes grounders at third, short and second, runs all over the outfield, gets in the cage, works really hard. Anything he can do to improve his skills, he’s always doing it.” To read more about Ronald, visit http://bit.ly/2tpt2QD