Gleyber Torres Removed Again With Core Issue

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Gleyber Torres was removed from yesterday’s game early with the same core injury that caused him to leave a game earlier this week. He is headed back to New York for more tests, so he is expected to be added to the IL. Mike Ford should get the extra playing time with him injured, he is worth a look in fantasy with everyday playing time.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Gleyber Torres to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 74.1 projected fantasy points puts him at #10 behind Luis Arraez and ahead of Jonathan Villar. He has averaged 3.02 fantasy points in his past 245 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.14 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#6) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite second baseman. He is not projected for elite value. Gleyber Torres is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#8 Keston Hiura (88% OWN)75 FP, 2.99 per game216 FP, 32 gp, 6.8 per game (#5)
#9 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)75 FP, 2.87 per game216 FP, 32 gp, 6.8 per game (#5)
#10 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)74 FP, 3.14 per game322 FP, 121 gp, 2.67 per game (#10)
#11 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)72 FP, 2.84 per game266 FP, 139 gp, 1.91 per game (#35)
#12 Ozzie Albies (100% OWN)70 FP, 2.87 per game453 FP, 157 gp, 2.89 per game (#6)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gleyber Torres is projected for 5.74 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #10 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Ketel Marte but behind Adam Frazier the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#7). He is projected for 17.37 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)5.9 FP (41% ST)2.87 FP
#9 Adam Frazier (21% OWN)5.8 FP (14% ST)2.53 FP
#10 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)5.7 FP (97% ST)3.14 FP
#11 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)5.6 FP (90% ST)3.11 FP
#12 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)5.5 FP (77% ST)2.95 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#5 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)17.8 FP (41% ST)2.87 FP
#6 Javier Baez (100% OWN)17.5 FP (98% ST)3.08 FP
#7 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)17.4 FP (97% ST)3.14 FP
#8 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)17.1 FP (87% ST)2.84 FP
#9 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)16.7 FP (90% ST)3.11 FP

GLEYBER TORRES IS JUST THE #5 2B ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #2 HIGHEST PRICED ON 8/31

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Whit Merrifield11.5 FD Points$3400
#4 Ryan McMahon10.8 FD Points$3600
#5 Gleyber Torres10.6 FD Points$4100
#6 Hanser Alberto10.3 FD Points$2900
#7 Ozzie Albies10.1 FD Points$3200

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

GLEYBER TORRESFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019745.215.115.28.80.9
-- Per Game (24 Proj)3.10.220.640.640.370.04
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)5.70.411.11.20.580.08
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)17.41.23.63.62.00.22
2019 Season418337887464
-- Per Game (124 GP)3.40.270.630.700.370.03
2018 to 2019740571551418810
-- Per Game (245 GP)3.00.230.630.580.360.04