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 71.66 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Luis Arraez and ahead of Jeff McNeil. He has averaged 3.01 fantasy points in his past 246 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.15 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 projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Gleyber Torres is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#5 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)74 FP, 3.14 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#14)
#6 Luis Arraez (53% OWN)72 FP, 2.87 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#14)
#7 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)72 FP, 3.15 per game322 FP, 121 gp, 2.67 per game (#10)
#8 Jeff McNeil (96% OWN)70 FP, 3.21 per game168 FP, 63 gp, 2.67 per game (#9)
#9 Ronny Rodriguez (4% OWN)70 FP, 2.67 per game89 FP, 59 gp, 1.51 per game (#38)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gleyber Torres is projected for 2.89 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #12 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly below average game with fewer fantasy points 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 (#9). He is projected for 17.24 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Jurickson Profar (54% OWN)2.95 FP (35% ST)2.99 FP
#11 Adam Frazier (21% OWN)2.92 FP (14% ST)2.49 FP
#12 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)2.89 FP (97% ST)3.15 FP
#13 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)2.68 FP (88% ST)3.14 FP
#14 Eric Sogard (38% OWN)2.63 FP (27% ST)2.91 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)17.3 FP (88% ST)3.14 FP
#8 Rougned Odor (53% OWN)17.3 FP (33% ST)2.34 FP
#9 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)17.2 FP (97% ST)3.15 FP
#10 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)17.1 FP (88% ST)2.79 FP
#11 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)17 FP (76% ST)2.98 FP

GLEYBER TORRES IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $4K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $4.8K ON 9/1

He is projected for 10.5 FanDuel points and 7.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$78 short of $4K on FanDuel and -$215 short of $4.8K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Jose Altuve11.6 FD Points$4300
#3 Jeff McNeil11 FD Points$3000
#4 Gleyber Torres10.5 FD Points$4000
#5 Jurickson Profar10.5 FD Points$3100
#6 Luis Arraez10.4 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 DJ LeMahieu8 DK Points$5100
#8 Luis Arraez8 DK Points$3900
#9 Gleyber Torres7.9 DK Points$4800
#10 Jurickson Profar7.8 DK Points$4500
#11 Adam Frazier7.7 DK Points$5000

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 2019725.014.614.78.60.9
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.20.220.640.650.380.04
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.90.230.660.590.310.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)17.21.23.63.62.00.22
2019 Season418337887464
-- Per Game (125 GP)3.30.260.620.700.370.03
2018 to 2019740571551418810
-- Per Game (246 GP)3.00.230.630.570.360.04