Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres is broken and I know exactly why. Torres’ swing path looks totally different than it did two years ago when he hit 38 home runs. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gleyber Torres Is Broken… And I Know Why

The knees often tell the story. Not too long ago, I wrote a post about Gleyber Torres somehow losing all of his power overnight? Was it time for Torres to get in the gym? Well… Yes, but there is more to the story. It’s time to acknowledge Gleyber Torres is broken and I know why.

In that post I mentioned earlier, I said that his swing looked the same as it did two years ago to the naked eye. The big leg kick was still there… Until you examined earlier. I’m not going to pretend to be a swing doctor, but it’s evident the lower half isn’t close to the same as it was two years ago.

Gleyber Torres

You can see Torres is more upright in the picture on the right. There no power coming from the back foot. Less torque in the hips. The front leg is more straight. You get the point.

The truth of the matter is, Torres isn’t generating any power from his lower half. Over the last two years, the Yankees infielder has hit a total of ZERO home runs off breaking balls or off-speed pitches. His slugging percentage facing those same pitches is a whopping .325. About as bad as it gets for a major league player.

Torres can obviously be saved. Gary Sanchez has rebounded and features a similar big leg kick. If you have noticed, he’s quieted that down recently and has regained form. At a minimum, it’s time to maybe reduce the massive leg kick Torres has.

The numbers don’t lie. It’s July and Gleyber Torres has three homers on the entire season. This is the same guy that hit 38 two years ago. Torres’ stock is plummeting. Get this man in the gym, fix his swing, and figure this out. If the Yankees want to salvage this season, their struggling “shortstop” needs to get back on track.

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