With the baseball market heating up, I wanted to compare some of the young stars returns throughout the past three months (swipe right to see the chart). Here are the returns:
Gleyber Torres -11%
Juan Soto +57% (new highs)
Ronald Acuna Jr. +21%
Fernando Tatis Jr. +72%
There seems to be a clear laggard — Gleyber Torres.
Torres came off a bad season, but are the prices justifiable? Many players struggled to get comfortable and play like their normal selves in the shortened season, something to keep in mind.
Gleyber put up .480 SLG and .820 OPS in his first year, and came in third in the ROY race. His second year he improved on both metrics, .535 SLG and .871 OPS while knocking in a career high 38 home runs. In the shortened season he hit .368 SLG / .724 OPS, a big drop off.
With all that being said, I think Gleyber has been forgotten and is clearly no fluke given the numbers he put up in his first two seasons. If you’re looking to get in the baseball market Gleyber is the cheapest alternative, and in my opinion will pay off.
*Full disclosure: I do own some Gleyber cards.
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