Prospect Torres headed to Triple-A

Prospect Torres headed to Triple-A

Yankees uber prospect Gleyber Torres is now just one level away from the big leagues.

The Yanks promoted the 20-year-old shortstop to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, a source told MLB.com on Sunday. The club has not confirmed.

Torres is New York's top prospect and the No. 2 prospect in all of baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com. He was the prize acquisition in last year's Trade Deadline deal that sent closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs.

In 32 games at Double-A Trenton this season, Torres hit .273/.367/.496 with five home runs, 18 RBIs and 16 extra-base hits. In his past 7 games, Torres is 7-for-25 with three doubles, four homers and nine RBIs. Each of his past nine hits have gone for extra bases (five doubles, four homers).

Torres heading to Triple-A

Torres became the youngest Most Valuable Player in the history of the Arizona Fall League last year when, at 19, he led the circuit in average (.403), on-base percentage (.516) and OPS (1.158).

At Triple-A, Torres will join the organization's other elite prospect, Clint Frazier -- the Yankees' No. 2 prospect and the No. 20 prospect in baseball, who came to New York as the centerpiece of the Andrew Miller trade with the Indians.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.