Friday, October 31, 2014

Baseball America's Top 10 Yankees Prospects

Slade Heathcott, Mason Williams, and John Ryan Murphy stepped aside, as a few newbies found there way onto Baseball America's Top 10 Yankees Prospects.

After a great season, in which he had an ERA of 2.52 and a strikeout rate of 10.1/9IP between three different minor league levels, Luis Severino landed at the top of the list.

Here is the list...

1. RHP Luis Severino
2. RF Aaron Judge
3. SS Jorge Mateo
4. 1B Greg Bird
5. C Gary Sanchez
6. LHP Ian Clarkin
7. 2B Rob Refsnyder
8. LHP Jacob Lindgren
9. C Luis Torrens
10. 3B Miguel Andujar


  1. Speaking of our prospects, anybody else paying attention to how well Austin, Judge, and Bird are hitting in Arizona? Those 3 might be a lot closer to contributing than people realize.

    1. As hard as it is to take minor league stats seriously, it's even harder to care about AZFL stats. That league is very offense-heavy.

  2. Bird and Judge did it at every stop though so it's not the AFL that is boosting these stats, not that I put all that much weight into minor league stats. It goes without saying though that MOST of the time if you don't produce in the minors you don't produce in the majors.

    There's always the Robinson Cano's but that's the exception, not the rule.

  3. And of course that works both ways too. I'm not ignorant to that fact.

  4. The Arizona Fall League actually had 23 of the top 100 prospects. Also for me, it's easier to get excited about a young player with upside coming into spring training then the veteran "trash" the Yankees have been inviting to camp. And by trash, I'm referring to the Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnsons, and Scott Sizemores of baseball that do nothing more than block a prospect's development.

  5. I'll absolutely agree that inviting so many veterans with no upside to camp is a waste, as it just holds back youngsters that could use the competition.


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