Monday, February 29, 2016

TGP Prospects Month Top 29 Prospects List - #1 El Gary Sanchez

We've made it Yankees family, all the way down to #1. It's bittersweet, you want to keep going but you also like closure. It's human nature. This is closure, this is El Gary Sanchez, the Yankees top prospect in their system according to The Greedy Pinstripes.

There is absolutely nothing I can tell you that I did not say yesterday in Jorge Mateo's Top 29 post and I cannot say anything that you don't already know so with that said I will simply say congratulations to Sanchez and say thank you to everyone for reading.

1. Gary Sanchez
2. Jorge Mateo
3. Aaron Judge
4. James Kaprielian
5. Robert Refsnyder
6. Domingo Acevedo
7. Dustin Fowler
8. Wilkerman Garcia
9. Ian Clarkin
10. Brady Lail
11. Jacob Lindgren
12. Bryan Mitchell
13. Drew Finley
14. Mason Williams
15. Slade Heathcott
16. Abi Avelino
17. Hoy-Jun Park
18. Luis Torrens
19. Cale Coshow
20. Chance Adams
21. Miguel Andujar
22. Jonathan Holder
23. Tyler Wade
24. Nick Rumbelow
25.Jordan Montgomery
26.Trey Amburgey
27. Ben Gamel
28. Austin DeCarr
29. Thairo Estrada
30. James Pazos


  1. I know it doesn't have anything to do with this list, but I just read an article about Gerrit Cole crying about his $541,000 salary. This is the same guy that didn't sign out of high school because he thought he would be a higher draft pick if he pitched in college for a couple years. I have 2 thoughts on this. First, he comes off as being pretty greedy, which may implicate some character issues. Second, when is enough enough with baseball players? Teams draft, sign, and develop these guys. By the time a player reaches the major leagues, a team has literally millions of dollars invested in the player. When you consider that most drafted players never make it, teams lose obscene amounts of money in developing. They have a very brief 3 year period when they can recoup some of these expenses before arbitration starts. Does Cole's performance warrant a bigger salary? Yes it does. Does he deserve a bigger salary? No, not right now. Shut up and do your job you baby!

    1. Well said Jeff. it's true. He knew what he was getting himself into to and he's only going to hurt himself potentially with this seemingly attitude problem. I read it too and thought to myself, wahhhhhhhh. Makes half a million dollars for seven months of work in his early 20's. Must be rough.

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    3. Jeff, to answer your second question of: "when is enough enough with baseball players?". Never enough! Look at Jose Bautista, he may want around $30,000,000 a year for 5 years (just a guess of course) for playing a kids game.
      Please tell me how a family of 12 are not going to be able to live on even $5,000,000 a year and the rest put away in (tax Free) accounts for the kids and grand-kids and great-grand-kids when they get out of college.
      A-Rod IF he plays next year will have made over $420,285,104+ and Jeter made $265,159,364+ over his 20 years.
      Damn, that is a poor excuse for a raise or contract, but that is what they always say.

    4. It's how baseball works. Put in the time, play well for 5 years, then you'll get a 70+ million dollar contract for a late 20s starting pitcher.

      I thought the comments were taken out of context. They weren't at all lol

    5. Amen. He knew what he was getting himself into when he signed with Pittsburgh anyway. It's not like he didn't have a shot to sign with a heavy spender like New York..... and he would be basically through the arbitration process by now if he did.


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