Sunday, February 14, 2016

TGP Top 29 Prospects List - #16 Abi Avelino

We're nearing the halfway point of this countdown and we're nearing the meat and potatoes of the New York Yankees farm system. The studs, the future stars and the good players that will fill a role and quietly have a great MLB career. As you near the Top 10 the players stop being so interchangeable and start being more discussion worthy although today we're only at #16. That doesn't mean that Abi Avelino's spot on the list and status within the organization is up for discussion but it does mean he is quite the Yankees talent at shortstop.

Avelino is yet another middle infielder New York has down on the farm. Avelino broke though as a shortstop but has played second base as well as the second base position looks to be locked down for quite some time by Didi Gregorius. Despite entering his fifth professional season with the Yankees Avelino will be just 21-years old for the entire 2016 season. Avelino spent much of his last season with the High-A Tampa Yankees meaning that he could begin knocking on the door with the Trenton Thunder on Opening Day 2016.

Avelino is a high contact guy, high batting average guy, high on-base percentage guy, stolen base threat, strong defender and basically everything else you would want out of a middle infielder coming up through your system. Avelino ranks ahead of Tyler Wade in my opinion and also sits ahead of Hoy-Jun Park while sitting behind Jorge Mateo for the top spot in the system. Avelino is not a name many casual fans know but his game, his ceiling and what he brings to the team and organization is anything but casual.

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

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