Sunday, February 1, 2015

Two Yankees Make Top 100 Prospects

Another day and another set of Top Prospects lists to bring you here on the blog. Today we showcase's Top 100 prospect list which has generally been pretty Yankees friendly, more so than most lists anyway, in the past and showcases two of New York's prospects. Luis Severino and Aaron Judge were the only two Yankees to make the list leaving Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez surprisingly absent.

Judge was listed at #68 on the list after one professional season while Severino came in at the #23 slot. Here is the write ups for Judge from

One of the most physically imposing prospects in baseball, Judge looks more like a tight end (he had college football scholarship offers to play the position) or a power forward (he bears a close physical resemblance to NBA star Blake Griffin, albeit three inches shorter). But Judge is definitely playing the right sport, as evidenced by the fact that he signed for $1.8 million as a first-round pick and hit .308/.419/.486 at two Class A stops in his pro debut.

Few players can match the strength and leverage Judge creates with his 6-foot-7, 230-pound frame. He has huge raw power, though he’s content for now to use a shorter stroke and the entire field, working counts and producing line drives. A more advanced hitter than expected, he currently projects to bat .275 with 20-25 homers per season but could produce more power (and hit for less average) if he becomes more aggressive and turns on more pitches.

A good athlete for his size, Judge has average speed and defensive ability in right field. His strong arm gives him a third above-average tool. He followed up his strong debut by playing well in the Arizona Fall League, so he may not need more than another year in the Minors.

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