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    The Official NY Yankees Prospect Thread

    1903 and I came to an agreement that a new prospect discussion thread was needed. The old one was old and created over a year ago.

    Anyway, I'll be posting my top 50 prospects list here. This list is almost completely subjective so feel free to disagree, offer criticism, etc.. If there are grammar/spelling issues, please give me a break. Bear in mind, I'm not a scout but a fan like everyone else here and I make these every year to help people get some sort of a snapshot of what's happening down on the farm.


    So here it goes... Btw those, I believe, are opening day ages. Severino and Bird both graduated this year. Stats via b-ref, height/weight via milb.com. No DSL-only players were considered.


    1- Aaron Judge – RF – 23 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’7 / 245
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 124 Games – BA .255 / OBP .330 / SLG .448 / OPS .777 – 20 HR / 72 RBI
    Report: Top Yankee Prospect and one of the premier OF prospects in baseball. Prototypical RF profile with big power. Struggled in AAA but offers high upside. Needs to continue to work on his approach. The popular opinion is that he will be an impact player soon.

    2- Jorge Mateo – SS – 20 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’0 / 188
    2015 Stats (A/A+) – 117 Games – BA .278 / OBP .345 / SLG .392 / OPS .737 – 2 HR / 40 RBI / 82 SB
    Report: Quick twitch athlete with top class speed. Mateo had a strong finish to the season in Tampa. Tremendous bat speed and above average everywhere defensively. Comp: Rafael Furcal

    3- Gary Sanchez – C – 22 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’2 / 230
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 93 Games – BA .274 / OBP .330 / SLG .485 / OPS .815 – 18 HR / 62 RBI
    Report: Former big bonus baby. Big time power and big time arm. Really good year between AA and AAA. Improved his receiving and attitude in 2015. Once again hethrew base-runners out at an impressive rate.

    4- James Kaprielian – RHP – 21 – 6’4 / 200
    2015 Stats (Rk/A-) – 5 Games – 11.1 IP – 3.97 ERA – 14 K / 4 BB
    Report: 4-pitch mix with strong command. FB sits 91-93 comfortable, plus cuveball, above average change and improving slider. Command, poise, presence and pitching IQ are all off the charts apparently. Comp: Michael Wacha

    5- Ian Clarkin – LHP – 20 – 6’2 / 180
    2014 Stats (A/A+) – 17 Games – 75.0 IP – 3.12 ERA – 75 K / 23 BB
    2015 – DNP (Arm/Elbow)
    Report: He’s currently in the AzFL which means he’s finally healthy. Strong 3 pitch mix; fastball sits low 90’s, plus curveball is his best pitch and his change-up is improving and above usable. Young and projectable. Comp: Jose Quitana

    6- Domingo Acevedo – RHP – 21 – 6’7 / 190
    2015 Stats (A-/A) – 12 Games – 49.2 IP – 1.81 ERA – 54 K / 16 BB
    Report: Plus-plus fastball that sits in the high 90’s (hitting 103, I believe last year) with movement in on RH hitters. Borderline plus change and an improving slider. As a tall guy, he just needs to continue to work on consistency. Expecting big strides next year.

    7- Wilkerman Garcia – SS – 17 – Bats S / Throws R – 6’0 / 176
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 37 Games – BA .281 / OBP .396 / SLG .347 / OPS .743 – 0 HR / 18 RBI
    Report: Switch hitting youngster with above average tools across the board. Nothing sticks out but he seems to do everything well. Advanced feel in the batter’s box and on the field. High baseball acumen.

    8- Luis Torrens – C – 19 – Bats R / Throws R
    2014 Stats (Rk/A-/A) – 62 Games – BA .256 / OBP .331 / SLG .383 / OPS .714 – 3 HR / 22 RBI
    2015 – DNP (Shoulder)
    Report: Missed the entire year with shoulder surgery. He was a prospect on the rise who could’ve been a top 100 prospect in baseball this year with a healthy and productive year. He’s already a monster defensively with an improving bat. Let’s hope he shows the same promise post-injury.

    9- Tyler Wade – SS – 20 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’1 / 180
    2015 Stats (A+/AA) – 127 Games -- BA .262 / OBP .321 / SLG .333 / OPS .654 – 3 HR / 31 RBI / 33 SB
    Report: Not many improved their stock more than Wade this season. He had a very strong season in Hi-A before struggling in AA which lowered his overall numbers. He has strong defensive skills plus a very strong approach at the plate. No power is kind of a bummer though.

    10- Rob Refsnyder – 2B – 24 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’1 / 205
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 117 Games – BA .271 / OBP .359 / SLG .402 / OPS .761 – 9 HR / 56 RBI
    Report: Struggled a bit relative to last season especially in the 2nd half, offensively. Improved his defense as the season wore on though. Upside remains the same, which is an average regular on a solid team. Steady player who helped the ML club last year

    11- Dustin Fowler – OF – 20 – Bats L / Throws L – 6’0 / 185
    2015 Stats (A/A+) – 123 Games – BA .298 / OBP .334 / SLG .394 / OPS .728 – 5 HR / 70 RBI / 30 SB
    Report: Exciting athlete. Good runner, improving CF defense, improved his hit tool and has developing power. Good foot and bat speed. Needs to improve his plate discipline a bit but had a very good overall year in 2015.

    12- Mason Williams – OF – 24 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’1 / 185
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 54 Games – BA .318 / OBP .397 / SLG .398 / OPS .795 – 0 HR / 22 RBI / 13 SB
    Report: Pity Williams got hurt. He was in a midst of a revival. Simplified his offensive approach with great results. Elite level CF defense.

    13- Jacob Lindgren – LHP – 22 – 5’11 / 205
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 15 Games – 22.0 IP – 1.23 ERA – 29 K / 10 BB
    Report: Missed most of the season with an arm injury. He’s a fastball – slider guy. Slider is a plus-plus pitch. Fastball velo was down early in the year possibly due to injury. He sits 89-91 with it and can hit 95. Command needs improving.

    14- Drew Finley – RHP – 19 – 6’3 / 200
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 12 Games – 32.0 IP – 3.94 ERA – 41 K / 19 BB
    Report: Good bloodlines with a good 3 pitch mix already. CB is his best pitch, fastball hits 93 and his change is more than just a show me pitch. He gets plus points for his make-up, pitchability and pitching acumen. ‘Safe’ high-school pick if there ever is such a thing.

    15- Bryan Mitchell – RHP – 24 – 6’2 / 200
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 15 Games – 75.0 IP – 3.12 ERA – 61 K / 37 BB
    Report: Big arm talent. When right, his fastball (sits 93-97)-curveball-cutter are all electric with great movement. He has very poor command though. As a full-time reliever I feel he can really take off though.

    16- Luis Cessa – RHP – 23 – 6’3 / 190
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 25 Games – 139.1 IP – 4.52 ERA – 119 K / 36 BB
    Report: Former infielder. Fastball sits 92-93 and can hit 96. He has very strong command with his fastball. His second best pitch is his change up and he has an improving breaking pitch. It's either a slurve, slider or curve. There are differing reports on what it is. He needs to improve his secondary pitches.

    17- Cale Coshow – RHP – 23 – 6’5 / 260
    2015 Stats (A/A+/AA) – 33 Games – 114.0 IP – 2.45 ERA – 97 K / 28 BB
    Report: Breakout pitcher of the year. He pitched at 3 levels this year and dominated everywhere. Began as a reliever and then got stretched out and started. 93-97 mph fastball that he can hold with great 2-seam action and a slider/cutter are his best pitches. Big frame with a big arm. If starting doesn’t work out, he has closer type potential IMO.

    18- Hoy Jun Park – SS – 19 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’1 / 175
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 56 Games – BA .239 / OBP .351 / SLG .383 / OPS .734 – 5 HR / 30 RBI / 12 SB
    Report: He had a pretty solid start to his pro career. Very good defensive tools which include a quick first step, strong range, soft hands and decent arm. Showed a good approach at the plate with surprising pop. Needs to work on his hit tool though.

    19- Brady Lail – RHP – 22 – 6’2 / 205
    2015 Stats (A+/AA/AAA) – 28 Games – 148.1 IP – 3.22 ERA – 85 K / 43 BB
    Report: Can’t argue with the end result but Lail’s year wasn’t as good as the ERA indicated. He doesn’t miss bats at all and his stuff isn’t overwhelming either. He has 3 average-ish pitches with decent control. His overall command needs to improve.

    20- Jeff Degano – LHP – 23 – 6’4 / 215
    2015 Stats (Rk/A-) – 10 Games – 21.1 IP – 3.80 ERA – 22 K / 9 BB
    Report: Yanks 2nd round pick in ’15. 90-94 mph fastball that he can command. A plus breaking pitch and a developing change round out his repertoire. Improving his change-up and his command of his secondary pitches are the key.
    Last edited by nyyfan4life; 12-28-2015 at 09:53 PM.
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    21- Thairo Estrada – SS – 19 – Bats R / Throws R – 5’11 / 155
    2015 Stats (A-) – 63 Games – BA .267 / OBP .338 / SLG .360 / OPS .698 – 2 HR / 23 RBI
    Report: Steady SS prospect. Soft hands + good defensive instincts, quick feet, good k-zone discipline and LD power. Wore down in September which caused a slight overall dip in his numbers and performance.

    22- Ben Gamel – OF – 23 – Bats L / Throws L – 5’11 / 185
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 129 Games – BA .300 / OBP .358 / SLG .472 / OPS .830 – 10 HR / 64 RBI / 13 SB
    Report: Very good contact skills. Improved his draft status with a strong overall year in AAA. He hit for more power than ever and should help the ML club next year. Doesn’t offer much defensively but isn’t a butcher out there. Comp: David Dejesus

    23- Kyle Holder – SS – 21 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’1 / 185
    2015 Stats (A-) – 56 Games – BA .213 / OBP .273 / SLG .253 / OPS .527 – 0 HR / 12 RBI
    Report: Elite level defender. Offense is a question mark though I wouldn’t put much stock in his first year of half-season pro ball. Next year will be the real telltale sign of his offensive upside.

    24- Abiatal Avelino – SS – 20 – Bats R / Throws R – 5’11 / 186
    2015 Stats (A/A+) – 123 Games – BA .260 / OBP .314 / SLG .334 / OPS .648 – 4 HR / 27 RBI / 54 SB
    Report: Strong arm and fast feet are his best attributes. He has very good instincts both in the field and on the bases. He has a good approach at the plate but needs to improve his hit tool.

    25- Jordan Montgomery – LHP – 23 – 6’4 / 225
    2015 Stats (A/A+) – 25 Games – 134.1 IP – 3.42 ERA – 132 K / 36 BB
    Report: He has a 4 pitch mix with excellent overall command. Workhorse build. Smooth delivery and a strike thrower. Fastball sits 88-91 with sink, plus change, average-ish cutter and curveball round out his arsenal.

    26- Jordan Foley – RHP – 22 – 6’4 / 215
    2015 Stats (A/AAA) – 19 Games – 90.1 IP – 2.99 ERA – 98 K / 41 BB
    Report: He had a strong debut full-season. Showed promise in 3 AAA spot starts as well. Mid 90’s fastball velo that he can hold and a wipeout splitter are his best pitches. He needs to work on command and improving his slider if he wants to stay a starter.

    27- Johnny Barbato – RHP – 23 – 6’2 / 230
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 40 Games – 67.1 IP – 2.67 ERA – 70 K / 25 BB
    Report: Really strong raw stuff. He’ll definitely be on the Scranton – Bronx shuttle next season. Fastball sits 93-97 with movement plus he has a wipeout curveball. He was nearly untouchable after his promotion to AAA (0.36 ERA in 25 IP).

    28- Slade Heathcott – OF – 25 – Bats L / Throws L – 6’1 / 190
    2015 Stats (A/AAA) – 67 Games – BA .265 / OBP .312 / SLG .338 / OPS .650 – 2 HR / 27 RBI
    Report: Another year, another Heathcott injury though this one didn’t end his season. His tools are still strong overall. He needs to continue to work on his offensive approach and get better. Defensively, he’s a strong player.

    29- Austin DeCarr – RHP – 20 – 6’3 / 218
    2014 Stats (Rk) – 11 Games – 23.1 IP – 4.63 ERA – 24 K / 7 BB
    2015 – DNP (TJS)
    Report: ‘Safe’ prep pitcher the Yankees took out of Connecticut in 2014. 3 pitch mix with solid command of his pitches. Fastball sits 92-93 and his curveball is a potential plus pitch. Change-up is developing.

    30- Chance Adams – RHP – 21 – 6’0 / 215
    2015 Stats (A-/A/A+) – 14 Games – 35.1 IP – 1.78 ERA – 45 K / 9 BB
    Report: Tremendous debut for the Yanks 5th rounder. Limited height but long arms and broad shoulders. Mid 90’s fastball (easy 93-96) with command plus a wipeout slider are his calling card. He can move quickly as a reliever. There were some whispers that the Yanks might have him start next year though.

    31- Jonathan Holder – RHP – 22 – 6’2 / 235
    2015 Stats (Rk/A+/AAA) – 23 Games – 118.0 IP – 2.52 ERA – 90 K / 25 BB
    Report: Collegiate closer who’s made the transition to starting seamlessly. He has a 4 pitch mix with command. Fastball sits around 91 and his best secondary pitch is his curve. I believe he throws a cutter and change as well.

    32- Dermis Garcia – 3B – 17 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’3 / 200
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 23 Games – BA .159 / OBP .256 / SLG .188 / OPS .445 – 0 HR / 6 RBI
    Report: Easy raw power. He got the highest bonus NYY paid in ‘14/’15. Injury delayed the start of his season and rust showed in his play. His talent level remains super high. Bat first guy but many believe the bat will play.

    33- Carlos Vidal – OF – 19 – Bats L / Throws L – 5’11 / 160
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 60 Games – BA .303 / OBP .389 / SLG .492 / OPS .881 – 9 HR / 46 RBI / 16 SB
    Report: Dude has straight up mashed since the Yankees have signed him. Bat speed, plate discipline, quick feet, ability to make consistent hard contact are his best traits. Probably a LF long-term. A guy who’s going to continue to hit to keep his prospect shine.

    34- Chad Green – RHP – 24 – 6’3 / 210
    2015 Stats (AA) – 27 Games – 148.2 – 3.93 ERA – 137 K / 43 BB
    Report: Fastball has good late sink and sits 91-95. Split/change (seen it mentioned as both) is his best secondary pitch, he needs to improve his slider. Really strong K, BB and GB rates. He's a guy that can out perform his potential projection. Back end, innings eater type profile.

    35- Nick Rumbelow – RHP – 24 – 6’0 / 190
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 37 Games – 52.2 IP – 4.27 ERA – 57 K / 13 BB
    Report: Regressed after getting bumped up to AAA to start the season. Mid reliever profile. Fastball sits at 93 with a strong slurve like pitch. He’ll probably continue to ride the Scranton-Bronx line next season.

    36- James Pazos – LHP – 24 – 6’3 / 230
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 27 Games – 42.2 IP – 1.27 ERA – 49 K / 15 BB
    Report: Saw Pazos in the majors for a brief time. Fastball-slider reliever. Fastball is electric, sitting around 95 while his slider comes and goes. Mid-relief profile who can help the big league team next year.

    37- Miguel Andujar – 3B – 20 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’0 / 175
    2015 Stats (A+) – 130 Games – BA .243 / OBP .288 / SLG .363 / SLG .651 – 8 HR / 57 RBI / 12 SB
    Report: Some of the best physical tools in the system. He has plus raw power offensively and a plus-plus arm defensively. His overall offensive approach is dreadful and he still needs to refine himself defensively. Very young though so he can still figure it out.

    38- Tyler Webb – LHP – 25 – 6’5 / 225
    2015 Stats (AAA) – 25 Games – 38.0 IP – 2.84 ERA – 41 K / 11 BB
    Report: Big guy but his fastball is in the 90-92 range with a curveball which is his best pitch. He's mostly a LOOGY with a low ceiling but he's a high probability guy in terms of reaching his ceiling. We will probably see him at some point in 2016.

    39- Domingo German – RHP – 23 – 6’2 / 175
    2014 Stats (A) – 25 Games – 123.1 IP – 2.48 ERA – 113 K / 25 BB
    2015 – DNP (TJS)
    Report: 3rd guy we got in that Eovaldi trade (after Evo and G. Jones). Fastball sits 91-95 with tremendous sink which he can really control. Change is his best second pitch and the slider is in development. Let’s see how his stuff is after surgery.

    40- Gosuke Katoh – 2B – 21 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’2 / 180
    2015 Stats (Rk/A) – 98 Games – BA .239 / OBP .367 / SLG .334 / OPS .701 – 6 HR / 31 RBI / 17 SB
    Report: Dreadful at Charleston, dominated with Pulaski after demotion. Strong defensive skills at 2B which include good range, soft hands, IQ though his arm is weak. Offensively, he has a great eye but a poor hit tool. Next year is super critical for him.
    Last edited by nyyfan4life; 12-31-2015 at 05:07 AM.
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    41- Leonardo Molina – OF –18 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’2 / 180
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 48 Games – BA .247 / OBP .290 / SLG .364 / OPS .654 – 2 HR / 17 RBI
    Report: Elite level athleticism, potential 5 tool guy. When he was signed it was said that his defensive game is more advanced than his offensive game, which is apparent. While his defense and tools have drawn rave reviews he hasn’t really hit at all. He’s still immensely young though.

    42- Tyler Austin – OF – 24 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’1 / 220
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 94 Games – BA .240 / OBP .315 / SLG .343 / OPS .658 – 6 HR / 35 RBI
    Report: Prospect shine is almost gone. After a decent 2014 and a very good Arizona Fall League, many thought 2015 was the year Austin gets his career on tract. Wasn’t meant to be. He regressed heavy.

    43- Isiah Gilliam – OF – 19 – Bats S / Throws R – 6’2 / 215
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 42 Games – BA .296 / OBP .359 / SLG .415 / OPS .774 – 1 HR / 23 RBI
    Report: 20th round pick who signed for overslot money. Bat first guy but the bat definitely showed up in the GCL. Ability to hit for both average and power. If he stays in the OF rather than 1B, he’s going to move up this list soon.

    44- Ty Hensley – RHP – 22 – 6’4 / 220
    2014 Stats (Rk/A-) – 11 Games – 30.1 IP – 2.97 ERA – 40 K / 11 BB
    2015 – DNP (TJS)
    Report: I don’t think I’ve seen a more unlucky guy when it comes to injuries. When right, Hensley has a devastating fastball-curve combination with his heater sitting in the mid-90s consistently. 2016 is a big year for him.

    45- Vicente Campos – RHP – 23 – 6’4 / 195
    2015 Stats (Rk/A+) – 13 Games – 54.1 IP – 6.29 ERA – 45 K / 10 BB
    Report: Campos’ return from TJS was met with pretty poor results. His fastball velo was fine, reportedly hitting 95 in some starts but his command was off and his secondary pitches got tattoo’d. 2016 is big for him also to retain whatever prospect shine he has left.

    46- Kyle Haynes – RHP – 24 – 6’2 / 190
    2015 Stats (AA/AAA) – 34 Games – 116.1 IP – 3.64 ERA – 87 K / 48 BB
    Report: Guy NYY got in Chris Stewart trade. Haynes might be the hardest thrower in the system behind Acevedo. Fastball sits 97 / slider is his out pitch. Command needs to improve plus he needs to miss more bats. Transitioned to starter mid-year after being exclusively a reliever.

    47- Jhalan Jackson – OF – 22 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’3 / 220
    2015 Stats (A-) – 49 Games – BA .266 / OBP .338 / SLG .452 / OPS .790 – 5 HR / 34 RBI
    Report: Big time right handed power. Classic RF profile. Possesses a strong throwing arm. JUCO guy and a good gamble in the 7th round.

    48- Trey Amburgey – OF – 21 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’2 / 210
    2015 Stats (Rk/A-) – 58 Games – BA .346 / OBP .399 / SLG .523 / .923 – 5 HR / 30 RBI / 21 SB
    Report: Best offensive pro debut. One shouldn’t put much stock in post-draft debuts but this was tough to ignore. Amburgey has a solid, athletic build with good bat speed and very good foot speed. He’s looking like a scouting steal so far.

    49- Gilmael Troya – RHP – 18 – 6’0 / 178
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 9 Games – 36.0 IP – 2.25 ERA – 39 K / 14 BB
    Report: Ascending prospect. Pitched really well in the GCL which is usually hitter friendly. Still learning how to pitch he has a strong fastball (91-94) – curveball combo going. Improving command and developing another pitch are on his to-do list for next season.

    50- Josh Rogers – LHP – 21 – 6’3 / 185
    2015 Stats (A-/A) – 5 Games – 13.1 IP – 4.05 ERA – 16 K / 3 BB
    Report: Draft eligible sophomore who the Yanks gave an overslot deal to. 3 pitch mix which includes a fastball (at 90 mph), slider and change. He has good control and a good idea on how to attack hitters on the mound.


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    Chaz Hebert – LHP – 23 – 6’2 / 180
    2015 Stats (A/A+/AAA) – 26 Games – 134.0 IP – 2.55 ERA – 108 K / 30 BB
    Report: Breakout year for Hebert. He’s a fastball/curveball guy. Fastball sits around 91 and his curveball has developed into a legit out pitch. His improved command allowed him to take a step forward.

    Dan Camarena – LHP – 23 – 6’0 / 200
    2014 Stats (A+/AA) – 26 Games – 143.0 IP – 3.40 ERA – 112 K / 42 BB
    2015 – DNP (TJS, I believe)
    Report: Advanced 3 pitch mix. Fastball sits 88-90 with good deception, change-up is his best pitch though the curve is also an above average offering. Injury was a bummer but he was the classic back-end profile.

    Nestor Cortes – LHP – 21 – 5’11 / 190
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 12 Games – 63.2 IP – 2.26 ERA – 66 K / 10 BB
    Report: Solid 3 pitch mix with tremendous command. Fastball is around 90 with sink, a good change and an above average CB. Cortes has performed basically everywhere he’s pitched.

    Jeff Hendrix – OF – 22 – Bats R / Throws L – 6’0 / 195
    2015 Stats (A-) – 65 Games – BA .229 / OBP .332 / SLG .254 / OPS .586 – 0 HR / 14 RBI / 17 SB
    Report: Hendrix’ best attribute is his speed and defense. He has a good eye at the plate but will need to improve his hit tool. Some think he might need to re-tool his swing a bit. Yankees feel comfortable with him, since he got straight slot money after being taken in the 4th round.

    Donny Sands – 3B – 19 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’2 / 190
    2015 Stats (Rk/A) – 55 Games – BA .309 / OBP .395 / SLG .361 / OPS .757 – 0 HR / 30 RBI
    Report: Big right handed power and a strong throwing arm are his best attributes. His BP power didn’t show up in games though he did show a better than expected hit tool and a sound plate discipline.
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    Disappointments but still talented:

    Angel Aguilar – SS – 20 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’0 / 170
    2015 Stats (A) – 87 Games – BA .229 / OBP .283 / SLG .330 / .614 – 3 HR / 26 RBI / 14 SB
    Report: Expectations were high after he dominated the GCL in 2014 but he struggled in Charleston. Average tools across the board with the exception of his arm. He has a very strong arm at SS. He’ll need to bounce back and hit in 2016.

    Alex Palma – OF – 20 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’0 / 201
    2015 Stats (A) – 81 Games – BA .202 / OBP .248 / SLG .256 / OPS .505 – 1 HR / 26 RBI
    Report: Dreadful full-season debut for Palma. He has a good athletic build, solid hitting fundamentals (that didn’t show) and good defensive skills. Needs to rebound next season.

    Drew Brides – 3B – 20 – Bats L / Throws R – 6’4 / 230
    2015 Stats (A-) – 55 Games - BA .211 / OBP .275 / SLG .319 / OPS .593 – 4 HR / 25 RBI
    Report: Big time lefty power. Started off so well in June and then just sucked. Not good when you’re a bat first prospect who didn’t produce offensively.

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    2 deep sleepers (1 pitcher / 1 hitter)

    Kolton Mahoney – RHP – 23 – 6’1 / 195
    2015 Stats (A-) – 12 Games – 55.0 IP – 2.29 ERA – 50 K / 11 BB
    Report: 173rd ranked draft eligible player be BA who the Yanks took in the 16th round. Missed time due to a Mormon mission. 4 pitch mix with improving control. Fastball sits 89-94, slider is his best 2nd pitch, and curve and change are show me pitches.

    Chris Gittens – 1B – 21 – Bats R / Throws R – 6’4 / 250
    2015 Stats (Rk/A+) – 46 Games – BA .341 / OBP .429 / SLG .594 / OPS 1.023 – 8 HR / 30 RBI
    Report: Monster right handed power. Crushed the GCL this year. Bat first guy who delivered. Good chance he starts at Charleston next season. Big, strong dude who has light tower power.

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    Interesting “on the verge of a breakout” players:

    Kendall Coleman – LF – 20 – Bats L / Throws L – 6’4 / 190
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 58 Games – BA .236 / OBP .336 / SLG .389 / OPS .725 – 5 HR / 24 RBI
    Report: Athletic OF prospect. Domonic Brown type build. Intriguing lefty power and a decent overall toolset. He played in Pulaski and struggled initially but OPS’d .896 his final 34 games of the season, showing both power and patience.

    Alexander Vargas – RHP – 18 – 6’4 / 203
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 10 Games – 41.2 IP – 4.97 ERA – 31 K / 13 BB
    Report: Struggled a bit in his stateside debut as a 17 year old in 2015. Tall, lean pitcher who will need to fill out his frame though he already throws gas. Not much is known about his secondary pitches, so I’m guessing they will need refining along with his command. Talent is there though.

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    Four other pitchers to follow who didn't make the final cut:

    Joey Maher – RHP – 22 – 6’5 / 200
    2015 Stats (A) – 27 Games – 118.2 IP – 2.20 ERA – 97 K / 29 BB
    Report: Turbo sinker in the 90-93 mph range is his best pitch. He also throws a change (2nd best pitch), curve and a 4-seam fastball. His GB rates kinda plummeted this year despite having the best year of his career. Weird.

    Luis Cedeno – RHP – 21 – 5’11 / 154
    2015 Stats (A-/A) – 22 Games – 112.0 IP – 3.05 ERA – 79 K / 43 BB
    Report: A bit lucky his ERA wasn’t higher given his sub-par K and BB rates. Fastball sits around 91 and he has a solid slider to go along with it. Needs to improve his overall command and his size will always be a hindrance.

    Paddy O’Brien – RHP – 22 – 6’5 / 230
    2015 Stats (Rk) – 10 Games – 16.0 IP – 3.38 ERA – 23 K / 9 BB
    Report: Collegiate catcher the Yanks converted to the mound. Reports were if he returned to UC Santa Barbara, he would’ve been the staff ace. O’Brien has been clocked in the high 90’s fastball so this will be an interesting follow. Dude has a fresh arm.

    Caleb Frare – LHP – 22 – 6’1 / 195
    2015 Stats (A/A+) – 37 Games – 55.2 IP – 2.91 ERA – 58 K / 22 BB
    Report: Dude missed ’13 and ’14 due to TJS. Before that he was a sleeper starting prospect. He was a full-time reliever this year. Fastball-cutter-slider is his main arsenal though he has thrown a change in the past. Fastball and cutter sit in the low 90’s. He can be more than just a situational lefty reliever due to his cutter. I hope they try him as a starter again though. He has a deep enough repertoire.
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    DSL guys to keep an eye on for next season:

    Big ticket guys who did well

    3B – Nelson Gomez – 18 – 6’1 / 220 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 58 G – 275 PA – BA .243 / OBP .350 / SLG .435 / OPS .785 – 11 HR / 55 RBI
    Report: Big, strong RH power. He’s already a big kid and defense will never be his forte. Very intelligent hitter who has power everywhere.

    SS – Diego Castillo – 18 – 6’0 / 170 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 56 G – 262 PA – BA .331 / OBP .373 / SLG .444 / OPS .817 – 0 HR / 40 RBI
    Report: A lot like his fellow countryman in Wilkerman Garcia. Advanced hitting approach and a guy that should stick at SS, defensively.

    C/1B – Miguel Flames – 18 – 6’2 / 210 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 54 G – 238 PA – BA .317 / OBP .398 / SLG .454 / OPS .852 – 3 HR / 40 RBI
    Report: Another guy who has monster pop from the right side. If he can stick at catcher, he will be a very sought after prospect.

    Big ticket guys who didn’t do well

    OF – Juan De Leon – 18 – 6’2 / 185 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 53 G – 222 PA – BA .226 / OBP .344 / SLG .366 / OPS .709 – 3 HR / 23 RBI
    Report: His overall season wasn’t that bad. Extremely athletic and well built, his physical tools are way more advanced relative to his baseball skills. He might be the best athlete outside of Molina in the system.

    OF – Jonathan Amundaray – 17 – 6’2 / 215 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 13 G – 53 PA – BA .111 / OBP .346 / SLG .167 / OPS .513 – 0 HR / 4 RBI
    Report: Strong raw talent. Athletic build with 5-tool potential. I’m pretty he got injured which kinda ruined his season. I still expect he will be stateside next season.

    OF – Bryan Emery – 18 – 6’3 / 185 – B/T L/R
    2015 Stats: 61 G – 273 PA – BA .192 / OBP .330 / SLG .308 / OPS .638 – 3 HR / 34 RBI / 9 SB
    Report: He was the best Colombian prospect last year. Put up some putrid numbers but he has insane tools. Easy power from the left side and a strong arm profile him best as a RF down the line.

    OF – Antonio Arias – 17 – 6’2 / 180 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 39 G – 153 PA – BA .235 / OBP .316 / SLG .316 / OPS .632 – 1 HR / 11 RBI / 5 SB
    Report: Quick bat speed and foot speed are his two best attributes. Plate discipline and pitch recognition are his weaknesses. Another athletic guy.

    Under the radar guys that jumped out

    OF – Leobaldo Cabrera – 18 – 6’1 / 170 – B/T R/R
    2015 Stats: 59 G – 259 PA – BA .298 / OBP .367 / SLG .382 / OPS .748 – 1 HR / 36 RBI

    OF – Frederick Cuevas – 18 – 5’11 / 185 – B/T L/L
    2015 Stats: 57 G – 252 PA – BA .256 / OBP .376 / SLG .365 / OPS .740 – 3 HR / 36 RBI / 15 SB

    OF – Esteval Florial – 18 – 6’1 / 185 – B/T L/R
    2015 Stats: 57 G – 266 PA – BA .313 / OBP .394 / SLG .527 / OPS .921 – 7 HR / 53 RBI / 15 SB

    LHP – Alexander Figueredo – 19 – 6’1 / 175
    2015 Stats: 12 G – 57.0 IP – 1.89 ERA – 52 K / 22 BB

    RHP – Carlos Espinal – 19 – 5’11 / 175
    2015 Stats: 15 G – 69.0 IP – 2.22 ERA – 59 K / 10 BB

    RHP – Arcadio Campusano – 18 – 6’6 / 206
    2015 Stats: 11 G – 34.1 IP – 4.19 ERA – 30 K / 19 BB

    RHP – Miguel Yajure – 17 – 6’1 / 175
    2015 Stats: 14 G – 57.0 IP – 1.42 ERA – 36 K / 20 BB


    Report: Cuevas is the best known guy. He got a 300K bonus last signing period. Average tools across the board which play up because of his internal clock and baseball IQ. Arcadio Campusano has a 80 grade name tool and is an intriguing guy given his size. Hopefully he could develop into the next Domingo Acevedo type prospect. What Florial did number's wise is tough to ignore. Kid dominated as a 17 year old last year.


    Overall, despite some lackluster performances in the DSL, I expect most of the higher priced guys to come stateside next season along with some of the others.
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    Reserved for - if I need to add something..
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    Thanks for doing this. Some of the rankings are surprising, because many of the names we have heard are lower on the listing than others we haven't heard too much about. However, that's what makes the write-up so valuable to the rest of us. :0

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    LHP Ian Clarkin, who did not pitch in official games at all this season due to ongoing elbow trouble, will make his first Arizona Fall League start on Monday, reports Josh Norris. Clarkin did pitch in Instructional League the last few weeks.
    Baseball America posted a Scout’s Take piece on C Gary Sanchez. (It’s free. You don’t need a subscription.) The scout likes Sanchez as a potential middle of the order bat and also sees him as an average defender, which is nice improvement from where he was earlier in his career.

    Based on the Twitter feeds of various players, the Yankees had Alfonso Soriano and Scott Rolen working with their minor leaguers during Instructional League. Rolen and farm system head Gary Denbo know each other from their days with the Blue Jays.

    Know that giant Ferris wheel they’re building in Staten Island? It’s creating headaches for Short Season Staten Island, writes Everett Merrill. Construction has limited parking and led to traffic delays, and even knocked the team’s phone lines out for a few days. Attendance took a hit this year and the team is trying to come up with aggressive marketing strategies for next season.

    And finally, with 1B Greg Bird and RHP Luis Severino graduating to MLB, OF Ben Gamel and SS Thairo Estrada jumped on MLB.com’s top 30 Yankees prospects list, according to High-A Tampa. RAB
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi View Post
    Thanks for doing this. Some of the rankings are surprising, because many of the names we have heard are lower on the listing than others we haven't heard too much about. However, that's what makes the write-up so valuable to the rest of us. :0
    Lol, I did mention that these rankings were subjective lol.
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    Amazing breakdowns! Thank you for taking the time to do this nyfan4life.

    The thing about our system that makes me a sad clown, is the age of our prospects at the higher levels. I just feel like a guy in his mid 20s (aside from pitchers), is already a diminishing return. Heathcott, Williams, Austin... They are completely blocked from any chance to play for us. So was their slow development the reason for acquiring Els and Beltran? Or is the Yankee way of finding vets, the thing that is keeping these guys on the shelf and starting to rot.
    I hope we trade a couple of them so they at least get a chance to play.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    Amazing breakdowns! Thank you for taking the time to do this nyfan4life.

    The thing about our system that makes me a sad clown, is the age of our prospects at the higher levels. I just feel like a guy in his mid 20s (aside from pitchers), is already a diminishing return. Heathcott, Williams, Austin... They are completely blocked from any chance to play for us. So was their slow development the reason for acquiring Els and Beltran? Or is the Yankee way of finding vets, the thing that is keeping these guys on the shelf and starting to rot.
    I hope we trade a couple of them so they at least get a chance to play.
    I think quite a few of the outfield guys in the upper minors are or will be trade bait once the off-season is officially underway.

    Their development and performance were directly related to the Yankees going after free agents. Austin has had an assortment of injuries and has yet to show the ability to hit AAA pitching. M. Williams finally had a good season (before injury) after two putrid seasons. We all know Heathcott's injury history. All of these guys were top 100 prospects in baseball at one point but either got injured or regressed.
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    The Official NY Yankees 15/16 Prospect Thread

    Nice thread. I like this Jhalen Jackson guy he seems to just mash the ball.
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    Latest scouting report on Sanchez from AFL.
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minor...-gary-sanchez/
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    2015 Draft Report Card: Yankees
    October 19, 2015 by John Manuel

    BEST PURE HITTER: The Yankees had strong belief in the hands and contact ability of 3B Donny Sands (8), and he rewarded them with a .309/.405/.364 debut in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

    » BEST POWER HITTER: OF Jhalan Jackson (7) set a Florida Southern record with 20 homers in the spring and hit five more in his debut, as did OF Trey Amburgey (13). Both have big power that is not limited to pull side. OF Isaiah Gilliam (20) is the increasingly-rare switch-hitter with power from both sides.

    » FASTEST RUNNER: OF Jeff Hendrix (4) consistently turns in 4.0-4.1 second times to first base from the left side, and his speed plays defensively in center field as well.

    » BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER: SS Kyle Holder (1) was the best defensive player in the draft class. He has body control, short-area quickness, a plus arm and easy actions, making him a potentially 70 defender.
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft...-card-yankees/

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