Pending Pinstripes Releases Their Prospect List

Sean P from Pending Pinstripes released his Top 30 list of Yankees prospects. It seems like he’s got a pretty firm grasp of the Yankees farm system so if you’re looking for an education head over there to see what he has to say.

If you’re just looking for the list here it is:

1.  Jesus Montero C
2.  Austin Jackson OF
3.  Slade Heathcott OF
4.  Austin Romine C
5.  Zach McAllister SP
6.  Manny Banuelos SP
7.  Arodys Vizcaino SP
8.  JR Murphy C
9.  Ivan Nova SP
10. Mark Melancon RP
11. Jairo Heredia SP
12. Jeremy Bleich SP
13. DJ Mitchell SP
14. Adam Warren SP
15.Wilkens De La Rosa SP
16. Kevin Russo IF
17. Andrew Brackman SP
18. Dellin Betances SP
19. George Kontos SP
20. David Adams 2B
21. Michael Dunn RP
22. Dan Brewer OF
23. Damon Sublett 2B/OF
24. Kyle Higashioka C
25. Corban Joseph 2B/3B
26. Kelvin DeLeon OF
27. Deangelo Mack OF
28. Neil Medchill OF
29. Bradley Suttle 3B
30. Christian Garcia SP

It should be pointed out that Sean wrote that he put together the list by trying to list roughly the 10 highest ceiling talents before running down another 20 of guys who either good scouting reports or just put up good numbers for their level.

I am a fan of the list for the most part. Fans of Andrew Brackman might not be, but personally I never put that as much faith in the guy as some people have. I wanted to wait until I could see him actually pitch and having not yet seen him in person, his numbers aren’t to appealing.

The one thing that looking at this list makes me realize, the Yankees are finally starting to get some hitting prospects in the upper levels of their system. They will have at least two, and perhaps three or four, decent bats in triple-A. No, they won’t be expected to contribute in the Bronx in 2010, but it’s nice to know that they aren’t so far away either.

RHP Zach McAllister and LHP Manny Banuelos had two of the more impressive seasons in the farm system this season and were both rewarded on this list as the top two pitchers respectively.

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