BA Releases Top 10 Yankee Prospect List

Baseball America released its list of the Top Ten Yankees prospect list today and it is as follows:

1. Jesus Montero, C
2. Austin Romine, C
3. Arodys Vizcaino, RHSP
4. Slade Heathcott, OF
5. Zach McAllister, RHSP
6. Manny Banuelos, LHSP
7. Gary Sanchez, C
8. J.R. Murphy, C
9. Jeremy Bleich, LHSP
10. Andrew Brackman, RHSP

The list is obviously catcher and starter heavy, and with the loss of Austin Jackson to a trade, Austin Romine gets bumped up to the number two spot on the prospect list. Generally, I agree with this list. It’s surprising to see Gary Sanchez so high, considering he hasn’t come to the States yet. Regardless, the Yankees’ depth at catcher is very impressive.

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2 Responses to BA Releases Top 10 Yankee Prospect List

  1. I'm not surprised to see Sanchez so high. Pinstripes Plus rated him pretty high as well and I know that Patrick has probably seen him play a couple of times. That doesn't mean I like it. The same with Heathcott. I'm not a big fan seeing these guys in the top 10 before they get a full season in. I was never a fan of Brackman being rated so high either. It's stupid, you really don't know how well a guy is going to perform regardless of his ceiling.

  2. Matt Imbrogno says:

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    Rob Abruzzese: I’m not surprised to see Sanchez so high. Pinstripes Plus rated him pretty high as well and I know that Patrick has probably seen him play a couple of times. That doesn’t mean I like it. The same with Heathcott. I’m not a big fan seeing these guys in the top 10 before they get a full season in. I was never a fan of Brackman being rated so high either. It’s stupid, you really don’t know how well a guy is going to perform regardless of his ceiling.

    The Heathcott thing doesn't surprise me too much. I talked to Mike over at RAB right after the draft and asked if it reflects on the system or the player that he's in the top ten right after being drafted. He said that if a team's first round pick doesn't get into the top-10, it means one of two things: an incredibly deep system, or a bad pick.