Another Top 10 Yankees Prospects List

This time it comes from Robert Pimpsner of Baseball Digest who covered the Staten Island Yankees for years at his site

Here is his list:

1. Jesus Montero C
2. Austin Romine C
3. Manny Banuelos LHP
4. Slade Heathcott OF
5. Zach McAllister RHP
6. JR Murphy C
7. Andrew Brackman RHP
8. Wilkins De La Rosa LHP
9. Jeremy Bleich LHP
10. Ivan Nova RHP

Catchers, pitchers, and one outfielder make up this entire list. He also lists right handed pitchers Jose A. Ramirez, DJ Mitchell, Christian Garcia, Hector Noesi, and infielders Bradley Suttle, Corban Joseph, and catchers Gary Sanchez and Kyle Higashioka as other names to know.

The only can’t miss prospect on this list is probably Montero. Romine and Banuelos look pretty promising as well. The good thing about this list is that about seven of these players (Banuelos, Heathcott, and Murphy being the exceptions) should contribute in the Bronx, at least slightly, by the end of the 2011 season. While they may not all be huge impact players there could be a few hidden gems in this list.

About Rob Abruzzese

Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.