Another Yankees Prospect List, This Time There Are 50

James Esatto of Fonzie Forever put together a long ass list of the Top 50 Yankees Prospects. It seems even longer when you consider how long it would take to go through each player on the list and describe them, which he did. I’m going to post the list, but this is certainly something you’re going to want to check out for yourself at their site.

There are some hits and misses involved, can’t fault him for writing a few questionable comments out of 50. Two of the worst offenders are Austin Romine and Jeremy Bleich. He said Romine hasn’t lived up to expectations, but he’s good enough to win the Florida State League Player of the Year award. He also called Bleich’s fast ball “fringe-average,” his curve “below average,” and his changeup “average.” This is by far the harshest scouting report I’ve ever read and as far as I know Esatto is not a beat writer for any of the teams Bleich has pitched for (although maybe I’m wrong).

Here is the list (without commentary Esatto provided):

1. Jesus Montero – C
2. Manny Banuelos – LHP
3. Zach McAllister – RHP
4. Slade Heathcott – OF
5. Austin Romine – C
6. Gary Sanchez – C
7. Andrew Brackman – RHP
8. Mark Melancon – RHP
9. David Adams – 2B
10. John Murphy – C
11. Jose Ramirez – RHP
12. Adam Warren – RHP
13. Graham Stoneburner – RHP
14. DJ Mitchell – RHP
15. Corban Joseph – IF
16. Caleb Cotham – RHP
17. Kelvin De Leon – OF
18. David Phelps – RHP
19. Sean Black – RHP
20. Melky Mesa – OF
21. Neil Medchill – OF
22. Jamie Hoffmann – OF
23. Juan Miranda – 1B
24. Bryan Mitchell – RHP
25. Dellin Betances – RHP
26. Wilkin De La Rossa – LHP
27. Jeremy Bleich – LHP
28. Hector Noesi – RHP
29. Jairo Heredia – RHP
30. Francisco Cervelli – C
31. Eduardo Nunez – SS
32. Braley Suttle – 3B
33. Kevin Russo – 2B
34. Brett Marshall – RHP
35. Gavin Brooks – RHP
36. Brandon Laird – 3B
37. Rob Lyerly – 3B
38. DeAngelo Mack – OF
39. Ivan Nova – RHP
40. Kevin Whelan – RHP
41. Romulo Sanchez – RHP
42. Reegi Corona – IF
43. George Kontos – RHP
44. Christian Garcia – RHP
45. Damon Sublett – 2B
46. Grant Duff – RHP
47. Ramiro Pena – SS
48. Kyle Higashioka – C
49. Ryan Pope – RHP
50. Pat Venditte – SHP

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5 Responses to Another Yankees Prospect List, This Time There Are 50

  1. Brandon says:

    I'm not questioning the posting of the article on this site, as it is news, but what inside knowledge does the author have? Personal opinions mean nothing really, unless they are professional. I really just don't get Hoffmann at 22 overall….once again not complaining that you guys linked to it, but more about why anyone actually reads this guys opinion

  2. RPimpsner says:

    I agree, BTW I just posted the Baseball Digest Top 20 Yankees Prospects in the Baseball Digest Bleacher Forum. I will be doing #21-30 next week, and so on until I finish up the top 50.

    Here is the link. http://www.baseballdigest.com/forum/viewtopic.php

    BTW Rob, get rid of that goatee you are starting to look like Al Borlan

  3. RPimpsner says:

    Not exactly a credible list in my professional opinion.

  4. The entire thing seems absolutely random. Out of 50 guys though he does a decent job giving background on most of them. This list is far from one of the more insightful ones available though.

  5. Brandon says:

    Yeah, I guess everyones entitled to their opinion and some people read it and some don’t