River Ave Blues’ Top 30 Prospects

manny or manuel banuelos of the new york yankeesIt’s that time of the year again, Mike Axisa of River Ave Blues released his annual Top 30 Prospects list. Obviously River Ave Blues one of the best, if not the very best, Yankees blog and Axisa knows his minor leaguers. Here is his top 30 list:

  1. Jesus Montero, C, 21
  2. Manuel Banuelos, LHSP, 20
  3. Gary Sanchez, C, 18
  4. Andrew Brackman, RHSP, 25
  5. Dellin Betances, RHSP, 23
  6. Austin Romine, C, 22
  7. Slade Heathcott, CF, 20
  8. Ivan Nova, RHSP, 24
  9. Hector Noesi, RHSP, 24
  10. Adam Warren, RHSP, 23
  11. Brett Marshall, RHSP, 21
  12. David Phelps, RHSP, 24
  13. Graham Stoneburner, RHSP, 23
  14. Brandon Laird, IF/OF, 23
  15. David Adams, 2B, 23
  16. Bryan Mitchell, RHSP, 19
  17. Corban Joseph, 2B/3B, 22
  18. J.R. Murphy, C, 19
  19. Jose Ramirez, RHSP, 21
  20. Mason Williams, OF, 19
  21. Cito Culver, SS, 18
  22. Rob Segedin, 3B, 22
  23. Melky Mesa, OF, 24
  24. Ramon Flores, OF, 19
  25. Ryan Pope, RHRP, 24
  26. Thomas Kahnle, RHRP, 21
  27. Eduardo Nunez, SS, 23
  28. Daniel Brewer, OF, 23
  29. D.J. Mitchell, RHSP, 23
  30. Craig Heyer, RHRP, 25

I have some issues with the list, but it’s really just nitpicking. Overall it’s an extremely good one. BBD has covered almost all of these players in the Prospect Profiles so be sure to check them out. Also, Axisa has a brief description of each player included on his list so be sure to check that out for further information on these players. They are, after all, part of the fourth best farm system in baseball, according to Frankie Piliere of AOL FanHouse.

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4 Responses to River Ave Blues’ Top 30 Prospects

  1. Mike B. says:

    Just imagine when we dafted Gerrit Cole if he would have signed where he would have fit in on this list.

  2. Mike B. says:

    typo…drafted Gerrit Cole

    his 2010 UCLA stats:

    Made 19 starts, going 11-4 with a 3.37 ERA, recording 153 strikeouts and 52 walks in 123.0 innings…earned second-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball and third-team accolades from Baseball America and the NCBWA…served as UCLA’s No. 1 starting pitcher in the weekend rotation…ranked third in the nation in strikeouts (153), 13th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.2) and 15th in hits allowed per nine innings (6.73)

  3. Roy says:

    A lot of interesting things going on here. Gone from last year are Jonathan Albaladejo, Mark Melancon, Zack Mcallister, Wilkin Delarosa and Jamie Hoffman. They join Al Aceves, Phil Coke, Juan Miranda, Aroydys Vizcaino, George Kontos, Christian Garcia, Mike Dunn and Humberto Sanchez, who were all ranked in 2009.

    Eduardo Nunez, who some spoke about pushing Derek Jeter off of shortstop, makes the top 30 list for the first time, barely breaking the top 30 in Axisa’s rankings.

    Axisa begrudgingly lists Brandon Laird as #15 prospect. For the 2010 prospects, Laird did not even make the list. Reegie Corona is not on the list either.

    Moving up like a bullet are Gary Sanchez at catcher, and Dellin Betances, after successful rehab.

    Consistent names are Montero, Brackman, betances, Romine, Brett marshall, David Adams, Manny Banuelos, Slade Heathcott, Adam Warren and Ivan Nova, Corban Joseph and Graham Stoneburner.

    The consistent ones all three years are Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, Manuel Banuelos, David Adams, Brett Marshall,

    Falling off the list but still in the Yankee system are Jeremy Bleich, Jairo Heredia, Bradley Suttle,

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