Yankees Farm System Ranked 4th in Baseball by AOL

gary sanchez-cito culver-kelvin deleonVia Frankie Piliere of AOL FanHouse:

4. New York Yankees | 2010 Rank: 15 | Players in Top 100: 5
It’s been awhile since the Yankees could legitimately claim to have one of baseball’s best farm systems. This year they are undoubtedly part of that group. Jesus Montero is the best catching prospect in the game, and their collection of young arms — headlined by Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman — stacks up with any in baseball. There is more coming from the lower levels.

For those who don’t know, Piliere is a former major league scout turned writer. We link to him here multiple times a year because he does such an amazing job covering the minor leagues. These rankings aren’t gospel, but this is coming from a guy who knows what he’s talking about.

On top of his praise of the entire system as a whole, the other day he listed his Top 100 Prospects and the Yankees were well represented there too:

4. Jesus Montero, C

13. Manuel Banuelos, LHP

34. Gary Sanchez, C

44. Dellin Betances, RHP

60. Andrew Brackman, RHP

We’ve actually discussed all of these players here recently and there is a good reason why. The Yankees farm system is bright and these are the brightest stars. Hopefully they get a chance to play in the Bronx some day.

*In photo above is Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver, and Kelvin Deleon. Photo by Robert Pimpsner.

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3 Responses to Yankees Farm System Ranked 4th in Baseball by AOL

  1. Joe says:

    We can only hope the Yankees management will trust these young players and not trade them for players past their prime.

  2. splimit says:

    i hope Austin Romine can breakout next year

  3. kevin says:

    Montero is said to be the “best catching prospect in the game”, so why do they think he may not be ready to catch? Sanchez, who’s rated pretty high, has had only one year in rookie ball but put up some pretty good #s. Let’s see what he can do in Trenton and SWB. Between Sanchez, Romaine and Montero, all have pretty similar defensive #s but offensively Montero is superior. It’s time for Montero to take his place in Yankee pinstripes.