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.