Yankees Fans Should Pay Attention to Mason Williams

Baseball America published their list of the Top 20 Prospects in the New York-Penn League this season and the Yankees are featured prominently on the list.

Center fielder Mason Williams is on the top of the list that features a total of five Yankee farmhands.

Williams is no. 1, Cito Culver, SS, is no. 6, Tyler Austin, 3B, is no. 8, Angelo Gumbs, 2B, is no. 14, and Branden Pinder, RHP, is no. 19.

Williams and Culver would probably be the only two on that list that rank in the Yankees top 10 prospects, and maybe even top 20, which shows the depth in their system right now.

It’s easy to see why too. Williams seems like a true star in the making. He hit .349 with a .863 OPS in Staten Island this year. He was touted as a 4-tool prospect coming into this season, but his .468 slugging certainly suggests that he could be a true 5-tool player.

Culver doesn’t stand out as star caliber just yet, but he has the makings of a very solid major leaguer. He hit just .250 with a .660 OPS, but he showed promise that he could improve and shows a real knack defensively. Imagine if Ramiro Pena could actually hit.

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