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2017 New York Yankees Mid-Season Top 50 MiLB Prospects

Gleyber Torres (Cheryl Pursell)

Gleyber Torres is the crown jewel of the Yankees farm system. He came over to the Yankees last season in the Aroldis Chapman trade and had done nothing but impress. This past offseason, he became the youngest player to ever win the Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player Award at the age of 19.

Gleyber is a humble prospect that has the personality and tool set to thrive in the Bronx as early as next season. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Torres underwent “Tommy John” surgery on a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow. While playing for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) prior to his injury, Gleyber slashed .309/.406/.457 in 96 plate appearances after earning a promotion from Trenton (Double-A) in late May.

Estevan Florial has emerged as one of the Yankees elite prospects (Martin Griff)

Estevan Florial entered 2017 as one of the most underrated prospects in all of Major League Baseball (MLB). He does not garner as much attention as Torres or his fellow organizational mates but make no mistake about it; he will be a household name in the future. To learn more about Florial and his impressive background click here to read his Pinstriped Profile from last season, or here for a scouting report from earlier this season.

Clint Frazier, like Torres, came over to the Yankees at the 2016 trading deadline with fellow prospects Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from the Cleveland Indians for All-Star reliever Andrew Miller. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was quoted in saying “Frazier has an electric bat…His bat speed is already legendary. He’s got all the tools –he can run, he can hit, he can hit with power, he can play all three outfield positions. A very exciting, high-energy guy that shows up for the National Anthem in a dirty uniform.” He has made his debut in the Bronx and has thoroughly impressed. “Red Thunder” should be in the majors to stay.

Domingo Acevedo is a very interesting prospect to watch. He has the tools to become a big leaguer but will he make it as a starter or a reliever? Acevedo has thrived since his mid-season promotion from Tampa (Single-A Advanced) to Trenton. He earned a nod in the 2017 SiriusXM Futures Game in Miami, FL during the MLB All-Star Week. To learn more about Domingo, please click here for a full scouting report on the hard-throwing right-hander.

Chance Adams is a future rotation candidate for the Yankees (Cheryl Pursell)

Chance Adams might be one of the best draft picks New York Yankees Vice President, Domestic Amateur Scouting Damon Oppenheimer has ever had. After being selected in the fifth round out of Dallas Baptist University as a reliever, the Yankees decided to convert him to a starter. Since the conversion, Adams has responded by becoming one of the most successful players in the entire Yankees system.

Now that you have been given a background on the Yankees top five prospects, please see below for the full list of our updated Pinstriped Prospects Top 50 Prospect list.

 

AOFP means the average overall future potential we think the prospect has. Please use the chart below as a reference to what each grade means.

ETA stands for estimated time of arrival. The year posted in this column equals the year we think the prospect will be ready for major league competition.

RISK is the overall variables attached to each prospect. It is categorized under low, medium, high or extreme. Low risk means the player is very close and likely to reach his ceiling. Medium risk can be defined as a polished player that still has some development left to do. High risk means the player has an injury history, significant flaw or is a younger player. Real young players, prospects with a significant injury history or players that struggle with a key tool fall under the category of extreme risk.

RANKPREVIOUS RANKPLAYERAOFPETARISK
11Gleyber Torres752018MEDIUM
28Estevan Florial702020HIGH
33Clint Frazier702017LOW
49Domingo Acevedo702018MEDIUM
54Chance Adams652017LOW
67Tyler Wade652017LOW
76Justus Sheffield652018MEDIUM
810Wilkerman Garcia 602022EXTREME
913Albert Abreu602020EXTREME
1031Thairo Estrada602018MEDIUM
1128Jorge Guzman602021MEDIUM
12Not RankedClarke Schmidt602020EXTREME
1330Freicer Perez602021HIGH
14Not RankedMatt Sauer602022EXTREME
1521Nick Solak552019HIGH
1618Miguel Andujar552017LOW
1717Kyle Higashioka552017LOW
1820Dermis Garcia552022EXTREME
1925Mark Payton552017LOW
2024Kyle Holder552020HIGH
2143Donny Sands552021EXTREME
2219Nolan Martinez552022EXTREME
23Not RankedEverson Pereira552023EXTREME
24Not RankedZack Zehner552019MEDIUM
25Not RankedTrevor Stephan 552020HIGH
2626Ben Heller552017LOW
27Not RankedRyan McBroom552019MEDIUM
2827Billy McKinney552018MEDIUM
29Not RankedSaul Torres 552022EXTREME
3029Dillon Tate552020HIGH
31Not RankedLuis Medina552023EXTREME
3236Taylor Weidener552020HIGH
3322Nick Rumbelow552017MEDIUM
34Not RankedEric Wagaman 552021EXTREME
35Not RankedPablo Olivares552022EXTREME
36Not RankedMike Ford 502018LOW
3735Jake Cave502017LOW
3839Ronald Herrera502017LOW
39Not RankedIsaih Gilliam502021HIGH
40Not RankedNelson Gomez502021EXTREME
41Not RankedJosh Rogers 502019HIGH
42Not RankedRashad Crawford 502019MEDIUM
4345Chris Gittens502020HIGH
4442Colten Brewer502019MEDIUM
45Not RankedDomingo German502017LOW
46Not RankedAlexander Vargas502020HIGH
47Not RankedCody Carroll502018MEDIUM
4841J.P Feyerisen502018MEDIUM
4950James Reeves502020HIGH
5049Brody Koerner502020HIGH

Please reach out to paul@pinstripedprospects.com with any questions. The entire list will be broken down in the next episode of the Pinstriped Prospects Podcast presented by Velocity Five, so be sure to tune in! Also, be sure to check back with Pinstriped Prospects in the near future for in-depth scouting reports on the Yankees top 50 prospects.

 

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