The New York Yankees have one of the best farm systems in all of baseball, if not the best. With that comes a lot of top-level talent that becomes household names in the fan base. But aside from the big names the fans already know there are several players throughout the system that they should also keep an eye on in 2017.
Jose Mesa Jr.
Mesa was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2012 draft but did not make his professional debut until 2014 due to Tommy John surgery. After a solid 2015 season, he was held back in Extended to start 2016 but we would go on to play for the Charleston RiverDogs and Tampa Yankees before an arm injury cost him the rest of the season. Read the full profile here.
Right-handed pitcher Adonis Rosa was signed by the New York Yankees in December 2013 as an international free agent. After strong performances in the Dominican Summer League in 2014 and the Appalachian League in 2015 he found himself in Class-A for the first time in 2016. Rosa impressed with the Staten Island Yankees, earning a promotion to the Charleston RiverDogs during the season. Read the full profile here.
Signed as a minor league free agent in May of 2012 Luis Cedeno recently completed his fifth season in the organization. He has proven to be a strike thrower, showcasing strong command of his fastball and improving his curveball and changeup. On the mound, he has an aggressive approach, going after hitters to get the out. Read the full profile here.
The Yankees acquired Erik Swanson on August 1, 2016 in the trade for Carlos Beltran. Originally the eighth round draft of the Texas Rangers in 2014 he spent this season in the South Atlantic League. Read the full profile here.
Tarpley, 23, was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 2013 First-Year-Player Draft out of Scottsdale Community College. In 2015 he was traded to the Pirates for Travis Snider. The Yankees acquired him on August 30 as a player to be named later in the Ivan Nova deal. Read the full profile here.