Jim Callis from MLB.com released his farm system rankings this afternoon. The New York Yankees claimed the number two spot, only trailing the Atlanta Braves.
As noted by Callis, the Yankees organization bolstered their system at the trading deadline last July. In three trades, the Yankees netted their number one, two, and seven prospects.
The Yankees traded Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians for Justus Sheffield (7), Clint Frazier (2), Ben Heller, and J.P. Feyereisen. The Cubs sent Gleyber Torres (1), Billy McKinney, Rashad Crawford, and Adam Warren to the Bronx in exchange for Aroldis Chapman. Also, the Rangers sent Dillon Tate to New York for Carlos Beltran.
Vice President, Domestic Amateur Scouting Damon Oppenheimer and his staff also deserve credit for their active efforts to successfully build up the Yankees farm system over the past couple seasons.
In the first round over the last few years, the Yankees drafted players such as Blake Rutherford (3), Aaron Judge (4), and James Kaprielian (6). In the later rounds, Damon was able to snag Chance Adams (8) and Dustin Fowler (9), two of the most underrated players throughout the baseball industry.
Below please find the additional information provided by MLB.com:
Hit: Gleyber Torres (65)
Power: Aaron Judge (60)
Run: Jorge Mateo (80)
Arm: Miguel Andujar (70)
Defense: Kyle Holder (70)
Fastball: Jorge Guzman (80)
Curveball: Drew Finley (60)
Slider: Chase Adams (60)
Changeup: James Kaprielian (55)
Control: Jonathan Holder (60)
How they were built
Breakdown by ETA (to MLB)
Breakdown by position