Today MLB Pipeline released their list of the top 10 third base prospects in Minor League Baseball and New York Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar came in at number seven on the list.
Andujar, 21, split the 2016 season between the High-A Tampa Yankees and the Double-A Trenton Thunder, hitting .273/.332/.410 between the two.
In his write up, MLB.com’s Jim Callis wrote: “He has raw power and arm strength similar to if not quite the equal of Chapman’s. Andujar reached Double-A and played in the Arizona Fall League at age 21, so he’s not too far away from Yankee Stadium.”
The Dominican Republic native originally signed with the Yankees on July 20, 2011, for $750,00 and was recently added to the 40-man roster after a stint in the Arizona Fall League where he hit .284/.364/.373 in 19 games. Overall he owns a career .263 average in 471 minor league games after making his professional debut in 2012 with the Gulf Coast League Yankees.
Defensively he is still looking to find consistency at the plate but as MLB Pipeline writes: “Despite his offensive potential, there’s no question that Andujar’s most impressive tool is his cannon of an arm. His hands and range are suited for third base, though he still lacks consistency there. While he still has some rough edges to smooth out offensively and defensively, he’s easily the best and most advanced hot-corner prospect in New York’s deep system.”