Now that we are a few weeks past the end of the minor league season it is time for us to take a look at who were the top players at each level of the farm system. Starting first with the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Yankees.
The Dominican Summer League Yankees starts play at the end of May and end in the end of August. The Yankees field two teams in the 72-game league that features some of the top international talent. Players like Danienger Perez, Griffin Garabito, Jonathan Amundaray, Wilkerman Garcia and Brayan Emery each player in the league this season.
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INF – Ricardo Ferreira – DSL Yankees 1
The 2015 season was Ricardo Ferreira’s second season in the DSL and he impressed. Listed as a shortstop but spent most of the 2015 season over at second base he hit .382 over 62 games for the DSL Yankees 1 team complete with 9 doubles, 7 triples and 1 homerun. He drove home 37 runs throughout the season and capped it off with earning the distinction of being a Dominican Summer League All-Star.
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Catcher/First baseman Miguel Flames –DSL Yankees 2
Miguel Flames had solid first professional season. The 18-year old spent most of his time as a first baseman for the DSL Yankees 2 but did play 9 games behind the plate. Overall he hit .317 in his debut season with 65 hits over 54 games. This past season he hit 9 doubles, 5 triples and 3 homeruns. He is definitely a candidate to come stateside in 2016 and has the potential to develop some more power as he matures.
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RHP – Carlos Espinal – DSL Yankees 2
The 2015 season was Carlos Espinal’s debut season. The young right-handed was solid in 69 innings for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 2. In 15 starts he owned a 2-2 record with a low 2.22 ERA striking out 59 batters and walking just 10. His solid performance earned him a spot on the DSL All-Star Team this year as well.
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LHP – Carlos Diaz – DSL Yankees 1 / 2
Carlos Diaz split the 2015 season between the DSL Yankees 1 and 2 teams. This past season was his fourth as a professional and was a return to the island after playing last season with the GCL Yankees. At 20-years old he was on the older side as far as league players go but was solid none-the-less. Over 14 starts and 67 2/3 innings he owned a 5-2 record with a combined 2.79 ERA between both teams. Over all he struck out 69 batters and walked 19 over the course of the season.
Next up is the Gulf Coast League Yankees Players of the Year.