Fangraphs releases list of top 47 New York Yankees’ prospects

Andres Chavez
New York Yankees, Jasson Dominguez
TAMPA, FL - MARCH 11: Jasson Dominguez (33) of the Yankees runs the bases during the New York Yankees spring training work out on March 11, 2020, at the New York Yankees Minor League Complex in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Spring training is around the corner. Baseball season is getting closer! And this time, as of now, there will be a minor league season. That, for the New York Yankees in particular, is extremely important and encouraging given that most of their top-end talent is in the lower minors. These players need games and reps badly to develop.

Several outlets and publications have published their list of top prospects, and the usual names on the Yankees’ organization are Jasson Dominguez, Deivi Garcia, and Clarke Schmidt.

However, Fangraphs’ took it up a notch. Expert Eric Longenhagen published his list of the 47 best prospects in the New York Yankees’ system.

Yankees’ Dominguez is the “highest variance prospect in baseball”

Unsurprisingly, he ranks Dominguez as the best of the bunch, with a 50 “Future Value” evaluation. Longenhagen wrote that “we still only truly know about Dominguez’s showcase tools (what it’s like to watch him take BP and run, both of which are scintillating) and very little about how he’ll perform against pro pitching.”

“It’s hard to find switch-hitters with power like this, let alone ones who already have usable swings from both sides of the plate at this age. Dominguez got very jacked in 2020 and looked more like a Mr. Universe competitor than a baseball prospect,” he said about the Yankees’ teenage phenom, closing with the argument that “he’s the highest-variance prospect in baseball, and maybe the highest-variance athlete in sports.”

Garcia was ranked second by Longenhagen when it comes to Yankees’ prospects. He wrote about him that “the entire repertoire is either average or a shade above it, and I think Garcia will end up working around 140 innings and generating 2-ish WAR annually.”

Here is the complete ranking:

1 Jasson Dominguez CF

2 Deivi Garcia SP

3 Oswald Peraza SS

4 Clarke Schmidt SP

5 Alexander Vargas SS

6 Luis Medina MIRP

7 Kevin Alcantara CF

8 Ezequiel Duran 2B

9 Yoendrys Gomez SP

10 Antonio Gomez C

11 Alexander Vizcaino SIRP

12 Austin Wells RF

13 Luis Gil SIRP

14 Anthony Volpe SS

15 T.J. Sikkema SP

16 Oswaldo Cabrera 2B

17 Everson Pereira CF

18 Josh Smith 2B

19 Ryder Green RF

20 Anthony Seigler C

21 Beck Way RHP

22 Antonio Cabello CF

23 Matt Sauer SP

24 Josh Breaux C

25 Nicio Rodriguez SIRP

26 Anthony Garcia RF

27 Denny Larrondo SP

28 Trevor Hauver 2B

29 Marcos Cabrera 3B

30 Estevan Florial CF

31 Dayro Perez SS

32 Albert Abreu SIRP

33 Brooks Kriske SIRP

34 Alfredo Garcia SIRP

35 Brandon Lockridge CF

36 Glenn Otto SIRP

37 Raimfer Salinas CF

38 Osiel Rodriguez SP

39 Alan Mejia CF

40 Randy Vasquez MIRP

41 Yoljeldriz Diaz SP

42 Roberto Chirinos SS

43 Jake Agnos MIRP

44 Ken Waldichuk MIRP

45 Chris Gittens 1B

46 Nelson L Alvarez SIRP

47 Madison Santos CF