The New York Yankees have a really interesting pool of prospects: they have lots of middle infielders and pitchers, with some good catchers sprinkled in. However, there are three names that stand above the rest.
Specialized site Baseball America, renowned around the industry for their flawless work with prospects, published their long-awaited top 100 list. Three Yankees appear on the group: shortstops Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza, and outfielder Jasson Dominguez.
Volpe ranked 10th, while Peraza (55th) and Dominguez (87th) were a little further down the list. Here is what Baseball America had to say about each one (the article requires a subscription):
The three Yankees in the top 100 list
Anthony Volpe: “After delivering the biggest breakout season of any prospect last year, Volpe is primed to show it wasn’t a fluke with his growing power, elite at-bat quality, underrated athleticism and exceptional work ethic.”
Oswald Peraza: “Peraza successfully handled three levels of the minors and made his Triple-A debut in a breakout 2021 season. He’s the best defensive shortstop in the Yankees system and boasts a well-rounded offensive skill set headlined by growing power.”
Jasson Dominguez: “A heralded international signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2019, Dominguez has an exciting mix of tools and athleticism. Few hitters his age can drive the ball with the type of impact that Dominguez can when he makes contact.”
The Yankees hope Peraza can make his big league debut in 2022, while Volpe’s estimated time of arrival is more likely 2023. Dominguez is at least two or three years away.
Baltimore Orioles’ catcher Adley Rutschman topped BA’s list. Other members of the top ten in the American League East division are pitcher Grayson Rodriguez, Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher Gabriel Moreno (seventh), and Tampa Bay Rays’ hurler Shane Baz (eighth). Shortstop Marcelo Mayer is the highest ranked Red Sox, at 15th.