Yankees land 3 players in Baseball American’s top 100 rankings

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The New York Yankees might have several exciting young prospects, but they failed to develop their homegrown talents as of late. Just take a look at Gary Sanchez, Clint Frazier, and Gleyber Torres.

Torres still have plenty of potential left to untap, but he has taken steps backward in his growth due to defensive liabilities.

However, the Bombers are extremely excited about a number of prospects climbing up the minor-league system, especially after landing top international prospect Rodrick Arias last week.



Their strategy this off-season depends entirely on how they view some of their young infielders, including Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza. Some believe they should be pulled up sooner rather than later to give them an opportunity to showcase their attributes at the highest level.

Baseball America’s top 100 prospects list includes three Yankee players:

No. 10: 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.

No. 55: 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.

No. 87: 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.

Considering the Bombers have two players on the list that play shortstop, utilizing one of them as a potential trade piece, this off-season could be a move for general manager Brian Cashman.
If the Yankees are willing to part ways with either Volpe or Peraza, I imagine it will be the latter of the two given how successful Volpe’s season this past year was with Tampa and Hudson valley.
Volpe hit .294 combined among both minor-league teams, smashing 27 homers and recording 86 RBIs. He also picked up 33 stolen bases and a 1.027 OPS.
Aside from Volpe and Peraza, Jasson Dominguez is one of the Yankees’ most highly touted prospects in the system. His unparalleled power at his age jumps off the page. He has been compared to some of the best players in baseball and several Yankee greats, but he has a long way to go before achieving that type of success.
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