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.