In most years, the Yankees prospect list is pretty thin, with maybe two or three guys who could make a decent impact in the major leagues, and another couple of guys who could be role players. But Brian Cashman realizes that the Yankees have been getting older, thus he’s started to emphasize player development. He’s stockpiling the minor league system with young talent while keeping the Yankees a big spending team. Sure, they have Ellsbury, Tanaka, and McCann, but the trade of Martin Prado to the Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and prospect Domingo German shows exactly what the team is doing. This top 10 is talented, and beyond the 10, there’s plenty more depth to save the Yankees from a disastrous future.
(A+ Grade is best with superstar potential, C- is worst with a chance of making the big leagues as a role player possibly)
1. SP Luis Severino– He had a breakout season in 2014 and had impressive stats at three different levels. He will probably start in Trenton in 2015. Severino is the type of starter who can ride it up his fastball to 98 MPH when he needs to, according to MLB.com. He could make a great number three in 2016 behind Tanaka and Sabathia. He hasn’t struggled at any level or any point in his career, and is making fast progress at age 20, which is very promising. He has a smooth delivery, and overall, there’s a lot to like about him. He’s the surest thing on the list, although no one on the list if a sure thing, as all prospects are.
Grade: A Potential: Could be an ace for mid division team if he reaches his ceiling