Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yankees' Top 30 Prospects

Baseball America's prospect handbook came out today and here are the Yankees Top 30 Prospects: (From Pete Abraham)

1. Joba Chamberlain, RHP
2. Austin Jackson, OF
3. Jose Tabata, OF
4. Ian Kennedy, RHP
5. Alan Horne, RHP
6. Jesus Montero, C
7. Jeff Marquez, RHP
8. Brett Gardner, OF
9. Ross Ohlendorf, RHP
10. Andrew Brackman, RHP
11. Mark Melancon, RHP
12. Humberto Sanchez, RHP
13. Dellin Betances, RHP
14. Dan McCutchen, RHP
15. Kevin Whelan, RHP
16. Carmen Angelini, SS
17. George Kontos, RHP
18. Ivan Nova, RHP
19. Collin Curtis, OF
20. Jairo Heredia, RHP
21. Juan Miranda, 1B
22. Austin Romine, C
23. Francisco Cervelli, C
24. Dave Robertson, RHP
25. Mike Dunn, LHP
26. J.B. Cox, RHP
27. Mitch Hilligoss, INF
28. Scott Patterson, RHP
29. Edwar Ramirez, RHP
30. Zach McAllister, RHP


That's pretty impressive. I think numbers 11-13 would probably make most teams top 10 lists. In the overall top 50 (top 100 comes out soon) Joba is 3, Tabata is 22 and A-Jax is 40. I'm not sure why Jackson is ahead of Tabata on the Yankees' list but not on the overall list. The Yankees' farm system was ranked fifth overall, which is pretty damn good for a team that just recently started hanging on to their prospects.