Sunday, February 22, 2009

Baseball Prospectus' Yankees' Top 11 Prospects

The Yankees system was rate as three stars (out of five) by BP. This seems fair to me. Anyway, here's the list:

Five-Star Prospects
1. Jesus Montero, C
2. Austin Jackson, CF
Three-Star Prospects
3. Dellin Betances, RHP
4. Austin Romine, C
5. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP
6. Andrew Brackman, RHP
7. Jeremy Bleich, LHP
8. Alfredo Aceves, RHP
9. Zach McAllister, RHP
10. Phil Coke, LHP
11. Mark Melancon, RHP

Just Missed: Brad Suttle, 3B; Kelvin De Leon, RF; Wilkins De La Rosa, LHP

Overall I would say this is a solid list. A few surprises: Arodys Vizcaino is one. He is an 18 (I think, possibly 17) year old pitcher who the Yankees signed for $800,000 in 2007. This is the highest I have ever seen him ranked. BP also likes Jeremy Bleich a lot more than most other scouting services. Also, I was surprised to see Aceves and Coke ranked ahead of Melancon, but I guess that's just because they are starters for now.


Anonymous said...

Ajax has not shown enough 5 star I would put him at 4.
Andrew Brackman should be 4 star based on what i've read.
No mention of Eric Hacker?
But of course I haven't read the subscription only article either.