Showing posts with label Baseball America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baseball America. Show all posts

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baseball America's Yankees Top 10 Prospects

This comes out online in two days, but River Ave. Blues has it early:
  1. Austin Jackson,OF
  2. Jesus Montero, C
  3. Andrew Brackman, RHP
  4. Austin Romine, C
  5. Dellin Betances, RHP
  6. Zach McAllister, RHP
  7. Al Aceves, RHP
  8. Phil Coke, LHP
  9. Mark Melancon, RHP
  10. Brad Suttle, 3B
I'm pretty much in agreement here, except for Aceves and Coke. They're both solid players, but have low ceilings. While he hasn't done much lately, Humberto Sanchez has a much higher ceiling than either of them, and you could also make a case for recent draft picks like Jeremy Bleich. Even if they do belong on the list, Melancon should definitely be higher than them. Now, on to the rest of the list. Aside from the two I just mentioned, Austin Jackson is the only player to see time above Hi-A ball. The Yankees have a talented farm system, but most of that talent is located in the low minors. When these players mature and reach the higher levels, this could be one of the best systems in baseball.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

BA's Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America came out with its Top 100 Prospects, list to say, and I am disappointed. The Yanks have four players on the list. Joba at #3, Jose Tabata at #37, AJax at # 41 and IPK at #45. The list seems kinda Red Sox heavy. As River Ave. Blues points out, earlier, BA ranked Alan Horne as the #7 prospect in the Eastern League, with the BoSox' Justin Masterson at #13, yet Horne didn't make this list, and Masterson in #64. How did Masterson leapfrog Horne without throwing a pitch? That doesn't make sense to me. Also, Micheal Bowden and Ryan Kalish over Jesus? Que?

Going back to my praise of the Yankee front office, this is the 2nd straight year the Yankees have the top pitching prospect.

Also from River Ave. Blues, Horne, Jeff Marquez and Jesus made the "Just Missed" list.

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.