New York Yankees: Looking at Their Top Prospects

Baseball season for the New York Yankees has not started yet in 2020 and neither has the minor leagues. The minor leagues is a place for where some of the top prospects in the game can go develop and make their way to the big leagues’ none the less.

The New York Yankees won the American League East last season. They have been in the postseason for the last three years. New York lost in the ALCS twice to the Houston Astros and they also lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS in 2018.

At one point in time, New York had one of the worst farm systems in baseball until they made some quality trades in 2016 to replenish it. The Yankees have an average farm system nowadays because of the trades they have made to acquire talent in order to win World Series ring number 28 in the immediate future.

They have not won it all since the 2009 season against the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. That may have been the best team ever in the last 20 years to win a World Series Title none the less. In the meantime, who are some of the tops prospects in New York’s farm system?

​​​​​​​Jason Dominguez

The top prospect in their farm system is outfielder Jason Dominguez. He isn’t projected to reach the majors until 2024. Dominguez is only 17 years old and he will report to rookie ball whenever the baseball season can begin.

The Yankees will obviously not rush with his development. He was signed as an international free agent on July 2, 2019. Dominguez is big and strong none the less. He will have power in his bat and Jasson Dominguez has good instincts as well on defense.

He is a switch hitter and will posses problems for opposing pitchers. Could it be possible to see him, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge by then as the starting outfield in the Bronx none the less?

Clarke Schmidt

Clarke Schmidt

The second-best prospect in their farm system is right-handed pitcher Clarke Schmidt. Schmidt is currently in Double-A with the Trenton Thunder. He is projected to reach the majors in 2020 if the season can ever get going.

Schmidt could be a key starting pitcher for them in the future. He throws three good pitches. With three teams in the minors last season, his record was 6-5 with a 3.47 ERA. In 90.2 innings pitched, Clarke Schmidt gave up 79 hits and 43 runs. He also walked 28 batters and struck out 102.

Deivi Garcia

Deivi Garcia

The third-ranked prospect in the New York Yankees farm system is right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia. Garcia is one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball. He is going to have electric stuff one day in the big leagues.

Deivi Garcia is currently in Double-A with the Trenton Thunder. Garcia played three teams last season in the minor leagues. He is projected to reach the majors in 2020 as well if the season can ever begin none the less.

Deivi Garcia’s record last season was 5-9 with a 4.28 ERA. In 111.1 innings pitched, he gave up 96 hits and 58 runs. Garcia also walked 54 batters and struck out 165.

Oswald Peraza

Oswald Peraza

The fourth-best prospect in the New York Yankees farm system is shortstop Oswald Peraza. He was signed as an international free agent on July 2, 2016. Peraza could be the shortstop of the future none the less. He is currently playing with the Charleston River Dogs in Single-A.

With two teams last season in 65 games in the minor leagues, his batting average was .263 with four home runs and 20 RBI’s, along with 23 stolen bases. Oswald Peraza’s on-base percentage was .332.

He can create havoc on the base paths none the less. Peraza could very well be a future leadoff hitter and is a decent defender none the less.

The fifth through eighth-ranked prospects for the New York Yankees according to MLB.com is right-handed pitcher Luis Gil, outfielder Estevan Florial, right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino, and right-handed pitcher Yoendrys Gomez.

For more information on these prospects from the New York Yankees, visit MLB.com and search the players’ tab and find top prospects beneath it.

Who do you think are some of the top baseball prospects in the New York Yankees farm system? Leave a comment below.

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