About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

6 thoughts on “Law: Yankees have top 10 farm system

    • Well he says star potential in their bottom affiliates.

      I like their situation a lot right now. If Banuelos and Betances develop big time this year, that gives you a great rotation behind CC, with Pineda, Nova, Banuelos, Betances and Hughes for 2013. That's 5 starters well under 30 and pretty much controlled for long periods of time.

      It will be interesting to see how Sanchez does this year. He needs to improve his defense, but his bat is right there.

      I'm also hoping Heathcott stays healthy and makes a jump. Their outfield prospect depth in low A is pretty deep.

      Finally, best wishes for David Adams. What tough luck he's gone through. Hopefully he puts it together. He's probably their best top level position player right now along with Romine.

  1. Law has said in his chats that he projects Betances to be a reliever, but seems higher on him in the excerpt.

  2. I don't quite see the team being set with position players for the next 2-4 years, especially for 2014. We've gone through the 2014 roster extensively, and there are still a lot of question marks there. If they are going to hit that magic budget, they are going to need to fill in their roster with cheap (as in, current minor leaguers) talent.

  3. Its actually a good thing that most of the superior talent is in the lower levels for the Yankees. With so many veterans inked to long term contracts, these kids would be blocked anyway. This makes the upper level prospects expendable because most of them wont receive a chance to prove themselves at the big league level, and since the upper level prospects have more trade value, this is a double good thing.

    It will allow the Yankees to let their higher upside prospects develop while the vets keep the big league club competitive. When those contracts expire you can slide in whichever prospects make it. Very good position to be in for the Yankees.