Sickels’ top Yankees’ prospects

It doesn’t get the same amount of attention that the lists put out by Baseball America or Baseball Prospectus do, but John Sickels’ annual prospect rankings may well be the most unique of all of the prospect rankings that come out annually. That’s because, in addition to his own unique perspective and preferences on prospects, Sickels assigns a traditional letter grade to prospects, adding an additional level of depth and context above a simple stacked list of players. He put his list of the Yankees’ top twenty prospects out back before Christmas and, as always, it’s worth a once-over if you’re into the prospecting thing. The top of his list is fairly non-controversial, but there’s some interesting selections in the 8-15 range.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Sickels will be joining Stacey and I on On the Money tonight to talk about his rankings, as will our own minor league editor Tamar Chalker. The show goes live at 9:00 P.M. EST, and can be listened to here. As usual, I’m sure a good time will be had by all.

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.

3 thoughts on “Sickels’ top Yankees’ prospects

    • Also, please people stop with the "most unique" stuff. Unique means one of a kind. There are no degrees of uniqueness.

      Unique is a great word. Stop making it into just another synonym for unusual.

  1. Nice article – appreciate the link. If the kids in the outfield are THAT good, we can let Grandy walk along with Swish, and not be missing that much. Or maybe trade Grandy and Cano for a younger, cheaper 2nd baseman while we can. And some starting pitchers.