We haven’t had a good prospect ranking list in a while. Luckily for us John Sickels came through and dropped his top 20 Yankees prospects for 2016 late on Sunday night. I always appreciate Sickels’ rankings because he does the extra 10 and he always has a few selections that are off the beaten path, so it’s a good read. This year is no exception.
For starters, Sickels doesn’t have Aaron Judge as his number one. That spot went to Gary Sanchez, with Jorge Mateo coming in at 2 and Judge at 3. I can’t argue with the decision to put Sanchez over Judge, especially with the way each of them performed upon their promotions to Triple-A. But I’m not willing to say Mateo is a better prospect than Judge right now even with Judge’s struggles in Triple-A. That’s just me.