The Keith Law prospect extravaganza rolls on today as he unveiled his top 100 MLB prospects list a little while ago. The Yankees were represented by 2 players on the list: Aaron Judge at #23 and Greg Bird at #80. The full write-up and list is Insider-only (of course), but here's what Law had to say about Judge:
"He showed outstanding plate discipline and ability to make contact in his first full year in pro ball while giving glimpses of the huge raw power you'd expect from someone of his build...
... He's an above-average defender in right, faster than you'd expect, with the arm to profile there and the potential to post strong triple-slash numbers if he can make that one big adjustment."
And on the Birdman:
"Bird's swing is very short to the ball, and he accelerates his hands quickly for hard contact to all fields, rarely putting the ball on the ground because he squares it up so frequently. He's a high-IQ hitter with outstanding plate discipline and understanding of how to work a pitcher, giving reason to think he'll continue to post high OBPs even though he'll probably hit only .250-260 with a lot of strikeouts."
The most notable omission on the list is Luis Severino, but that's understandable in this case given that Law has never been high on him and thinks he'll eventually end up being a reliever. I'm also a little bit surprised to not see Gary Sanchez still on there somewhere in the last 20, but that's no biggie. For those interested, Law's top 5 was Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, and Corey Seager.