Prospect ranking season is upon us, people. Baseball America has been releasing their updated organizational top 10 lists for a while now and today was the Yankees' turn. Courtesy of Josh Norris, here is the top 10 Yankee list: 1) Jorge Mateo 2) Gary Sanchez 3) Aaron Judge 4) James Kaprielian 5) Domingo Acevedo 6) Rookie Davis 7) Tyler Wade 8) Rob Refsnyder 9) Wilkerman Garcia 10) Dustin Fowler
That's... a lot different than my top 10. There's a lot going on here. The top 4 are inarguable in any order, although I definitely wouldn't put Mateo above 2 top 50-100 guys who are in Triple-A. Acevedo at 5 is a huge shock considering his age and lack of full-season experience, and I don't buy Wade as a top 10 talent, but I can't argue with Davis or Refsnyder and I like the inclusion of Garcia and Fowler. Garcia may be the best shortstop prospect in the organization that never gets talked about and Fowler really put it together this year across all aspects of the game.
The full write-up and scouting reports on each player can be found here, although you must be a BA subscriber to get all of that action. I guess this should serve as notice that we need to get our prospect stuff churning inside the IIATMS lab. We busted out the top 30 last year and I fully intend to do it again this year. We'll start with some more prospect talk in the weeks to come.