Baseball America continues to roll out their year-end top 20 prospects lists and the next one concering the Yankees came out yesterday. They were represented by 3 players on the top 20 list for the Low-A South Atlantic League. Right-handed starter Luis Severino was 4th, outfielder Aaron Judge was 8th, and left-handed starter Ian Clarkin was 15th. Severino, arguably the new top prospect in the entire Yankee system, finished the year in Double-A but was dominant in his season-opening stint in Low-A Charleston. He pitched to a 2.79/2.70 ERA/FIP split with 70 strikeouts in 67.2 IP. Judge hit .333/.428/.530 in 278 PA for Charleston before being promoted to High-A Tampa in the middle of the season. And Clarkin, at 19 years old, pitched to a 3.21 ERA and 3.74 FIP with 71 K in 70.0 IP.
Without knowing much about the rest of the league, I can say these 3 were well deserving of their selections. I'm actually a little surprised Judge didn't rank higher, although his age may have had something to do with it. These are 3 of the top prospects in the Yankee system right now, and they're all starting to put themselves on the national map.