Complete 2023 Yankees Organization Information:
James Vlietstra brings us a complete Yankees organization roster and information, as well as some Rule 5 notes and free agents!
On November 15, teams had to add players to their 40-man roster that had been in the organization for the allotted time or risk being selected and subsequently lost during the rule five draft at this week's Winter Meetings.
Players that signed at 18 years or younger and have been in the organization five years as well as players that signed at 19 or older and have been in the organization for four seasons meet this criteria.
The Yankees got a jumpstart on adding players to their roster by including Jimmy Cordero, Jhony Brito, and Matt Krook prior to them becoming Minor League free agents. They did the same thing last year with Donny Sands before including him in a trade to the Phillies. The Yankees have already jettisoned over three dozen players that were about to become rule 5 eligible, several of which were included in trades at the summer trade deadline.
That said, they still have over 100 players eligible for the draft. I have included a list of 20 names that were once highly touted prospects that potentially could be protected or drafted. Included in the spreadsheet is every player that was in the Yankees organization during 2022. In total, there were 408 that I have found. Although twelve players that were on teams last year I was unable to find any information on, which possibly means they were released. Please note the position breakdowns, age breakdowns, the year and manner in which they were acquired.
I hope you find this information useful as you prepare for the rule 5 roster moves, and don’t forget that you found it right here at Start Spreading The News…your year round source for all things Yankees.
2022 Yankees Organization Information:
Additional Yankees Information:
*Note: An additional 12 players had no information available about how they became former Yankees. Possibly injured, traded, released, or personally chose free agency.