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Updated MLB Pipeline Top-100 Prospects

The MLB.com "MLB Pipeline" prospect lists have recently been updated. Three Yankees make the Top-100. Here are their profiles:

 

Top 100 Prospects:



#79 - Spencer Jones

Age/Date of Birth: 22 Years Old/5-14-2001

Height/Weight: 6'6"/225 lbs

Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Drafted/Acquired: 1st Round of 2022 MLB Draft (25th Overall)


Scouting Grades:

Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55


MLB Pipeline Review:

"Though he was one of the best two-way prospects in the 2019 Draft, Jones dropped to the Angels in the 31st round because he scared teams off with surgery to repair a small fracture in his pitching elbow and a strong commitment to Vanderbilt. He had Tommy John surgery in July 2020 after trying to return to the mound in summer ball and didn't win a regular job in the Commodores lineup until last spring, when he hit his way into the first round by posting a .370/.460/.644 slash line. He continued to rake after signing for $2,880,800 as the 25th overall pick, batting .344/.425/.538 with four homers in his 25-game pro debut.


Jones features impressive strength and leverage in his towering 6-foot-6 frame, and he also generates plenty of bat speed and makes a lot of hard contact from the left side of the plate. His size does result in a naturally long left-handed swing that leads to strikeouts, and he uses the opposite field almost too much. Because he rarely turns on pitches, some scouts wonder if he'll be able to handle quality velocity on the inner half as he rises through the Minors.


Extremely athletic for his size, Jones displays average speed out of the batter's box and is a solid runner once he gets going. He stole 12 bases without getting caught in his introduction to pro ball and covers ground in the outfield. A right fielder at Vanderbilt, he played exclusively in center during his debut and has regained average arm strength since having his elbow reconstructed."


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#80 - Jasson Dominguez

Age/Date of Birth: 20 Years Old/2-07-2003

Height/Weight: 5'9"/190 lbs

Bats/Throws: Switch/Right

Drafted/Acquired: Signed as an International Free Agent in July, 2019


Scouting Grades:

Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55


MLB Pipeline Review:

"Perhaps the most hyped international prospect ever, Domínguez drew comparisons to Bo Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout before signing for $5.1 million out of the Dominican Republic. He earned the nickname "The Martian" because of his otherworldly tools, and while he may have a difficult time living up to unrealistic expectations, he's on course to becoming at least a solid regular. He batted .273/.375/.461 with 16 homers and 37 steals in 2022 while advancing from Single-A to Double-A at age 19.


A switch-hitter, Domínguez generates tremendous bat speed and exit velocities from both sides of the plate but has been more effective hitting left-handed in his first two pro seasons. He made significant progress last year, controlling the strike zone better and driving the ball in the air more regularly after he moved up from Single-A. He still needs a couple of more years to develop in the Minors but could be a .270 hitter with 30 homers per season in his prime.


Though Domínguez has slowed down some since getting stronger and thicker after turning pro, he still had the solid speed and instincts to swipe 37 bases in 44 attempts last year. His play in center field draws mixed reviews, with some evaluators believing he'll remain up the middle and others thinking his defensive inconsistencies will drive him to a corner. With his solid to plus arm strength and offensive promise, he'd have no problem profiling well in right field."


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#81 - Everson Pereira

Age/Date of Birth: 22 Years Old/4-10-2001

Height/Weight: 5'11"/191 lbs

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Drafted/Acquired: Signed as an International Free Agent in July, 2017


Scouting Grades:

Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55


MLB Pipeline Review:

"Pereira signed for $1.5 million out of Venezuela as one of the best all-around talents in the 2017 international class, but it took him a while to take off in pro ball because of a combination of aggressive assignments, injuries and the pandemic shutdown. He broke out by slamming 20 homers in just 49 games in 2021 and more than doubled his previous career high by playing in 102 contests last year, when he reached Double-A at age 21.


When he turned pro, Pereira projected as a potential plus hitter with average power, but that profile has reversed as he has gained significant muscle and begun hunting home runs. He has added loft to a quick right-handed swing and hits the ball harder than most Yankees farmhands, though his aggressive approach also has resulted in more strikeouts. His timing got out of whack at the beginning of last season and led to difficulty lifting pitches, but he made adjustments and delivered 12 extra-base hits in 29 Double-A games.


Though he has slowed down a bit after getting stronger, Pereira still has solid speed and can use it to steal bases. He has good instincts in the outfield and continues to play in center, albeit with less range than he showed in the past. If he winds up shifting to a corner, he has the power and solid arm strength to fit well in right field."

3 comentarios


Alan B.
Alan B.
11 ago 2023

The Dominguez rating is a joke. The NYY top 30 have so many errors its not funny. Gil slips out of the Top 30 whole injured but has shown his stuff in MLB already. Justin Lange is teally in the Top 30? Lombard, Carr, & Riggo are in the Top 20? 3inning pitcher (before his last appearance) for 2 years now, injured before, Yoendryz Gomez is still in the top 30? What did Austin Wells do to slio in the rankings? Yes, Thorpe & Hampton have shown something, but Thorpe was stalled at A+ for IDFK, until tonight and Hampton is doing even worse than Warren did last year when moved from HV to SOM.

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jjw49
11 ago 2023

Yikes.....Slim pickings down on the farm ... looks like Pereira might get a taste this year.

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Alan B.
Alan B.
11 ago 2023
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Not nearly as slim. Any of these lists since resuming minor league ball in 2021, they look for a reason to knock down Jasson Dominguez. There is more real talent down on the farm than I've seen in years. Now, if Cashman continues to make organizational depth out of these guys instead of giving them chances or trading them while they're still prospects...

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