- James Vlietstra
Yankees Prospect Ranking
by James Vlietstra
September 28, 2022
The minor league baseball season is just about wrapping up for the year. After a slow start, several Yankees prospects have come on and have put together a very impressive season. There was a lot of turnover, but many of their top players excelled and were even promoted late in the season.
I put together a ranking several months ago that was well received, so I am doing it again. This list is purely objective. I give a point scale that goes to 80, based on six factors: Age, proximity to the majors, ceiling, position, pedigree, and this years production.
I will give a short demonstration on the point scale using recently prospect graduate Clarke Schmidt as the example.
Proximity to the majors 10/10
Last year’s production 8/10
Total is a 56 out of a possible 80. This would rank him in their top 10 prospects. Not bad for a former first round pick that has spent much of the season on the Major League roster.
So here are the Yankees top prospects going into the 2022-23 offseason:
Oswaldo Cabrera (will lose prospect status with 10 more at bats)
Ron Marinaccio (9 innings away from graduating, possibly did with service time)
Luis Gil (service time on 60-day IL)
Stephen Ridings (service time on 60 day IL)
Here are some of the recently traded prospects from the Yankees system