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Yankees Top 60 Prospects 

Yankees Top 60 Prospects

by James Vlietstra

February 11, 2022


In the past I have been hesitant to put out a Yankees top prospect list for a a couple of reasons. First and foremost I am not a professional talent evaluator. I also have not seen many of these players playing live in front of me. I do read a lot of analysis, but that doesn’t mean that I am qualified to voice my opinion.

However, one thing that I am very good at is numbers. So I have put together a point scale to take all subjective thoughts out of the process.

For each of the categories, the scale is weighted differently.

The categories that I took into account are age, proximity to the majors, ceiling, position, pedigree, and last year’s performance.

Age and proximity to majors are on a sliding scale. A teenager has more value than a 30 year old, much like a player on the 40-man roster does over a player in rookie ball.

For ceiling, there’s more of a steep curve. A player compared to Hall of Famers is more valuable than a guy who projects as a 26th man. Also, a player who is expected to stick at catcher or shortstop or a pitcher who throws with his left arm is going to score better than a guy who might just be a designated hitter.

Bonus points are given to first round picks and top international players. Simply put, at one point they were viewed by the front office as the best. That counts as something. The base skills, in short, are there.

Finally, someone that was injured last year will score lower than someone that was promoted from A Ball to AAA and excelled.

With all that as the background, here is my 2022 Yankees Preseason Top Prospect List.

Vlietstra’s Top 60 Yankees Prospects

1. Anthony Volpe

2. Oswald Peraza

3. Jasson Dominguez

4. Oswaldo Cabrera

5. Trey Sweeney

6. Everson Pereira

7. Luis Medina

8. Roderick Arias

9. Clarke Schmidt

10. Ken Waldichuk

11. Hayden Wesneski

12. Luis Gil

13. Antonio Gomez

14. Matt Krook

15. Brock Selvidge

16. Hans Montero

17. Deivi Garcia

18. Alexander Vargas

19. JP Sears

20. Brandon Lockridge

21. Brendan Beck

22. Austin Wells

23. Randy Vasquez

24. Stephen Ridings

25. Roberto Chirinos

26. Ronny Rojas

27. Beck Way

28. TJ Sikkema

29. Estevan Florial

30. Yoendrys Gomez

31. Anthony Garcia

32. Raimfer Salinas

33. Robert Ahlstrom

34. Ron Marinaccio

35. Clay Aguilar

36. Cooper Bowman

37. Tyrone Yulie

38. Ben Cowles

39. Matt Sauer

40. Ryder Green

41. Jhony Brito

42. Osiel Rodriguez

43. Greg Weissert

44. Edgar Barclay

45. Tyler Hardman

46. Josh Breaux

47. Andres Chaparro

48. Alex Guerrero

49. Fidel Montero

50. Jake Agnos

51. Jake Sanford

52. Mitch Spence

53. Denny Larrondo

54. Alfred Vega

55. Richard Fitts

56. Nick Ernst

57. Anthony Seigler

58. Jack Neely

59. Elijah Dunham

60. Madison Santos


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