I saw a ton of Yankees High and Double-A games in 2021 and feel I know their system well.
While the Yankees minor league players generally get overhyped, this group of players is talented. Infielders Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Oswaldo Cabrera all have Major League upside with Volpe having some the highest upside in the minor leagues. Clarke Schmidt is their best pitching prospect and while he missed a lot of time last season, the arsenal continues to impress. Luis Gil showed what he’s capable of when he throws strikes in the Major Leagues last season, but there is an open question as to how often that will happen. Finally, there is Jasson Dominguez. The hype train has long left the station. No matter what he did in his professional debut, it would have been a letdown. Honestly, all things considered, he did ok. He’s not the next Mike Trout, but he has a chance to be a full-time regular, perhaps even more than that.
I know many people don’t like to hear good things about the Yankees, but it’s a good system. Now, how many of them hit their ceiling outside of New York? History would say, more than one…
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Anthony Volpe
- Biggest Mover: Ken Waldichuk
- Emerging Prospect: Roderick Arias