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Gleyber Torres (Cheryl Pursell)


2017 New York Yankees Mid-Season Top 50 MiLB Prospects

Gleyber Torres is the crown jewel of the Yankees farm system. He came over to the Yankees last season in the Aroldis Chapman trade and had done nothing but impress. This past offseason, he became the youngest player to ever win the Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player Award at the age of 19.

Gleyber is a humble prospect that has the personality and tool set to thrive in the Bronx as early as next season. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Torres underwent “Tommy John” surgery on a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow. While playing for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) prior to his injury, Gleyber slashed .309/.406/.457 in 96 plate appearances after earning a promotion from Trenton (Double-A) in late May.

Estevan Florial has emerged as one of the Yankees elite prospects (Martin Griff)

Estevan Florial entered 2017 as one of the most underrated prospects in all of Major League Baseball (MLB). He does not garner as much attention as Torres or his fellow organizational mates but make no mistake about it; he will be a household name in the future. To learn more about Florial and his impressive background click here to read his Pinstriped Profile from last season, or here for a scouting report from earlier this season.

Clint Frazier, like Torres, came over to the Yankees at the 2016 trading deadline with fellow prospects Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from the Cleveland Indians for All-Star reliever Andrew Miller. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was quoted in saying “Frazier has an electric bat…His bat speed is already legendary. He’s got all the tools –he can run, he can hit, he can hit with power, he can play all three outfield positions. A very exciting, high-energy guy that shows up for the National Anthem in a dirty uniform.” He has made his debut in the Bronx and has thoroughly impressed. “Red Thunder” should be in the majors to stay.

Domingo Acevedo is a very interesting prospect to watch. He has the tools to become a big leaguer but will he make it as a starter or a reliever? Acevedo has thrived since his mid-season promotion from Tampa (Single-A Advanced) to Trenton. He earned a nod in the 2017 SiriusXM Futures Game in Miami, FL during the MLB All-Star Week. To learn more about Domingo, please click here for a full scouting report on the hard-throwing right-hander.

Chance Adams is a future rotation candidate for the Yankees (Cheryl Pursell)

Chance Adams might be one of the best draft picks New York Yankees Vice President, Domestic Amateur Scouting Damon Oppenheimer has ever had. After being selected in the fifth round out of Dallas Baptist University as a reliever, the Yankees decided to convert him to a starter. Since the conversion, Adams has responded by becoming one of the most successful players in the entire Yankees system.

Now that you have been given a background on the Yankees top five prospects, please see below for the full list of our updated Pinstriped Prospects Top 50 Prospect list.


AOFP means the average overall future potential we think the prospect has. Please use the chart below as a reference to what each grade means.

ETA stands for estimated time of arrival. The year posted in this column equals the year we think the prospect will be ready for major league competition.

RISK is the overall variables attached to each prospect. It is categorized under low, medium, high or extreme. Low risk means the player is very close and likely to reach his ceiling. Medium risk can be defined as a polished player that still has some development left to do. High risk means the player has an injury history, significant flaw or is a younger player. Real young players, prospects with a significant injury history or players that struggle with a key tool fall under the category of extreme risk.

1Gleyber Torres752018MEDIUM
2Estevan Florial752019HIGH
3Justus Sheffield702018MEDIUM
4Jorge Guzman652021MEDIUM
5Domingo Acevedo652018MEDIUM
6Chance Adams652018LOW
7Albert Abreu652020EXTREME
8Luis Medina652023EXTREME
9Matt Sauer602022EXTREME
10Thairo Estrada602018MEDIUM
11Miguel Andujar552017LOW
12Dillon Tate552020HIGH
13Nick Solak552019HIGH
14Clarke Schmidt552020EXTREME
15Freicer Perez552021HIGH
16Taylor Weidener552020HIGH
17Domingo German552017LOW
18Jake Cave552017LOW
19Trevor Stephan552020HIGH
20Dermis Garcia552022EXTREME
21Everson Pereira552023EXTREME
22Kyle Holder552020HIGH
23Billy McKinney552018MEDIUM
24Kyle Higashioka552017LOW
25Tyler Austin552017LOW
26Jose Devers552021EXTREME
27Donny Sands552021EXTREME
28Nolan Martinez552022EXTREME
29Garrett Cooper552019MEDIUM
30Nick Rumbelow552017MEDIUM
31Glenn Otto552019HIGH
32Ryan McBroom552017LOW
33Nick Nelson552019MEDIUM
34Saul Torres552022EXTREME
35Wilkerman Garcia552022EXTREME
36Juan De Paula552020EXTREME
37Isaih Gilliam552021HIGH
38Cody Carroll552018MEDIUM
39Jonathan Loaisiga552021EXTREME
40Jose Mesa552019MEDIUM
41Stephen Tarpley552019MEDIUM
42Brian Keller552020HIGH
43Mike Ford552018LOW
44Josh Rogers502019HIGH
45Steven Sensley502020MEDIUM
46Chris Gittens502020HIGH
47Caanan Smith502021EXTREME
48Zack Zehner502019MEDIUM
49Trey Amburgey502021EXTREME
50Rony Garcia502021EXTREME

Please reach out to paul@pinstripedprospects.com with any questions. The entire list will be broken down in the next episode of the Pinstriped Prospects Podcast presented by Velocity Five, so be sure to tune in! Also, be sure to check back with Pinstriped Prospects in the near future for in-depth scouting reports on the Yankees top 50 prospects.


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