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 [email protected] 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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