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Beyond the Top 50: Yankees Top Prospects #51-60

Our New York Yankees Top 50 Prospects list is out and now we take a look at prospects who missed the cut and are ranked #51-60 on our list.

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Nick Goody (Jessica Kovalcin)

Nick Goody (Jessica Kovalcin)

#51 RHP – Nick Goody

The Yankees drafted Nick Goody in the 6th round of the 2012 draft out of Louisiana States and in 3 seasons in the minors he has excelled.  Goody owns a 6-7 record with a 2.24 ERA in 95 games in the minor leagues, earning 15 saves and striking out 185 batters.  Armed with a fastball in the 91-94 miles per hour range, a changeup and a slider he figures to be a figure in the Yankees bullpen for some time.  He got his first taste of the big leagues in 2015 when he threw 5 2/3 innings in 7 games.  Could he one day be a big league closer? It is possible but for now he has a chance to cement himself as legitimate middle relief option in the best bullpen in the majors with a big 2016.

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#52 RHP – Chad Green

Originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the 2013 draft Chad Green has had a solid career in the minors.  In 62 games, 52 starts, he owns a 15-18 record with a 3.55 ERA over 3 seasons.  He struck out a total of 278 batters in 299 1/3 innings pitched.  Last season he started all 27 games he played, throwing 7 innings 3 times.  With a low-90s sinker, a splitter and a slider he figures to be a part of the starting rotation for the Trenton Thunder in 2016.

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Dan Camarena pitching for the Tampa Yankees in 2014 (Bryan Green)

Dan Camarena pitching for the Tampa Yankees in 2014 (Bryan Green)

#53 LHP – Dan Camarena

In the 20th round of the 2011 draft the New York Yankees drafted LHP Dan Camarena out of Cathedral Catholic HS.  In 56 games in the minors he has a 11-17 record with a 3.66 ERA and 210 strikeouts in 272 2/3 innings pitched.  His best season was 2014 where he went 7-11 with 112 strike outs in 143 innings between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. He was also named a mid-season All-Star that year.  Camarena sat out the entire 2015 season with an elbow injury.  He does not throw hard with a fastball in the high 80s-low 90s, a 12-6 curveball changeup and slider he uses his command and control to get batters outs.  If he is healthy in 2016 he figures to return to Double-A as part of their rotation.

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Will Carter (Bryan Green)

Will Carter (Robert M Pimpsner)

#54 RHP – Will Carter

In the 14th round of the 2015 draft the Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher Will Carter out of Alabama.  In his first professional season he was 1-1 with a 2.04 ERA over 9 games for the Staten Island Yankees.  In 17 2/3 innings pitched he struck out 13 batters   In 3 games during the season he pitched 3 innings out of the bullpen, maxing out at 44 pitches thrown in a single appearance.  Carter has a good low-90s fastball and a strong change up that plays well out of the bullpen.  He is an older draftee that was coming off of Tommy John surgery, he figures to move fast through the system as the Yankees try to challenge him more.

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Caleb Smith (Robert M Pimpsner)

Caleb Smith (Robert M Pimpsner)

#55 LHP – Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith was drafted in the 14th round of the 2013 draft by the Yankees out of Sam Houston State.  Armed with a mid-90s fastball, a slider and changeup he could find himself in the rotation of the Trenton Thunder or Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in 2016.  In 3 seasons in the minors he owns a 21-18 record with a 3.29 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 304 innings pitched.  Last season he spent most of his time in Double-A but had a 1-game cameo in Triple-A.

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Kyle Haynes (Flickr User: Laura Nawrocik)

Kyle Haynes (Flickr User: Laura Nawrocik)

#56 RHP – Kyle Haynes

Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round of the 2012 draft out of Virginia Commonwealth the Yankees got him as part of the Caleb Stewart trade in December 2013.  In 4 minor league seasons he owns a 14-20 record with a 3.28 ERA and 259 strikeouts in 296 innings pitched.  Coming into the 2015 season he was mostly a reliever but he has spent over half of the last season as a starter.

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Luis Cedeno (Robert M Pimpsner)

Luis Cedeno (Robert M Pimpsner)

#57 RHP – Luis Cedeno

Signed as an international free agent by the Yankees in May 2012 Luis Cedeno has been a surprise success for them.  In 4 years in the minors he owns a 15-12 record with a 2.22 ERA and 137 strikeouts in a 178 1/3 innings pitched.  In his first game in 2015 he threw 5 hitless innings for the Charleston RiverDogs. The Yankees later sent him to Staten Island where he became part of a pitching rotation that lead the Baby Bombers to the NY-Penn League Championship finals.

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Angel Aguilar (© Wickedgood | Dreamstime.com)

Angel Aguilar (© Wickedgood | Dreamstime.com)

#58 INF – Angel Aguilar

After signing for $60,000 on March 10, 2012 the Yankees had Angel Aguilar spend 2 seasons in the Dominican Summer League before he made his debut state-side in 2014.   With the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2014 he impressed hitting .311 in 39 games.  He is part of the young crop of solid infield prospects the Yankees have at the lower levels.  Baseball America ranked Aguilar as the 22nd best prospect in the Yankees organization after the 2014 season and also named him the 15th best prospect in the Gulf Coast League in 2014.  He got his first taste of Class-A with the RiverDogs in 2015 where he hit .229 as a 20-year old, bouncing around between second base, third base and shortstop.

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Frank Frias (Bryan Green)

Frank Frias (Bryan Green)

#59 OF – Frank Frias

Frank Frias was signed by the Yankees as an international free agent in February 2013 and in 3 seasons in the minors he owns a .306 batting average over 137 games with 18 doubles, 8 triples and 9 homeruns.  This past season he was with the Pulaski Yankees where he hit .298 for the Rookie-level affiliate.  He possesses great strike zone awareness, discipline and pitch recognition.  Combine that with good patience at the plate and you have the recipe for a sleeper prospect ready to break out.

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Mark Montgomery (Jessica Kovalcin)

Mark Montgomery (Jessica Kovalcin)

#60 RHP – Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery was an 11th round draft pick in the 2011 draft by the Yankees.  In 5 seasons in the minors he owns a 15-10 record with a 2.29 combined ERA and 313 strike outs over 240 innings pitched.  He could be a solid late-inning reliever in the majors and make his major league debut in 2016.  He will most likely start off the season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Triple-A.

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