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Trenton Thunder’s Miguel Andujar looks skyward as he rounds the bases after homering against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in Trenton on Thursday, June 01, 2017. (Martin Griff)

Three Yankees Minor Leaguers Named Top EL Prospects

Baseball America recently released their top 20 Eastern League prospects list and among the players selected were three current Yankees minor leaguers and one former Yankee.

Third-baseman Miguel Andujar came in at #10 on the list, while left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield was #11 and right-handed pitcher Domingo Acevedo was #12.  Former Yankees shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo was ranked as the #8 prospect in the league as well.

Andujar, 22, played 67 games in Double-A in 2017 where he hit .312/.342/.494 in 253 at-bats. The third baseman was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on June 19, 2017, and went on to make his MLB Debut on June 28 with the New York Yankees.

Sheffield, 21, started 17 games for the Thunder in 2017 where he was 7-6 with a 3.18 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings in the Eastern League.  The young lefty is considered by many one of the Yankees top pitching prospects and could open the 2018 season in Triple-A.

Trenton Thunder pitcher Justus Sheffield. (Martin Griff)

Acevedo, 23, was 5-1 with a 2.38 ERA over 14 starts for Trenton this past season where he struck out 82 batters in 79 1/3 innings.  The young fireballer had the opportunity to get his feet wet in Triple-A as well where he was 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA in 2 games.

Trenton Thunder pitcher Domingo Acevedo. (Martin Griff)

 

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