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NFT: RAB's NYY Preseason Top 30 Prospects

Dunedin81 : 2/8/2019 12:55 pm
I know there's a thread going but this topic has a lot of independent traction.
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Age  
Jay in Toronto : 2/8/2019 1:38 pm : link
Florial is 21 and Loasiga is 23, but you have to fo to #8 before you get to a 20+ year old. May be a reflection of the weight of international development signings.
I wonder  
Hsilwek92 : 2/8/2019 2:17 pm : link
If Tulo canít hack it in the field, do they call up Holder and deal with his anemic bat so they can get superb defense?
Cabello  
Bavaro84 : 2/8/2019 2:39 pm : link
Antonio Cabello will be #1 on this list next year.
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Dunedin81 : 2/8/2019 2:43 pm : link
In comment 14291048 Hsilwek92 said:
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If Tulo canít hack it in the field, do they call up Holder and deal with his anemic bat so they can get superb defense?


Nah not on the 40 man, plus he lost a ton of development time last year. Torres would probably play SS and Wade would be utility man.
RE: I wonder  
Dunedin81 : 2/8/2019 2:45 pm : link
In comment 14291048 Hsilwek92 said:
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If Tulo canít hack it in the field, do they call up Holder and deal with his anemic bat so they can get superb defense?


Nah not on the 40 man, plus he lost a ton of development time last year. Torres would probably play SS and Wade would be utility man.
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rich in DC : 2/8/2019 3:22 pm : link
In comment 14291073 Dunedin81 said:
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If Tulo canít hack it in the field, do they call up Holder and deal with his anemic bat so they can get superb defense?



Nah not on the 40 man, plus he lost a ton of development time last year. Torres would probably play SS and Wade would be utility man.


Assuming he is healthy, Estrada might be a solid option for one of the middle INF slots rather than shuffling players around. Wade may or may not ever hit- but Estrada was a better overall batter than Wade- he just does not have Wade's SB ability.
Anthony Siegler  
Mark in ATL : 2/8/2019 6:10 pm : link
Interesting that Mike has Siegler rated #3. Pretty amazing to think that Siegler and Trevor Lawrence both graduated 2018 from Cartersville (GA) High School. Clark Schmidt graduated from Allatoona HS less than 10 miles away from those two.
Speaking of both the Yankees you mention...  
Dunedin81 : 2/8/2019 7:33 pm : link
Siegler has been getting uniformly good marks as a better than the sum of his parts type, ala Posey or Yadi (not to say he's that good, but time will tell). Also RAB is a bit of a downer on Schmidt but others don't seem to agree. They say he's all the way back stuff-wise and the training wheels should be off this year.
Tarpley  
Mark in ATL : 2/8/2019 8:42 pm : link
I was impressed with Tarpleyís contribution late in the year and hoping his role will expand this summer. Itís the first Iíve seen Myattís name mentioned anywhere.
One of the better  
JPinstripes : 2/8/2019 9:27 pm : link
top 30 NYY prospect lists to date with sound explanation and background on each slotted player. Mike did a great job.
RE: One of the better  
Del Shofner : 2/8/2019 10:22 pm : link
In comment 14291369 JPinstripes said:
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top 30 NYY prospect lists to date with sound explanation and background on each slotted player. Mike did a great job.


Yes, a lot of great info. He's not always right in his rankings (as he cheerfully admits) but he gives you a good sense of each of the players.
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Deejboy : 2/9/2019 12:09 am : link
In comment 14291125 rich in DC said:
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If Tulo canít hack it in the field, do they call up Holder and deal with his anemic bat so they can get superb defense?



Nah not on the 40 man, plus he lost a ton of development time last year. Torres would probably play SS and Wade would be utility man.



Assuming he is healthy, Estrada might be a solid option for one of the middle INF slots rather than shuffling players around. Wade may or may not ever hit- but Estrada was a better overall batter than Wade- he just does not have Wade's SB ability.

Wade had an .842 OPS in 85 AAA games in 2017. Estrada has never produced those numbers at an level and has 8 total AAA games from last year and did nothing as he came back from the injury. Wade is a better hitter, fielder, and base runner than Estrada. He just hasn't broken through at the big league level yet.
Thanks for posting, Dune.  
Mike from SI : 2/9/2019 12:26 am : link
Also really digging your Twitter feed.
I also thank Dunedin.  
Giant John : 2/9/2019 7:54 am : link
Well written read. I have to say though a not overly impressive group. Iíve not been keeping up with the farm but seems we can use a couple of canít miss types.
RE: I also thank Dunedin.  
arcarsenal : 2/9/2019 2:29 pm : link
In comment 14291478 Giant John said:
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Well written read. I have to say though a not overly impressive group. Iíve not been keeping up with the farm but seems we can use a couple of canít miss types.


So can every team...

We have talent at the lower levels. Some of those guys will move up the prospect ranks when they get to Trenton/SWB and we'll remain players in the international market.

It's tough to maintain a strong farm system while having 100-win talent at the MLB level - naturally your system weakens as you graduate your prospects. I think the Yanks are actually doing a really nice job of keeping the farm strong while the MLB roster is also as good as it is right now.

We also used several prospects in recent trades. So, a lot of them went that way too.

It's actually impressive to still have a mid-tier system given what we dealt and graduated over the last 2-3 years or so.
To echo arc  
Dunedin81 : 2/9/2019 9:36 pm : link
They have graduated or traded as much talent as any team in baseball and they're still a middling system. The Cubs had a run of trades and graduations and at the end the cupboard was bare. Only the Astros can really compare. Give it a year and let's see five or six of these high ceiling guys show it in full season (fully appreciating that at least that many will struggle in that transition) and we can reevaluate.
It's been mentioned on other threads...  
Dunedin81 : 2/12/2019 8:36 am : link
but the consensus top prospect in this year's 7/2 class, Jasson Dominguez, is expected to sign with NYY for roughly $5 mil. It would be the largest bonus they've ever handed out to a 7/2 kid. He's a tooled out OF, and the top signs have a good track record of becoming elite prospects. Eloy and Gleyber, Vlad Jr., Wander Franco, for instance. Kevin Maitan is the obvious exception, though he could still improve; Dermis Garcia to an extent but he wasn't the head and shoulders top guy in 2014.
When you look at the entire system  
Bill2 : 2/12/2019 9:12 am : link
and look at the series of analytically supported, disciplined, professional choices - this era of Yankee baseball is impressive to watch.
Agreed...  
Dunedin81 : 2/12/2019 9:18 am : link
Kiley McDaniel noted that among his top Yankee prospects (guys with a 35+ future value) they had an average age of 20.2 years, fully two years younger than most teams. It's a system designed to hopefully produce elite replacements for current players, or high-end trade chips to fill holes. That's a recipe for continued success, one that meets their needs better than having an upper minors choked with fringe big leaguers.
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Fangraphs today put a 50+ FV on Dominguez...  
Dunedin81 : 2/12/2019 9:25 am : link
by comparison, they have one 50+ FV in the system right now, Florial. Kiley mentioned Puig, Moncada and Bo Jackson as size/speed comps for him. That's crazy.
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It's weird and cyclical...  
Dunedin81 : 2/12/2019 3:15 pm : link
NYY prioritized middle IF for a long time in IFA. Now they seem to be prioritizing OFs (particularly CFs). Alcantara this year, Cabello and Pereira last year, Dominguez next year. I'm not sure if this is data driven - value analysis - or player-driven.
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