Pinstripe Pundits’ 2015 Top 100 Yankees Prospects

Below, you’ll find my pre-season top 100 Yankees prospect list. This order of this list was determined through a combination of scouting reports and KATOH — my methodology for projecting prospect performance using minor league stats. Full disclosure: Aside from a few guys who played for the Staten Island Yankees in the past couple of years, I’ve seen almost none of these players in person. And even if I had seen them, I would have very little to add considering I have zero background in scouting. So for scouting and tools-based analysis, I turned to the experts. I relied heavily on Kiley McDaniel’s incredibly in-depth post on FanGraphs, but took into account scouting reports from Keith Law, Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and anything else I could find to compliment my stats-based analyses.

This list goes very deep, and the majority of the players outside of the top 30 or 40 probably won’t play a single inning in the majors. You could probably ignore the entire bottom half of this list without missing out on any impact major leaguers, but there are guys on the bottom half who could end up having a minor impact in the big leagues as soon as this year, like Jonathan Galvez, Jose De Paula.

In the weeks leading up to opening day, I’ll be putting out in-depth profiles of individual Yankees prospects starting with #1: Luis Severino. I’ll analyze each player’s statistical performance to date through the lens of KATOH, and synthesize it with scouting reports and interviews from various sources found on the Internet. I won’t do all 100, of course, but hope to make it through at least the top 40 or so. I’ll be adding the links to these profiles in the right-hand column as I go along.

Rank Player Position FanGraphs FV Rating KATOH WAR thru 28 Link to Profile
1 Luis Severino RHP 60 7.2  Profile
2 Jacob Lindgren LHP 50 6.8  Profile
3 Aaron Judge RF 55 1.4  Profile
4 Jorge Mateo SS 50 N/A  Profile
5 Gregory Bird 1B 50 5.2  Profile
6 Ian Clarkin LHP 45+ 3.4  Profile
7 Rob Refsnyder 2B 45+ 5.0  Profile
8 John Ryan Murphy C 45 2.0  Profile
9 Bryan Mitchell RHP 45 1.6  Profile
10 Luis Torrens C 45 3.0  Profile
11 Miguel Andujar 3B 45 3.1  Profile
12 Eric Jagielo 3B 45 1.2  Profile
13 Gary Sanchez C 45 3.1  Profile
14 Jake Cave CF 45 2.2  Profile
15 Ramon Flores OF 40+ 7.9  Profile
16 Gosuke Katoh 2B 40 0.6
17 Jose Ramirez RHP 40 N/A  Profile
18 Nick Rumbelow RHP 40 2.9  Profile
19 Tyler Austin RF 40+ 2.2  Profile
20 Leonardo Molina CF 40 7.5  Profile
21 Tyler Wade IF 40+ 1.7  Profile
22 Mason Williams CF 40 2.1
23 Domingo German RHP 40 1.6
24 Austin DeCarr RHP 40+ 0.5
25 Juan De Leon RF 40+ N/A
26 Angel Aguilar SS 40 3.5
27 Slade Heathcott OF 40 N/A
28 Chasen Shreve LHP 40 2.8
29 Dante Bichette 3B 40 4.0
30 Danny Burawa RHP Others of Note 1.1  Profile
31 Abiatal Avelino SS 40 3.0
32 Jose Pirela UTIL Others of Note 3.0
33 Jonathan Amundaray RF 40 N/A
34 Tyler Webb LHP Others of Note 1.7
35 Johnny Barbato RHP 40 1.5
36 Dermis Garcia 3B 40 N/A
37 Ty Hensley RHP 40 2.3
38 Alexander Palma RF Others of Note 9.1
39 Ben Gamel OF Others of Note 1.5
40 Brady Lail RHP 40 2.3 Profile
41 Nelson Gomez 3B 40 N/A
42 Rookie Davis RHP Unranked 0.9
43 Kyle Roller 1B Others of Note 2.1
44 Taylor Dugas OF Others of Note 1.9
45 Branden Pinder RHP Others of Note 0.9
46 Michael O’Neill OF Others of Note 0.4
47 Hyo-Joon Park SS Others of Note N/A
48 Christopher Breen LF Others of Note 1.2
49 Mark Payton OF Others of Note 2.5
50 Dustin Fowler RF Unranked 3.9
51 Wilkerman Garcia SS Others of Note N/A
52 James Pazos LHP Others of Note 1.1
53 Jordan Foley RHP Others of Note 0.7
54 Miguel Flames C Others of Note N/A
55 Cito Culver SS Unranked 3.5
56 Jonathan Holder RHP Others of Note 0.5
57 Chris Martin RHP Others of Note 0.8
58 Cale Coshow RHP Others of Note 1.9
59 Deshorn Lake RHP Others of Note 0.1
60 Bryan Emery RF Others of Note N/A
61 Diego Castillo SS Others of Note N/A
62 Antonio Arias CF Others of Note N/A
63 Kyle Haynes RHP Others of Note 0.1
64 Jordan Montgomery LHP Others of Note 0.7
65 Nick Goody RHP Unranked 2.9
66 Jonathan Galvez UTIL Unranked 3.5
67 Mike Ford 1B Cistulli’s Guy 2.2
68 Jaron Long RHP Unranked 2.0
69 Diego Moreno RHP Unranked 0.7
70 Anderson Severino LHP Others of Note N/A
71 Zach Nuding RHP Unranked 1.1
72 Yonauris Rodriguez SS Others of Note N/A
73 Matt Tracy LHP Unranked 0.5
74 Domingo Acevedo RHP Others of Note N/A
75 Angelo Gumbs 2B Unranked 3.5
76 Jose De Paula LHP Unranked 0.9
77 Jose Campos RHP Unranked N/A
78 Alvaro Noriega C Unranked 2.5
79 Eduardo de Oleo C Unranked 0.2
80 Caleb Smith LHP Unranked 0.6
81 Joel De La Cruz RHP Unranked 0.6
82 Adonis Garcia OF Unranked 0.6
83 Cole Figueroa 2B Unranked 1.0
84 Dan Camarena RHP Unranked 1.7
85 Mark Montgomery RHP Unranked 1.2
86 Rob Segedin UTIL Unranked 0.7
87 Kyle Higashioka C Unranked N/A
88 Rony Bautista LHP Unranked 0.4
89 Justin Kamplain LHP Unranked 1.5
90 Isaias Tejeda C Unranked 0.7
91 Thairo Estrada SS Unranked N/A
92 Carlos Vidal OF Unranked N/A
93 Bryan Cuevas IF Unranked 1.7
94 Miguel Sulbaran LHP Unranked 1.9
95 Ali Castillo IF Unranked 0.5
96 Eric Wooten LHP Unranked 0.4
97 Caleb Cotham RHP Unranked 0.7
98 David Palladino RHP Unranked 0.4
99 Jerry Seitz C Unranked N/A
100 Giovanny Gallegos RHP Unranked 0.4

About Chris

Chris works in economic development by day, but spends most of his nights thinking about baseball. He writes for Pinstripe Pundits, and is an occasional user of the twitter machine: @_chris_mitchell
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2 Responses to Pinstripe Pundits’ 2015 Top 100 Yankees Prospects

  1. Greg Lewis says:

    Aaron Judge is #1, and its not even close.

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