Thursday, December 31, 2009

John Sickels Top 20 Yankees Prospects

John Sickels over at Minor League Ball posted his list of the top 20 Yankees prospects heading into the 2010 season. As you would expect, Jesus Montero came in at no. 1. Sickels said this about Jesus: "I know that his position is up in the air, but I love this bat so much that I'm going to give him a straight Grade A. This is a Mike Piazza/Manny Ramirez type bat."

Montero was followed by catcher Austin Romine, LHP Manuel Banuelos, RHP Zach McAllister, and OF Slade Heathcott, in that order.
The Yankees system is interesting to study. They have one of the best prospects in baseball in Jesus Montero, who has the offensive potential to be a superstar but no clear position. I'm confident enough in his bat to give him a straight Grade A even without a place for him to play. After Montero, things thin out quickly, but there are still a lot of interesting players here.
You can check out the rest of the top 20 here.

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