New York Yankees top 10 prospects for 2020
Baseball Prospectus ranks 20-year-old RHP Deivi Garcia at the No. 1 spot
Last week the experts and insiders of Baseball Prospectus released their first top-10 ranking of next year's Yankees farmhands, and talented right-hander Deivi Garcia took the top spot.
At just 20 years old, Garcia skyrocketed up to the Triple-A level last season, and was one of the youngest players to compete at that level in 2019.
With 165 strikeouts in just 111 1/3 IP a year ago (13.3 K/9), Garcia's filthy stuff should make him one of the game's most exciting up-and-coming young arms.
At No. 2 on the list behind Garcia is 16-year-old wunderkind outfielder Jasson Dominguez, the prize of last summer's international prospect pool who ended up signing a club-record bonus worth more than $5 million.
Dominguez has been described as, "one of the best [prospects] to come out of the international market in recent years," and even without a full professional season under his belt is considered among the best young players in any MLB pipeline.
Rounding out Baseball Prospectus' top-three ranking of the Yankees farm system is Albert Abreu, another prolific strikeout machine who's averaged better than a strikeout per inning over his minor league career.
Abreu landed in the Yankees organization after a November 2016 trade that sent Brian McCann to the Houston Astros, and the 24-year-old righty could make his way to the upper levels of New York's farm system with a healthy start to the 2020 season.
The Yankees have benefitted from a prolific minor league pipeline over the last several seasons which has produced All-Stars like Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and others, and the front office and player development staff will surely hope that trend continues into the future.
For the rest of BP's top-10 Yankees prospects, see below.
1) RHP Deivi Garcia - 20 years old
2) OF Jasson Dominguez - 16 years old
3) RHP Albert Abreu - 24 years old
4) RHP Luis Medina - 20 years old
5) RHP Luis Gil - 21 years old
6) SS Anthony Volpe - 18 years old
7) OF Estevan Florial - 21 years old
8) 2B Ezequiel Duran - 20 years old
9) RHP Clarke Schmidt - 23 years old
10) OF Kevin Alcantara - 17 years old