Better prospects than steroids, right? Moundtalk – a site I just stumbled upon and liked what I saw – posted a list of the Top 100 Prospects in baseball. The list was actually compiled by the site’s readers, who submitted their individual lists and had them blended together. Yankee rankings and more after the jump:
#6 – Joba
#39 – Tabata
#42 – IPK
#46 – Ajax
#93 – Alan Horne
#100 – Betances
Over 120 people sent in their list, so there’s a good sampling of opinions here. The Yanks’ kids are placed in a representative spot with the exception of IPK, who should be in the top 25. You’d have to put together quite an argument to convince me that Fautino DeLosSantos, Gio Gonzalez, Eric Hurley and Justin frickin’ Masterson are better prospects than President Kennedy. Tabata’s a little low, but that’s nitpicking.
Update: One of their writer’s also makes an interesting case that the Yanks aren’t truly building a farm system, they’re just buying one.