Jackson named 27th best prospect in baseball


The fine folks at have started to release their list of the top 50 prospects in the game. As the title says, Austin Jackson came in at number 27, right alongside some big names like Tommy Hanson, Lars Anderson and Eric Hosmer. Jesus Montero was ranked #40, between Jeremy Hellickson and Adam Miller. No other Yanks’ farmhands are expected to the make the list, which be fully released over the rest of the week.

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  • A.D.

    Samardzjia at 50, he really boosted his stock last year.

    Does he go starter or reliever long term? Or will we see the great Samardzjia debate in Chicago

    • Mike Pop

      Didnt we already hear that from John Kruk on baseball tonight

  • TurnTwo

    what was the highest Eric Duncan ever got?

  • Eric

    I hope he gets a cup of coffee at the end of the year.

  • Nady Nation

    I’m rather uninspired by A-Jax’s ranking.

    • Rob

      He’s got to learn plate discipline to be a true upper crust prospect. If he does, the power will come.

      • Nady Nation


        • pat

          haha i got u nady dont worry.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones
  • E-ROC

    Mike, what is your take on the placement of the Yankee prospects on the list?

    • Mike A.

      Jackson is in the right spot, Montero could be a little bit higher, 34 or 35. Can’t really complain about that though.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Damn, that Kyle Blanks kid looks massive.

    • Mike A.

      He makes Prince Fielder look like Brett Gardner.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Also, Brett Wallace is has the classic grown-up fatkid look going…

    • Chris

      And think, Brackman is even bigger….

    • christopher

      so when does that make adrian gonzalez available?

  • pat

    Tim Beckham at 22? I dont care if he was the 1st pick hes straight outta highschool and wasnt exactly overwhelming when he played. Seems a little high in my estimation.

    • Mike Pop

      But then again what do you know ?

      • pat

        That was going to be my last sentence, but I hit send by accident oh well.

        • Mike Pop


          • Bo

            He was the #1 pick for a reason right?

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Has Montero worn #35 at all levels? Does he have an attachment to the number, or is it just what they gave him?

    I can’t wait for Montero to be called up and all the Moose-lovers to boo the fuck out of him for desecrating sacred #35.

    Or, the Ralph Houk lovers…

    • Mike A.

      That’s probably just what they gave him. The only minor leaguer I’ve ever heard about that made a big stink about his number was Joba.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

        Did you notice that on Montero’s prospect page, there’s a link to buy a signed Montero bat? I didn’t see that on other pages…

        The New York Yankees®: We make money, bitches.™

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Watching that video of Austin Jackson with his baggy uniform and #21 flying around the bases on that triple, one thing leaped into my mind:

    Deion Sanders.

    I don’t know how to feel about that.

    • Bo

      We’ve always needed a shutdown corner.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        We’ve always needed a shutdown corner. since we released Deion.


  • mustang

    Mike A.
    I have a question is Austin Jackson better, equal or less then any of main prospect that were report in offers to the Padres for Peavy?

    • Mike A.

      Of the names we’ve heard, I’d rank them:

      1. Jason Heyward
      2. Tommy Hanson
      3. Jackson
      4. Josh Vitters
      5. Tyler Flowers

      • mustang

        Thank you

      • TheLastClown

        And isn’t Flowers headed to the ChiSox for Javy?

        • Mike A.

          Yeah, but he was mentioned as a player the Padres were targeting in a Peavy deal.

  • Conan the Barack O’Brian

    What do you guys make of this new MLBTR bit on Sheets? Rosenthal thinks he’ll accept arbitratrion with the Brewers…teh Breerws?/????/

  • J.R.

    Watch AJax at the plate, doesn’t that approach remind you of sheffield, jsut a little less wrists?

    Not a projection comparison just stance and swagger at the plate.

    • pete

      yeah a bit plus a huge a-rod kick but no projections there