Baseball America’s look at the top 20 prospects in each minor league continued today with the High-A Florida State League, but no Yankees farmhands made the list. The Tampa Yanks were pretty barren this year, but I thought Brett Marshall had a decent chance of making it. I thought wrong, apparently.
In the subscriber-only chat, Jim Shonerd said that the Yankees didn’t have anyone really close to the list. Abe Almonte “did get some mention as a guy who can run and throw and has some strength.” So much for that. The next top 20 list relevant to the Yankees is the Double-A Eastern League, which comes out tomorrow. Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos are shoo-ins, and both Austin Romine and Corban Joseph have non-zero chances of cracking the list as well. Also, just a reminder, the Arizona Fall League season starts tomorrow. The Yankees are sending seven players to the desert this year, including Joseph.