Yanks shut out of BA’s top 20 FSL prospects


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.

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  • Pants Lendelton

    I figured Zolio Almonte would have at the very least made the honorable mention or 15-20 but I guess Tampa didn’t really have any worthwhile prospects at that level.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I don’t know what their playing time requirement is, but Zoilo might not have had enough at-bats to qualify for the list.

  • Pants Lendelton

    … Damn , that’s a very very strong list of prospects as well.

    Hopefully Jose Ramirez has a breakout season next year in the FSL.

  • Brian S.

    Brett Marshall was squeezed! Oh well, he will show them what’s up in Trenton next season.

  • Plank

    Where do you think the Yankees farm system will rank compared to last year? Last offseason they seemed to get more hype, but this year seems to have more prospects at the rookie level and more usable parts in terms of helping the 2012 club.