Yankees place 15th in Kevin Goldstein’s organization rankingsBy
Kevin Goldstein published his organizational rankings today, with the Yankees coming in right in the middle of the pack at #15. “There is plenty to dream about in terms of young talent,” wrote KG, “but other than (Manny) Banuelos and (Dellin) Betances, the upper levels are bereft of quick help.” The post is free for all, you don’t need a subscription.
The Yankees placed tenth on Keith Law’s organizational rankings, and there really isn’t a ton of difference between #10 and #15. That said, being a top ten system is preferable to being a middle of the road system. Baseball America had the Yankees sixth in the 2012 Prospect Handbook, but those rankings were compiled before Jesus Montero was traded away. They’ll likely fall into that 10-15 range when the revised rankings are posted later this month. That sounds about right to me, but then again I’m biased.