May
28

Gary Sanchez ranks 16th on Keith Law’s updated top 25 prospect list

By

Keith Law posted an updated ranking of the top 25 prospects in the minor leagues today (subs. req’d), with the top spot belonging to Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras. Rangers SS Jurickson Profar was baseball’s top consensus prospect coming into the season, but he is ineligible the updated list because he’s currently in the big leagues. Twins OF Byron Buxton and Red Sox SS Xander Boegarts round out the top three.

C Gary Sanchez, who ranked 18th on Law’s preseason list, climbed two spots to 16th. “Although there’s still some question of whether he will remain a catcher long term, I think he’s going to stay there, as he’s enough of an athlete to become an adequate backstop in time — and his bat will be MVP-caliber for that position,” wrote Law. Sanchez is hitting .271/.345/.475 (131 wRC+) with eight homers in 199 plate appearances for High-A Tampa this year, and he’s in line for a midseason promotion to Double-A Trenton. That is probably a few weeks away. No other Yankee farmhands made the updated top 25.

Categories : Asides, Minors

28 Comments»

  1. So what is the general consensus of Law’s prospect rankings? Are they fair or does he tend to favor some teams prospects more than others?

  2. Hassey says:

    I’d love to see the Yankees have a Dirty Sanchez behind the plate for 15 years

  3. DERP says:

    He really only maintained his spot since two guys ahead of him on the original list (Profar, Fernandez) weren’t eligible. Not bad though.

    That is a really impressive jump for Buxton though.

  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Sanchez’s triple slash is almost like Jorge’s just not quite there on OBP. I think that’s a fair ceiling for him.

  5. Joe says:

    Higher than D’arnaud now!

  6. Gonzo says:

    I’m surprised we haven’t had a Xander Boegarts hater spotting yet. I’m impressed

  7. D-Lite says:

    I think he’s unnecessarily low on Sanchez’ defense. He’s become more than adequate back there.

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.