Via MLBTR, the Yankees are among seven teams interested in 15-year-old (!!!) Mexican righty Luis Heredia, considered one of the top arms available on the international market this year. There’s a pretty big hurdle to clear though, the Mexican club that controls his rights has to make him available, and it could take upwards of $2MM to sign him. The Yanks have as strong a presence in Mexico as any team, especially with the success of Al Aceves to their credit.
Meanwhile, the Yanks lost out on another top international prospect when Carlos Matias agreed to a seven-figure deal with the Cardinals. The Yanks were supposedly in on the righty who flirts with triple-digits. Since they don’t pick until 32nd overall in Monday’s draft, it’s been speculated that the Yanks could walk away with two top talents during the July 2nd international signing period (sub. req’d). You can see video of this year’s top prospects at BA’s Prospects Blog, just scroll down a bit.