Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Mid Season Top 30 Prospect List

It is that time of the year where releases their Mid Season Prospect Rankings. For the life of me I cannot find the pre-season/adjusted in season Top 30 rankings for the Yankees so I will not be able to do a full comparative of the previous list to this one just released. To no one's surprise the list opens up with the foursome of Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo and Greg Bird. I fully expect this same core to finish this season and open next season in this same range. Having said that this recent release of the list is a fair list. It is not the strongest showing in my opinion. Though they have brought in some interesting names. Looking forward to seeing if they can hold their current spots and make upward movement.

Some new faces have been added to this current ranking. Be it either via top draft picks or talent that has shown they have risen to their stock to get some light. 2015 draft picks James Kaprielian, Kyle Holder and Drew Finley debut in the upper half of the rankings.  Hoy Jun Park joins fellow 2014 IFA signees Juan De Leon & Dermis Garcia. A couple surprise names showed at the bottom of the list in Cale Coshow and Jordan Montgomery. Not surprises as they don't really belong on the list but more so because I thought some other guys would be on here that fell off. 

     Since being traded to the Yankees they thing of note that Domingo German has done was get TJ Surgery. Given the surgery I am still very surprised that his name is not on this list. He was a top 10-15 talent. Tyler Austin has had to fight some nagging injuries again. With the given injuries comes some struggles and at times these ranks are feast or famine. Nick Goody and Nick Rumbelow are former LSU Tigers with explosive arms and I thought we would see at least one of the two on this list. 

While there wasn't much room to move around in the top 4 spots. There was still plenty of room to move around in the lower rankings. Luis Torrens' stock took a hit after getting shoulder surgery. Miguel Andujar's early struggles bumped him down to the lower third of the rankings. While guys like Tyler Wade, Rookie Davis, Brady Lail & Dustin Fowler all made upward movement.

1. Luis Severino
2. Aaron Judge
3. Jorge Mateo
4. Greg Bird
5. James Kaprielian
6. Rob Refsnyder
7. Gary Sanchez
8. Eric Jagielo
9. Ian Clarkin
10. Jacob Lindgren
11. Tyler Wade
12. Rookie Davis
13. Kyle Holder
14. Brady Lail
15. Drew Finley
16. Mason Williams
17. Bryan Mitchell
18. Jake Cave
19. Hoy Jun Park
20. Dustin Fowler
21. Luis Torrens
22. Miguel Andujar
23. Juan De Leon
24. Dermis Garcia
25. Abiatal Avelino
26. Slade Heathcott
27. Ramon Flores
28. Jordan Montgomery
29. Cale Coshow
30. Domingo Acevedo


  1. Bruh, this is one of the posts where you need to show some (preferably previously unseen) cards. Makes it easier to absorb for us ;).

    1. im working on getting my Cert Autos of these prospects up.. if no Auto available for me ill see if i have something else