Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yankees Top Twenty Prospects

New Year's is a time to look ahead at what the next 365 days will hold. To that end, John Sickels released his Top Twenty Yankee Prospects list on New Year's Eve. I don't necessarily agree with all of it, but Sickels is pretty sharp when it comes to all of this, and different people value prospects in different ways.

Here's the list:
  1. Jesus Montero
  2. Austin Romine
  3. Manny Banuelos
  4. Zach McAllister
  5. Slade Heathcott
  6. Marc Melancon
  7. Gary Sanchez
  8. JR Murphy
  9. Kevin De Leon
  10. D.J. Mitchell
  11. Wilkins De La Rosa
  12. David Adams
  13. Corban Joseph
  14. Adam Warren
  15. Neil Medchill
  16. David Phelps
  17. Andrew Brackman
  18. Jose Ramirez
  19. Jeremy Bleich
  20. Bryan Mitchell
Not ranked, but receiving honorable mention, was Brandon Laird. Laird made other news last week, as he, his brother Gerald, and a third individual were all arrested following a fight at a Phoenix Suns game. Perhaps Laird will spend 2010 with Rick Vaughn playing in the Penal League.