In the past, I’ve generally not seen much of a point in doing pre-draft prospect rankings. After all, can you really have that much change between the time you do your preseason rankings and early June? Rather, is there going to be so much change that you need to do lists before and after the draft? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking anyone who does do it whatsoever, just saying that, most of the time, it wouldn’t occur to me to take the time to do one myself.
This year, however, there really has been kind of a lot of change in the Yankees’ system. Most notably of all, they’re added a top ten prospect as pitcher Rafael DePaula has finally gotten his visa issue scheduled, but there have been a number of notable performances amongst various other prospects, for better or worse, and this list really will look quite different from my preseason list in a few places. So, without further ado, here are my updated rankings of the Yankees’ top 30 prospect heading into tonight’s draft.