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    Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    I also look forward to prospects list in the off season. I love to see how other people stack up the Yankees prospects compared to how I do. Here's just my top 11 for now. I have a top 60 but I might move some guys around. This top 11 is pretty much as solid as I get though.

    1. Jesus Montero C
    2. Manny Banuelos LHP
    3. Dellin Betances RHP
    4. Gary Sanchez C
    5. Mason Williams CF
    6. Ravel Santana CF
    7. Hector Noesi RHP
    8. JR Murphy C
    9. Austin Romine C
    10. Slade Heathcott CF
    11. Dante Bichette Jr 3B

    Please post your own and if you have any comments post away!

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    bichette should be higher
    always reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by awy View Post
    bichette should be higher
    I can see your reasoning. I do have Santana 6th so Bitchette should get some love too, but Santana has some serious tools. Slade as well and I am a big Slade fan for some reason. Where would you have him, 7th, 8th?

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    actually i'm not sure if you are discounting bichette because his performance was against very low level pitching, so his 'messy' swing is not yet tested. i can see putting him lower, but power is becoming a premium right now and this is one of the few power prospects we've got with a pretty high offensive ceiling.

    as far as ranking goes, i prefer to think of guys in categories classified by their ceiling grade. he'd be a risky/projection heavy upper level prospect.

    i mean, if he replicates his performance at a higher level, he'd have much more room for a rise on these rankings due to his power ceiling.
    always reasonable

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    I do look at upside and ceiling though. I think thats why I have Slade Heathcott in the top 10. Plus like I said he's one of my favorite prospects for one reason or another.

    Do you have a top 10?

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    Your post was not directed to me, but I want to chime in. I like your list, and it is hard to argue where you have placed guys. Sanchez may be a drop higher then I would expect, but he really was coming around just before he got hurt last year. No telling what his final stats would have been if he remained healthy.

    Heathcott, to me, is one of those guys who, because of his injuries, and attitude issues last year, seems like in 2 - 3 years he will either be a top 3 prospect knocking on the Yankees door, or out of the system. You know the type I am referring to.

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    No it was directed towards anyone. Thanks for adding to the convo! Yeah I agree on Heathcott.... but his tools are just too much to write off right now. I think they just should not give him redbull anymore. He plays too 'all out' and ends up hurting himself. Similar to Sizemore. I think Sizemore is a deadon comp for Heathcott tho. Power potential although he might be a 15 homerun guy now. He's got speed, good defense, might strike out a bit too much and play too hard which causes him to get hurt.

    As for Sanchez I don't give him getting cocky for a few games a second thought. He's 18 years old, has millions of dollars, has great talent. IMO we put all these guys into the same boat and try to compare them, meaning American guys out of college and high school and 16 year olds form South America. We do it to a bit too much since they come from different cultures. I've said it on here before, if I was in Sanchez spot, I'd get upset as well. Sanchez had great power numbers for his age and the league he was in. Remeber he's only 18 and was in A ball. I think Sanchez at 4 is where it should be, even could make a case for 3 over Betances.

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    Not sure what the exact qualifications are but I'm taking Noesi off just cause he's had a good amount of ML experience.

    Here's my list:
    1. Montero
    2. ManBan
    3. Betances
    4. Sanchez
    5. Williams
    6. Santana
    7. Bichette
    8. Warren
    9. Romine
    10. Slade
    11. Murphy
    12. Adams- he's going to be healthy this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primetime714 View Post
    8. Warren
    12. Adams- he's going to be healthy this year.
    Nice list. I have Warren 12th and Adams somewhere in the 20s haha. I wish Adams luck on being healthy. Guy can hit! I remember when he was really breaking out my friend was trying to convince me of trading Cano and calling up Adams haha. Do you see them trading him or maybe calling him up as a 2B/3B bat on the bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    Nice list. I have Warren 12th and Adams somewhere in the 20s haha. I wish Adams luck on being healthy. Guy can hit! I remember when he was really breaking out my friend was trying to convince me of trading Cano and calling up Adams haha. Do you see them trading him or maybe calling him up as a 2B/3B bat on the bench?
    Probably trade bait, he was already almost traded once (for Lee). That said we figured Nunez would be trade bait and he's hung around quite a while. If a good trade opportunity doesn't come up I could see him in line for a utility role late this year or next year.

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    No one else has a list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    No one else has a list?
    Don't we usually start this as a poll format over the course of a month or so, going up to 100?
    Don't tease me, you know what I do for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Don't we usually start this as a poll format over the course of a month or so, going up to 100?
    Yeah, but I think the person who does that isn't around anymore. 100 seems like overkill to me anyway. 50 would be better. I wouldn't mind doing the polls but I don't know how to do the pdf sheets the other guy had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Don't we usually start this as a poll format over the course of a month or so, going up to 100?
    there was already a "mid-season" ranking, which was essentially done at the end of the minor league season. even top 50 is too much for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    Yeah, but I think the person who does that isn't around anymore. 100 seems like overkill to me anyway. 50 would be better. I wouldn't mind doing the polls but I don't know how to do the pdf sheets the other guy had.
    after 15-20 there is really no difference in the prospects
    "Williams could be the Yankees' next great homegrown center fielder. "-BA

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    What happened to everyone that used to post here? I recall there being a ton more active posters here, now that we actually have prospects to talk about a deep system seems like everyone left the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    What happened to everyone that used to post here? I recall there being a ton more active posters here, now that we actually have prospects to talk about a deep system seems like everyone left the site.
    dunno, but this place is usually pretty quiet in the off season till the top 10's start hitting the NY-Bos area
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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    No one else has a list?
    Alright, I'll play. I haven't done much research though, so take it with a grain of salt.

    1. Montero
    2. Banuelos
    3. Betances
    4. Sanchez
    5. Williams
    6. Santana
    7. Romine
    8. Bichette
    9. Murphy
    10. Heathcott

    I didn't consider Noesi because of his ML-experience, although I'm not 100% sure he would've even been in the top-10.

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    wow you're really down on Noesi. I won't be shocked to see him 6th on BA's list. Good list tho.

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    I don't think I'm gonna list noesi on mine, but if I did it would make it so much easier. I plan on posting my top 10 soon ( still trying to nail down #10) with descriptions and analysis soon.
    "Williams could be the Yankees' next great homegrown center fielder. "-BA

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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    1. Jesus Montero C
    2. Manny Banuelos LHP
    3. Dellin Betances RHP
    4. Gary Sanchez C
    5. Mason Williams CF
    6. Ravel Santana CF
    7. Hector Noesi RHP
    8. JR Murphy C
    9. Slade Heathcott CF (I moved slade up one cause he's got a cool name haha)
    10. Austin Romine C
    11. Dante Bichette Jr 3B
    12.Brett Marshall RHP
    13. Adam Warren RHP
    14. Tyler Austin 3B (Might be my favorite prospect)
    15. Rafeal DePaula RHP (If he was in the states right now he might be 6th for me)
    16. Angelo Gumbs SS/2B/CF (Predicting a 2011 breakout year)
    17. David Phelps RHP
    Hiroyuki Nakajima If he signs, then I'd throw him in here
    18. Claudio Custodio SS
    19. Cito Culver SS
    20. Taylor Morton RHP (Morton and Mitchell was a coin flip for me, went with Morton cause he's younger)
    21. Bryan Mitchell RHP
    22. Jake Cave CF
    23. David Adams 2B
    24. Mark Montgomery RHRP
    25. Jordan Cote RHP
    26. Corban Joseph 2B
    27. Zoilo Almonte OF
    28. DJ Mitchell RHP
    29. Ramon Flores LF
    30. Greg Bird C
    31. Matt Duran 3B
    32. Isaias Tejada C
    33. Graham Stoneburner RHP
    34. Gabriel Encinas LHP
    35. Jose Rosario 2B
    36. Wilmer Romero CF (I've heard good things about him over the winter, big IFA signing from 2010 IIRC)
    37. Chase Whitley RHRP
    38. Melky Mesa OF
    39. Abraham Almonte CF
    40. Jose Ramirez RHP
    41. Brandon Laird 3B (Never really liked him)
    42. Nik Turley LHP
    43. Rob Segedin 3B
    44. Ben Gamel LF
    45. Brandon Pinder RHRP
    46. Daniel Camarena RHP
    47. Yeicok Calderon RF
    48. Evan Rutckyj LHP
    49. Rookie Davis RHP
    50. Mikey O'Brien RHP
    51. Zach Nuding RHP
    52. Robert Lyerly 1B/3B
    53. Daniel Burawa RHRP
    54. Jairo Heredia RHP
    55. Daniel Lopez
    56. Justin James OF
    57. Brett Gerritse RHP
    58. Josh Romanski LHP
    59. Caleb Cotham RHP
    60. Connor Mullee RHRP (I hope he comes back from his injury stronger than ever)
    61. Eduardo Sosa OF

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    1. Jesus Montero C
    2. Manny Banuelos LHP
    3. Dellin Betances RHP
    4. Gary Sanchez C
    5. Mason Williams CF
    6. Ravel Santana CF
    7. Dante Bichette 3B
    8. Slade Heathcott CF
    9. Austin Romine C
    10. JR Murphy C
    11. David Adams 2B
    12. Adam Warren RHP
    13. Tyler Austin 3B
    14. Angelo Gumbs 2B/CF
    15. Ramon Flores LF
    16. Bryan Mitchell RHP
    17. Greg Bird C/1B
    18. Corban Joseph 2B
    19. Jake Cave CF
    20. Cito Culver SS
    21. Brett Marshall RHP
    22. Jordan Cote RHP
    23. DJ Mitchell RHP
    24. Matt Tracy LHP
    25. Jose Ramirez RHRP
    26. Mark Montgomery RHRP
    27. Branden Pinder RHRP
    28. Jose Rosario SS
    29. Matt Duran 3B
    30. Daniel Camarena LHP
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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    Good list there, similar top 13. Not a David Phelps fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHugeUnit2 View Post
    Good list there, similar top 13. Not a David Phelps fan?
    When I read about David Phelps, he sounds almost exactly like Daniel McCutchen and the buzz he received when he was slightly well regraded in the Yankee system. Nothing in his arsenal stands-out, he's more of a flyball pitcher and he gives up a lot of hits but he does have exceptional command. We've seen a lot of similar pitchers pass through without much success and I just don't see him as much more than a emergency spot starter or complementary trade chip for the Yankees (haven't heard him being valued much outside the organization but the Pirate's like these low cost lottery tickets of ours). Maybe 5-6 years ago, he would be a Top 15 prospect but with the depth they have now, he's buried.
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    Re: Your 2012 Top Yankees Prospects List

    Where would you have him? 30 to 35? ...or even down lower?

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