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Torres leads 6 Yanks on Top 100 Prospects list

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NEW YORK -- The Yankees continue to boast a wealth of riches in their farm system, seeing six of their prospects appear in the midseason installment of MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list. That includes infielder Gleyber Torres, who is rated the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball despite sustaining a season-ending injury to his left elbow.

As he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm, the result of a head-first slide into home plate, the 20-year-old Torres trails only Yoan Moncada of the White Sox and the Mets' Amed Rosario on MLBPipeline.com's list as the sport's most celebrated prospects. Torres hit .287/.383/.480 in 202 Minor League at-bats, including a .309 mark in 81 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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NEW YORK -- The Yankees continue to boast a wealth of riches in their farm system, seeing six of their prospects appear in the midseason installment of MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list. That includes infielder Gleyber Torres, who is rated the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball despite sustaining a season-ending injury to his left elbow.

As he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm, the result of a head-first slide into home plate, the 20-year-old Torres trails only Yoan Moncada of the White Sox and the Mets' Amed Rosario on MLBPipeline.com's list as the sport's most celebrated prospects. Torres hit .287/.383/.480 in 202 Minor League at-bats, including a .309 mark in 81 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Currently on the Yanks' active roster, outfielder Clint Frazier clocked in at No. 27. Frazier has been showcasing what general manager Brian Cashman touted as "legendary" bat speed since making his debut on July 1, batting .295/.302/.607 with 11 extra-base hits through his first 16 big league games.

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"I think he's much more athletic than people maybe give him credit for," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He runs extremely well. He's went first to third as well as anyone we've had. He's run the bases well, swung the bat well, and that's why I'm continuing to play him."

Midseason Top 100 Prospects | Yankees' Top 30

Right-hander Chance Adams is listed as the game's No. 63 prospect as he vies for a callup from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while outfielder Dustin Fowler -- lost to a season-ending injury in his big league debut on June 29 -- is No. 79.

Outfielder Estevan Florial, who represented the Yankees in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and is currently with Class A Charleston, is the game's No. 91 prospect. Left-hander Justus Sheffield, now with Double-A Trenton after being acquired with Frazier in last year's Andrew Miller trade, is No. 94.

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In addition to the six previously mentioned players, infielder Tyler Wade, infielder Jorge Mateo, infielder Miguel Andujar and right-hander Domingo Acevedo now round out the Yankees' Top 10 prospects. Right-handers Matt Sauer (No. 16) and Clarke Schmidt (No. 17), the team's top selections in the MLB Draft, have been added to the list after signing their first professional contracts.

Other new additions to the Yankees' Top 30 include: right-hander Zack Littell (No. 22), infielder Thairo Estrada (No. 23), outfielder Jake Cave (No. 24), infielder Hoy Jun Park (No. 25), right-hander Domingo German (No. 26), third baseman Dermis Garcia (No. 27), right-hander Ben Heller (No. 28) and outfielder Billy McKinney (No. 29).

The ranking of baseball's top prospects is done by MLBPipeline.com Draft and prospect experts Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum, who compile input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players' skill sets, upsides, proximity to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. Only players with rookie status are eligible for the list. Players who were at least 23 years old when they signed and played in leagues deemed to be professional (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba) are not eligible.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.

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