Here's where Yankees Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 5th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Yankees' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Anthony Volpe (MLB No. 8), SS -- Somerset (Double-A)
  2. Oswald Peraza (MLB No. 60), SS -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  3. Jasson Dominguez (MLB No. 61), OF -- Tampa (Single-A)
  4. Austin Wells (MLB No. 96), C -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  5. Trey Sweeney, SS -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  6. Ken Waldichuk, LHP -- Somerset (Double-A)
  7. Clarke Schmidt, RHP -- New York (MLB)
  8. Hayden Wesneski, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  9. Yoendrys Gomez, RHP -- Injured (elbow surgery)
  10. Luis Gil, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  11. Everson Pereira, OF -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  12. Luis Medina, RHP -- Somerset (Double-A)
  13. Roderick Arias, SS -- Dominican academy
  14. Oswaldo Cabrera, INF -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  15. Brock Selvidge, LHP -- Extended spring training
  16. Randy Vasquez, RHP -- Somerset (Double-A)
  17. Alexander Vargas, SS -- Tampa (Single-A)
  18. Brandon Lockridge, OF -- Somerset (Double-A)
  19. Antonio Gomez, C -- Tampa (Single-A)
  20. T.J. Sikkema, LHP -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  21. Brendan Beck, RHP -- Injured (Tommy John surgery)
  22. Beck Way, RHP -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  23. Justin Lange, RHP -- Extended spring training
  24. J.P. Sears, LHP -- New York (MLB)
  25. Cooper Bowman, 2B -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  26. Josh Breaux, C -- Somerset (Double-A)
  27. Elijah Dunham, OF -- Somerset (Double-A)
  28. Ron Marinaccio, RHP -- New York (MLB)
  29. Deivi García, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  30. Estevan Florial, OF -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)

Team to watch
Shortstop Anthony Volpe, MLB Pipeline's 2021 Hitting Prospect of the Year, will continue his development at Double-A Somerset. He'll be joined by left-hander Ken Waldichuk, who finished fourth in the Minors in strikeouts (163 in 110 innings) last year, and right-hander Luis Medina, who has some of the best pure stuff in the Minors.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Double-A Somerset
High-A Hudson Valley

New faces
Our top-rated prospect in the 2021-22 international class, shortstop Roderick Arias will make his pro debut at age 17 this summer. Right-hander Justin Lange, acquired last month from the Padres for Luke Voit, will head to Low-A Tampa after some time in extended spring training.

On the shelf
Right-hander Yoendrys Gomez had elbow surgery last August and should return in the first half of the season, likely at Low-A Tampa. A 2021 second-round pick out of Stanford, righty Brendan Beck had Tommy John surgery two months after signing, so his pro debut will be on hold until 2023.