Where Yanks' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Yanks' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:
1. (MLB No. 5), INF -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
2. Estevan Florial (MLB No. 44), OF -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv)
3. (MLB No. 48), LHP -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
4. (MLB No. 65), 3B -- New York Yankees (MLB)
5. (MLB No. 75), RHP -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv) -- DL
6. Chance Adams (MLB No. 76), RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
7. Luis Medina, RHP -- Extended spring training
8. Freicer Perez, RHP -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv)
9. , RHP -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
10. , SS/2B -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA) -- DL
11. , RHP -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
12. Matt Sauer, RHP -- Extended spring training
13. Clarke Schmidt, RHP -- Charleston RiverDogs (A) -- DL
14. , RHP -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv)
15. Trevor Stephan, RHP -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv)
16. Deivi Garcia, RHP -- Extended spring training
17. Cory Carroll, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
18. , RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
19. , OF -- New York Yankees (MLB) -- DL
20. Glenn Otto, RHP -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
21. Nolan Martinez, RHP -- Extended spring training
22. , RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
23. Dermis Garcia, 3B/1B -- Extended spring training
24. Everson Pereira, OF -- Extended spring training
25. Juan Then, RHP -- Extended spring training
26. Canaan Smith, OF -- Extended spring training
27. Nick Nelson, RHP -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
28. Trevor Lane, LHP -- Tampa Tarpons (A Adv)
29. , RHP -- New York Yankees (MLB) -- DL
30. Juan De Paula, RHP -- Extended spring training
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Team to watch
The Yankees might have baseball's deepest farm system and have spread their talent pretty evenly among their affiliates and their extended spring training program. High Class A Tampa stands out the most, with Florial and a second Top 100 Prospect in Abreu (currently sidelined after having his appendix removed in February). Perez, Loaisiga and Stephan give the Tarpons three more talented righties, of which New York seems to have an endless supply.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Trenton Thunder
Charleston RiverDogs
Staten Island Yankees
New faces
Two of New York's more significant signees from last summer have yet to make their pro debuts. Schmidt, a 2017 first-round choice, still is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last May. Pereira, the best prospect in the Yankees' banner 2017-18 international class, isn't quite 17 years old and will play his first game this summer in Rookie ball. Righty Then joined the organization as part of the trade with the Mariners in November.
On the shelf
Five of our Yankees top prospects are on various disabled lists: McKinney (sprained left shoulder joint) and Heller (bone spur in elbow) in New York, Estrada (gunshot wound in hip from a January robbery attempt) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Abreu at Tampa and Schmidt at low Class A Charleston. Garcia is nursing a minor injury in extended spring training but should join Charleston in the near future.