Where Yanks' top prospects are starting '21

May 4th, 2021

With the Minor League season opening on May 4, here's where the Yankees' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Jasson Dominguez (MLB No. 27), OF -- Extended Spring Training
  2. Clarke Schmidt (MLB No. 78), RHP -- Injured (elbow)
  3. Deivi Garcia, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  4. Oswald Peraza, SS -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  5. Luis Gil, RHP -- Somerset (Double-A)
  6. Austin Wells, C -- Tampa (Low-A)
  7. Luis Medina, RHP -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  8. Yoendrys Gomez, RHP -- Injured (sore arm)
  9. Alexander Vizcaino, RHP -- Injured (sore arm)
  10. Estevan Florial, OF -- Somerset (Double-A)
  11. Anthony Volpe, SS -- Tampa (Low-A)
  12. Kevin Alcantara, OF -- Extended Spring Training
  13. Alexander Vargas, SS -- Extended Spring Training
  14. Josh Smith, SS -- Injured (hand)
  15. Ezequiel Duran, 2B -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  16. T.J. Sikkema, LHP -- Injured (lat)
  17. Everson Pereira, OF -- Extended Spring Training
  18. Albert Abreu, RHP -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
  19. Josh Breaux, C -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  20. Brandon Lockridge, OF -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  21. Antonio Gomez, C -- Extended Spring Training
  22. Anthony Seigler, C -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  23. Trevor Hauver, 2B/OF -- Tampa (Low-A)
  24. Beck Way, RHP -- Extended Spring Training
  25. Ryder Green, OF -- Extended Spring Training
  26. Matt Sauer, RHP -- Tampa (Low-A)
  27. Ken Waldichuk, LHP -- Hudson Valley (High-A)
  28. Glenn Otto, RHP -- Somerset (Double-A)
  29. Jake Sanford, OF -- Tampa (Low-A)
  30. Hayden Wesneski, RHP -- Hudson Valley (High-A)

Team to watch

The Yankees sent five of their best position prospects to High-A Hudson Valley: shortstop Oswald Peraza, second baseman Ezequiel Duran, catchers Josh Breaux and Anthony Seigler and outfielder Brandon Lockridge. Few pitchers anywhere in the Minors can match right-hander Luis Medina's pure stuff, though he's still learning to harness it. Left-hander Ken Waldichuk and righty Hayden Wesneski are two more arms to watch.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Double-A Somerset
High-A Hudson Valley

New faces

New York hasn't acquired any significant prospects since the end of last season. Two of its three 2020 Draft picks, catcher Austin Wells and second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver, will make their pro debuts at Low-A Tampa.

On the shelf

The Yankees' best pitching prospect, right-hander Clarke Schmidt, went down with an elbow strain in late February, went on the big league 60-day injured list a month later and began a throwing program at the end of April. Righties Yoendrys Gomez (sore arm) and Alexander Vizcaino (sore arm), shortstop Josh Smith (hand) and left-hander T.J. Sikkema (lat) will miss the start of the Minor League season but New York hopes they'll join affiliates in the near future. Righty Beck Way and outfielder Ryder Green had minor ailments during Minor League camp, but they are healthy now and building themselves up in extended Spring Training.