Here's the Yankees' Spring Breakout roster

March 7th, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Spencer Jones has heard the comparisons for more than a calendar year, beginning when the Yankees selected him 25th overall in the 2022 MLB Draft: “A left-handed Aaron Judge.” As a power-hitting outfielder from California, that shorthand sketch was probably inevitable.

But while Jones has fully embraced the opportunity to share a big league clubhouse with Judge and other established stars this spring, he is very much forging a unique path toward the Majors. That journey is set to continue on March 16, when Jones will participate in one of the inaugural Spring Breakout contests.

“It’s a cool comparison, but ultimately I want to become my own player and do the things that I know I do well,” Jones said. “Obviously, Aaron is one of the best in the game, and it’s humbling to be compared in that regard, but I’m just going to try to learn from him as much as possible and then do what I do best, which is play.”

The Yankees’ seven-inning Spring Breakout game is scheduled for March 16 at George M. Steinbrenner Field, when a squad of the Bombers’ top talent will host a team comprised of the best and brightest players with rookie eligibility from the Blue Jays.

That contest will be part of a doubleheader at "The Boss," following a 1:05 p.m. ET Grapefruit League game between New York and Toronto.

The Yankees are set to have three of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects in uniform for the Spring Breakout game: Jones (No. 84), shortstop Roderick Arias (No. 86) and right-handed pitcher Chase Hampton (No. 92).

“I think it’s going to be really good,” Hampton said. “It’s beneficial for the game. It showcases everybody’s top prospects and makes everybody want to watch them.”

How to tune in: MLB Network, MLB Digital (MLB.TV,, MLB App), YES Network, Jays Radio, ESPN+, Gameday

What is Spring Breakout? MLB Spring Breakout is a four-day event showcasing baseball’s future: the current stars of Minor League Baseball. The inaugural edition will be held from March 14-17 at Grapefruit and Cactus league stadiums during Spring Training. A series of 16 exhibition games will be played between teams comprised of each MLB organization’s top prospects, creating a new touchpoint on the baseball calendar that celebrates our sport’s budding talent.

Here's the Yankees' Spring Breakout roster with MLB Pipeline's rankings:

Chase Hampton, RHP, No. 4 (MLB No. 92)
Will Warren, RHP, No. 8
Henry Lalane, LHP, No. 9
Brock Selvidge, LHP, No. 11
Kyle Carr, LHP, No. 12
Carlos Lagrange, RHP, No. 17
Cade Smith, RHP, No. 25
Jack Neely, RHP, No. 26
Danny Watson, RHP, No. 30

Ben Rice, C/1B, No. 13
Agustin Ramirez, C, No. 22
Rafael Flores, C, NR

Roderick Arias, SS, No. 3 (MLB No. 86)
George Lombard Jr., SS, No. 7
Jorbit Vivas, 2B/3B, No. 16
Roc Riggio, 2B, No. 19
Jared Serna, 2B/SS, No. 20
Keiner Delgado, 2B/SS, No. 21
Caleb Durbin, INF, NR
Jesus Rodriguez, UTIL, NR
T.J. Rumfield, INF, NR
Enmanuel Tejeda, INF, NR

Spencer Jones, OF, No. 2 (MLB No. 84)
Everson Pereira, OF, No. 6
John Cruz, OF, No. 28
Anthony Hall, OF, No. 29
Jace Avina, OF, NR