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Where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 5, 2017

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:1. Gleyber Torres -- Trenton Thunder (AA)

  1. Clint Frazier -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
  2. Blake Rutherford -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  3. Aaron Judge -- New York Yankees (MLB)

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. Gleyber Torres -- Trenton Thunder (AA)

  1. Clint Frazier -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
  2. Blake Rutherford -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  3. Aaron Judge -- New York Yankees (MLB)
  4. Jorge Mateo -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  5. James Kaprielian -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  6. Justus Sheffield -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
  7. Chance Adams -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
  8. Dustin Fowler -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
  9. Miguel Andujar -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
  10. Albert Abreu -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  11. Tyler Wade -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
  12. Jordan Montgomery -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
  13. Domingo Acevedo -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  14. Dillon Tate -- Extended spring camp
  15. Christopher Austin -- New York Yankees (MLB) -- DL
  16. Estevan Florial -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  17. Wilkerman Garcia -- Extended spring camp
  18. Nolan Martinez -- Extended spring camp
  19. Nick Solak -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  20. Ian Clarkin -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  21. Chad Green -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
  22. Zack Littell -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  23. Drew Finley -- Extended spring camp
  24. Kyle Holder -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
  25. Jonathan Holder -- New York Yankees (MLB)
  26. Donny Sands -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  27. Jorge Guzman -- Extended spring camp
  28. Freicer Perez -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
  29. Taylor Widener -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
    (Tampa's provisional roster isn't available yet, so we made an educated guess as to which prospects would wind up there and in extended spring camp.)
    Complete Yankees prospect coverage on MLBPipeline.com/Yankees
    Team to watch
    The Yankees have MLBPipeline's No. 2-ranked farm system, and with that type of talent, they are undoubtedly going to have some of the top MiLB teams, which is the case with Double-A Trenton. Not only do the Thunder boast Torres, the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball at shortstop, but they also have left-hander Sheffield and right-handers Adams and Green in the rotation. Andujar is one of the game's best third-base prospects.
    Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2017 season
    Teams on MiLB.TV
    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
    Trenton Thunder
    Charleston RiverDogs
    Staten Island Yankees
    New faces
    The Yankees revamped their farm system at last year's Trade Deadline, but they made a few moves over the offseason as well. New York acquired a trio of right-handers over the offseason: Abreu and Guzman from the Astros and Littell from the Mariners. Abrea and Guzman were part of the Brian McCann deal, while Littell was traded for James Pazos.
    On the shelf
    First baseman/outfielder Austin has been one of the Yankees' best hitting prospects when healthy -- but he has had a hard time staying healthy. He missed significant time each season from 2012-15, then broke the navicular bone in his left foot when he fouled a ball off it in mid-February. Instead of competing for regular playing time in New York, Austin is on the club's 60-day disabled list.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor