Torres continues to be one of the more highly-touted prospects in all of baseball. The 20-year-old is out for the season due to Tommy John surgery, but the Yankees still expect their talented young star to be an impact player at the big league level in the near future.
Prior to suffering the injury, Torres posted a slash line of .287/.383/.480 in 55 games between Double-A and Triple-A.
No. 27 Clint Frazier- Outfielder
As a main piece in the Andrew Miller trade last summer, Clint Frazier is already becoming a fan favorite in the Bronx.
The 22-year-old has provided a spark for the Yankees since being called up from Triple-A. In 16 games, Frazier has posted a slash line of .295/.302/.607. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions, and has shown great bat speed and athleticism in his short stint in the Bronx.
No. 63 Chance Adams- Starting Pitcher
With the big league club needing starting pitching help, Yankee fans have been vying for the organization to call-up Chance Adams.
The 22-year-old has dominated this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Through 19 starts, the right-hander has posted a 10-3 record with an astounding 1.92 ERA. In 103.1 innings pitched, Adams has struck out 99 batters.
With the club having an innings limit on the talented right-hander, it might not be likely that Adams finds himself in the big league starting rotation this season. However, it’s possible that the Yankees look for a way to have Adams impact the Major League roster at some point in the near future.
No. 79 Dustin Fowler- Outfielder
Fowler made his MLB debut on June 29, but his time in the big leagues was short-lived. During the first inning of his debut against the Chicago White Sox, Fowler crashed into the outfield wall in foul territory. Due to the collision, the 22-year-old ruptured his right patella tendon, ending his 2017 season.
Although he is out for the season, Fowler is still regarded as one of the game’s top prospects. In 70 games at the Triple-A level, the left-handed hitting outfielder posted a slash line of .293/.329/.542. Once he’s fully healed, expected Fowler to get an opportunity to impact the big league roster.
No. 91 Estevan Florial- Outfielder
Recently, Estevan Florial has begun to make a name for himself as one of the Yankees’ top prospects.
At just 19-years-old, Florial is having a really good season for Single-A Charleston. In 86 games, Florial has posted a slash line of .293./.372/.485. With his recent success, Florial has ascended his way not only into the Yankees top 30 prospect list, but into baseball’s top 100 prospect list.
No. 94 Justus Sheffield- Starting Pitcher
As another piece acquired in the Andrew Miller trade, Justus Sheffield rounds out the group of Baby Bombers on the top 100 prospect list.
The 21-year-old left-hander has spent the 2017 season with Double-A Trenton. In 16 starts, Sheffield has posted a 7-5 record with a 3.09 ERA. If he continues to have success in the minor leagues, Sheffield could definitely find his way to the Bronx soon.
Of the players left off the list, the most surprising is infielder Jorge Mateo. After being named to the preseason top 100 list, the 22-year-old fell off the updated midseason list. Mateo also dropped three spots on the Yankees top prospects list.
MLB Pipeline also released the top 30 prospects for each individual team. Prior to the season, the Yankees top 10 prospects looked like this:
The Yankees updated top prospect list has a bit of a new look.
Aaron Judge is not eligible for the list anymore due to his MLB service time. Blake Rutherford is also off the list, as he was recently traded to the Chicago White Sox.
In terms of moving up the list, Adams and Fowler both moved up five spots to the team’s No. 3 and No. 4 prospects respectively. Kaprielian had the biggest ranking drop, as he slid six spots and out of the organization’s top 10.
Click the links below to find the full rankings for both prospect lists: