Midseason Update: Yankees top 30 prospects

This season, our prospect team consisting of five people ranked the top 40 prospects in the organization based on tools (skill set), player performance, and individual research. The five of us then collaborated, and the rankings were averaged out to form a consensus top 30 prospect list in the Yankees organization. We did the list during the preseason and wrote features on each of the top 30 prospects, as well as paragraphs about the 10 honorable mentions. Although we will not be doing midseason features on these players, the comprehensive list is below. We look forward to re-ranking the top 30 after the season, and again in February of 2017 which will include the player features and breakdowns.
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Top 30 Prospects in Yankees Organization

  1. Aaron Judge, OF
    • Preseason rank: 1
  2. Jorge Mateo, SS/2B
    • Preseason rank: 2
  3. Gary Sanchez, C
    • Preseason rank: 3
  4. James Kaprielian, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 4
  5. Domingo Acevedo, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 5
  6. Blake Rutherford, OF
    • Preseason rank: unranked (2016 1st round draft pick)
  7. Dustin Fowler, OF
    • Preseason rank: 7
  8. Ian Clarkin, LHP
    • Preseason rank: 9
  9. Wilkerman Garcia, SS
    • Preseason rank: 8
  10. Brady Lail, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 12
  11. Jake Cave, OF
    • Preseason rank: unranked (selected by Reds in Rule 5 draft; returned to Yankees from Reds)
  12. Chance Adams, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 18
  13. Jacob Lindgren, LHP
    • Preseason rank: 10
  14. Chad Green, RHP
    • Preseason rank: unranked
  15. Tyler Wade, SS/2B
    • Preseason rank: 14
  16. Luis Torrens, C
    • Preseason rank: 13
  17. Ben Gamel, OF
    • Preseason rank: 25
  18. Bryan Mitchell, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 17
  19. Drew Finley, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 15
  20. Tyler Austin, OF/1B/3B
    • Preseason rank: 30
  21. Luis Cessa, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 23
  22. Miguel Andujar, 3B
    • Preseason rank: unranked (honorable mention)
  23. Hoy Jun Park, SS
    • Preseason rank: 21
  24. Jonathan Holder, RHP
    • Preseason rank: 22
  25. Mason Williams, OF
    • Preseason rank: 16
  26. Nick Solak, 2B
    • Preseason rank: unranked (2016 2nd round draft pick)
  27. James Pazos, LHP
    • Preseason rank: 20
  28. Abiatal Avelino, SS/2B
    • Preseason rank: 26
  29. Thairo Estrada, SS/2B
    • Preseason rank: 19
  30. Jordan Montgomery, LHP
    • Preseason rank: unranked (honorable mention)

Dropped from rankings (preseason rank)
  • Vicente Campos (preseason #29)
  • Nick Rumbelow (preseason #28)
  • Cale Coshow (preseason #27)
  • Ty Hensley (preseason #24)
  • Slade Heathcott (preseason #11)

Graduated off prospect list
  • Rob Refsnyder (preseason #6)

New Additions to list
  • Blake Rutherford (#6)
  • Jake Cave (#11)
  • Chad Green (#14)
  • Miguel Andujar (#22)
  • Nick Solak (#26)
  • Jordan Montgomery (#30)

Trending upward in top 30
  • Blake Rutherford (1st round pick, already #6 prospect)
  • Ian Clarkin (preseason #9, now #8)
  • Brady Lail (preseason #12, now #10)
  • Chad Green (preseason unranked, now #14)
  • Chance Adams (preseason #18, now #12)
  • Luis Cessa (preseason #23, now #21)
  • Ben Gamel (preseason #25, now #17)
  • Nick Solak (2nd round pick, already #26 prospect)
  • Tyler Austin (preseason #30, now #20)
  • Jordan Montgomery (preseason honorable mention)

Trending downward, but still in top 30
  • Jacob Lindgren (preseason #10, now #13)
  • Luis Torrens (preseason #13, now #16)
  • Drew Finley (preseason #15, now #19)
  • Mason Williams (preseason #16, now #25)
  • Thairo Estrada (preseason #19, now #29)
  • James Pazos (preseason #20, now #27)

Close to cracking top 30
  • Josh Rogers
  • Cale Coshow
  • Nolan Martinez
  • Kyle Holder
  • Jeff Degano
  • Trey Amburgey

Prospect team: Chad Raines, Phil Akre, Julian Bussells, James Grande, Sammy Criscitello

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