Yankees prospects who could have an impact in the Bronx in 2018

Greetings Yankees fans!  I hope you all are as excited about the Bombers’ future as I am! There is a phrase that I often reference “The Future Is Bright In The Bronx.” Below you will find a list of the prospects I believe could be a part of the major league roster next season and will have their presence known fast:
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Gleyber Torres (SS/2B/3B)
Let's get the most obvious one out of the way first. Gleyber Torres is the top ranked prospect in all of baseball.  Brian Cashman said the other day that Torres could push for a starting spot as early as Opening Day. He stated that second and third base are possibilities. If Torres hadn't gotten hurt in June (ironically my birthday), he would've been up a few weeks later, and, who knows, the Yankees might not have ever acquired Todd Frazier. If Torres isn't in the Bronx to start the season then he'll be up by June. The only question is what position he will be playing. Only time will tell.

Justus Sheffield (LHP)
For those of you unfamiliar with Justus Sheffield he was the headliner with Clint Frazier (more on him later) in the Andrew Miller trade. Some scouts have Sheffield projected as a guy with top of the rotation stuff. He's developed his slider into a filthy out pitch, and scouts watching him in the AFL say his fastball command has definitely improved. Depending on what the Yankees do rotation wise this offseason he could make the team out of camp; if not, we could see him up in May or June.  Along with Torres and a few others he's definitely untouchable.

Clint Frazier (OF)
I am going to be honest, Clint Frazier is my second favorite prospect after Torres.  I can't wait for both of them to be playing everyday in the Bronx. Cashman said the other day that the Yankees outfield is set with Aaron Judge (RF),  Aaron Hicks (CF), and Brett Gardner (LF) with Jacoby Ellsbury as the fourth outfielder. This means that Frazier is currently blocked.  I might be in the minority on this but I’m not big on Hicks.  He's too streaky and Frazier played 39 games with the Yankees.  During that time he went 31/134 with 9 doubles, 4 triples and 4 HRs. You're probably thinking that's streaky too, but the small sample impressed me enough to think he'll be a better big leaguer in the long run.
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Chance Adams (RHP)
Here is the wild card of the prospects. Three years ago, Chance Adams was a reliever, but the Bombers must have seen something and turned him into a starter. He's absolutely excelled winning 31 games and registering an ERA of 2.33. Despite doing that well, the Yankees have been hesitant to bring him up.  It’s just a hunch, but when he does get his chance, no pun intended, don't be surprised if it's as a reliever.

Miguel Andujar (3B)
From what I've read Miguel Andujar’s biggest weakness is his defense.  His bat is major league ready. In his big league debut, he went 3-4 with a double. On the season, he went 4-7 with two doubles. At the present moment, there isn't a spot for him with Chase Headley occupying third base (unless Torres unseats him).  Hypothetically speaking, if the Yanks don't add a veteran DH in the offseason maybe they will give Andujar the job.

Article by: Matt Donovan


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