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  1. 1. Jasson Dominguez | OF
    Jasson Dominguez
    Born: Feb 7, 2003
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2019.
    Signed By: Juan Rosario/Lorenzo Piron/Edgar Mateo.
    Minors: .252/.353/.379 | 5 HR | 9 SB | 206 AB

    Hitting: 60. Power: 70. Run: 70. Fielding: 60. Arm: 60.
    Track Record: Dominguez was one of the Yankees' most celebrated international signings ever and garnered a $5.1 million bonus that tied him with the Athletics' Robert Puason for the highest in the 2019 international class. It was also the highest bonus the Yankees have ever paid to an amateur. Dominguez showed early hints of his potential as a 13-year-old when he homered on the first pitch of a tryout and ran a 6.4-second 60-yard dash. His expected U.S. debut in 2020 was as anticipated as any Yankees prospect's over the last decade, but it was delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Scouting Report: Dominguez is as tooled up as any prospect in baseball. All five of his tools show plus potential, with his power and speed garnering double-plus grades that have the Yankees dreaming of a potential 30-30 player. Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland said Dominguez has “possibly the best combination of tools and performance that I've run across.” Dominguez is extremely physical despite not being completely filled out, and the Yankees note that he tackles two-a-day workouts like a high school football player. Dominguez's bat speed is already as explosive as any player in the organization, with one evaluator comparing it to Clint Frazier, whose bat speed was labeled “legendary” by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Beyond his pure bat speed, the switch-hitting Dominguez's bat paths from both sides allow the barrel to get to the strike zone quickly and stay there for a long time. He has already produced exit velocities up to 108 mph from both sides of the plate. Dominguez's offensive potential is tremendous, but he still needs more experience against pitches other than fastballs. He spent part of the shutdown hitting off pitching machines that throw breaking balls in order to help him get used to making better swing decisions. Defensively, Dominguez has experience at shortstop, but the Yankees preferred him in center field because of his 70-grade speed and an advanced feel for route-running in the outfield. His arm ranks as plus not only for its strength but also for the accuracy of his throws.

    The Future: After a lost season due to the coronavirus, Dominguez will get a second crack at officially starting his first pro season in 2021. Once he debuts, he should move through the system quickly and could become one of baseball's next great Latin American stars.

  2. 2. Anthony Volpe | SS
    Anthony Volpe
    Born: Apr 28, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: HS-- Morristown, N.J., 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Matt Hyde.
    Minors: .294/.423/.604 | 27 HR | 33 SB | 412 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Volpe was part of a Delbarton High team that featured righthander Jack Leiter and the son of former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. The Yankees drafted Volpe in the first round, No. 30 overall, and signed him for just under $2.75 million. A case of mononucleosis limited Volpe's pro debut to 34 games at Rookie-level Pulaski, then he didn't play in 2020 with the minor league season canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Volpe has an innate ability to square balls up and produce quality contact. His main goal during the shutdown was to add strength to his lean frame, and the Yankees say he's added 15 pounds of muscle since being drafted. Volpe needs to continue to get stronger to impact the ball more, but he has the tools to hit for average. Defensively, Volpe earns high marks for his quickness and instincts at shortstop and shows enough arm strength to stick at the position in the long-term. He's an above-average runner.

    THE FUTURE: Volpe will still be 19 on Opening Day and has time on his side to make the needed physical gains. Depending on his camp performance, he'll open in either extended spring training or low Class A.

  3. 3. Oswald Peraza | SS
    Oswald Peraza
    Born: Jun 15, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 186
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2016.
    Signed By: Roney Calderon/Jose Gavidia.
    Minors: .294/.355/.483 | 18 HR | 36 SB | 445 AB

    Hitting: 50. Power: 40. Run: 60. Fielding: 60. Arm: 60.
    Track Record: Signed for $175,000 in the same international class as righthander Roansy Contreras and shortstop Jose Devers, Peraza spent the first few years of his career impressing evaluators with his tools despite middling production at the lower levels. The Yankees did not include him on their 60-man player pool because he had yet to play above low Class A, so he didn't get any formal, in-person instruction in 2020 after the coronavirus shutdown.

    Scouting Report: Peraza's top skill is his ability to put the barrel on the ball. He consistently produces louder exit velocities than his small stature would suggest, including a peak velocity of 110 mph. He overwhelmingly hits singles, but Peraza has worked hard with instructors to put the ball in the air more so his hard contacts will go deep into the outfield. Defensively, Peraza is a twitchy athlete with smooth actions at shortstop, excellent range, a quick transfer and strong arm. Those ingredients will keep him at the position as a potential plus defender. He is a plus runner who stole 23 bases in 30 attempts in 2019.

    The Future: Peraza may deal with some rust after a season-long layoff. He is likely to open the year at high Class A once the minor leagues get rolling. .

  4. 4. Luis Gil | RHP
    Luis Gil
    Born: Jun 3, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2014.
    Signed By: Luis Lajara (Twins).
    Minors: 5-1 | 3.76 ERA | 116 SO | 43 BB | 79 IP

    Fastball: 70. Slider: 50. Changeup: 50. Control: 45.
    Track Record: Gil signed with the Twins for $90,000 in 2014 and was traded to the Yankees for outfielder Jake Cave before the 2018 season. He took off after the trade and rose to high Class A Tampa in 2019, earning a place on the Yankees' 40-man roster after the season. He spent 2020 at the alternate training site building on previous developmental gains.

    Scouting Report: Gil is a power-armed righthander with an upper-90s fastball. The Yankees worked with him at the alternate site to give the pitch riding life at the top of the zone while weeding out the version that bleeds into two-seam territory, helping it move toward its plus-plus potential. Gil's slider is a new addition to his arsenal, replacing his curveball, and ranges from 82-88 mph while showing average promise with more development. The Yankees like the movement and shape of Gil's low-90s changeup, but would like to see him execute the pitch more consistently. To that end, they asked him to shift the way he holds the changeup in an effort to make it more enticing to batters than it currently is. Gil has long struggled with walks and needs a lot of work to reach even average control.

    The Future: Gil gained valuable experience at the alternate training site. He has a chance to reach Double-A in 2021. .

  5. 5. Luis Medina | RHP
    Luis Medina
    Born: May 3, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Juan Rosario.
    Minors: 6-4 | 3.39 ERA | 133 SO | 60 BB | 107 IP

    Fastball: 70. Changeup: 60. Curveball: 70.Control: 40.

    TRACK RECORD: Medina already touched 100 mph by the time he was 16 years old and signed with the Yankees for $280,000 out of the Dominican Republic. Medina has continued to throw hard in pro ball, but his control has been non-existent and he has yet to advance past high Class A. The Yankees still added Medina to the 40-man roster after the 2019 season and brought him to the alternate training site in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Medina has the best pure stuff in the Yankees' system. All three of his pitches are potentially plus, including an upper-90s fastball that peaked at 102 mph at the alternate site and a double-plus, hammer curveball. But that stuff is a tease more often than not because of his poor command and control. He has averaged 7.1 walks per nine innings in his career with a heavy dose of wild pitches annually. Medina began showing improvement with decreased fastball usage but still needs more work. Medina controls his changeup best of his three pitches and often uses the potential plus offering to get back in counts.
    THE FUTURE: Medina has a long way to go to get to even playable control, but his stuff will buy him time. He may see Double-A in 2021.

  6. 6. Trey Sweeney | SS
    Trey Sweeney
    Born: Apr 24, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 200
    Minors: .261/.384/.548 | 7 HR | 4 SB | 115 AB

    Sweeney is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound infielder who ranks among the top of the bat-first, tweener profile players in the draft. He's been a shortstop at Eastern Illinois and was previously viewed as a player who would not stick at the position and would eventually move to a corner or become more of a utility player, but he showed improvements this season at the position. He's an average athlete with a plus arm, and he's shown the ability to get to power, but the hit tool is what has most impressed. Sweeney controls the zone, has good bat-to-ball skills, and makes hard contact. For the Panthers this year he slashed .382/.522/.712 with 14 homers in 48 games, walking 46 times with just 24 strikeouts. Scouts have wondered what he might do against tougher competition on a consistent basis, but he continued to show up when he did come across tough arms. He has a big leg kick and a big bat tip in a noisy swing, but if he's able to quiet it down, what he does at the plate could translate to the next level. He showed fewer holes in the swing on the outer half this season and he's done a better job of keeping his barrel in the zone. Sweeney has been an impressive college shortstop and has a long track record of production and steady play.

  7. 7. Deivi Garcia | RHP
    Deivi Garcia
    Born: May 19, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 167
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Miguel Benitez.
    Minors: 3-7 | 6.83 ERA | 96 SO | 68 BB | 90 IP

    Fastball: 55. Curveball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 55.
    Track Record: Garcia opened 2020 at the Yankees' alternate training site in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and made his big league debut on Aug. 30, capping a storybook rise after he signed for $200,000 as a 16-year-old in 2015. Garcia finished strong enough to earn a spot on the Yankees' postseason roster and started Game 2 of the American League Division Series, albeit for only one inning as an opener.

    Scouting Report: Garcia emerged a changed pitcher in 2020. The Yankees shifted him toward the first base side of the rubber to get more on line toward home plate and toned down the rotational elements of his delivery. The result was substantially improved control, which in turn helped his stuff play better. Garcia worked to add more ride to his 91-93 mph fastball that touches 95, helping it play up beyond its pure velocity. The process of adding a slider at the end of 2019 caused Garcia's curveball to lose some of its bite, but once the pitch was re-shaped, it resembled the potential plus offering he had shown in the past. Garcia's changeup was his most frequently used secondary pitch in the majors, with its 11 mph separation from his fastball helping it garner a 29% whiff rate.

    The Future: Garcia is in line for a full-time rotation spot in 2021. He should break camp with the big league team.

  8. 8. Clarke Schmidt | RHP
    Clarke Schmidt
    Born: Feb 20, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: South Carolina, 2017 (1st round).
    Signed By: Billy Godwin.
    Minors: 0-2 | 2.81 ERA | 42 SO | 11 BB | 32 IP

    Fastball: 60. Curveball: 60. Changeup: 45. Control: 50.
    Track Record: The Yankees drafted Schmidt 16th overall in 2017 knowing he would need Tommy John surgery. He missed most of 2018 recovering but returned fully healthy in 2019 and bullied his way to Double-A. The Yankees called Schmidt up for his big league debut in September out of the bullpen, and he made his first big league start on Sept. 27.

    Scouting Report: Schmidt initially dominated hitters with a powerful two-seam fastball and a filthy power curveball thrown in the mid 80s. The Yankees used the downtime during the coronavirus shutdown to give him a four-seamer, which gave him a pitch that played better against lefthanded hitters as well as an offering that rode up in the zone to pair with his signature curveball. Schmidt throws both fastballs in the 95 mph range, but they really just set up his power curve. It's a tight-spinning weapon that averages 3,085 rpms and dives straight down, garnering a 44% whiff rate in the majors. It's a consensus plus pitch that batters can't help but swing over the top of. Schmidt rounds out his arsenal with a seldom-used, high-80s changeup that doesn't fool lefties and needs a lot of work.

    The Future: Schmidt will look to cement a spot in the Yankees' rotation in 2021. He has barely pitched above the Class A levels and may need more time in the minors. .

  9. 9. Yoendrys Gomez | RHP
    Yoendrys Gomez
    Born: Oct 15, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2016.
    Signed By: Alan Atacho.
    Minors: 0-0 | 3.42 ERA | 29 SO | 9 BB | 24 IP

    Fastball: 60. Curveball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 50. Control: 55.
    Track Record: After his projectable body and fastball earned him a $50,000 signing bonus, Gomez quickly began impressing evaluators. He bypassed the short-season New York-Penn League on the way to low Class A in 2019 and whiffed just less than a batter an inning. Gomez's 2020 season was wiped out by the pandemic, but he spent the time away working remotely with Yankees minor league pitching coach Dustin Glant.

    Scouting Report: Gomez has a lean body and a whippy arm to go with broad shoulders that lead evaluators to believe he could gain more strength, which is exactly what the Yankees want him to do. The gains he made over the offseason helped bump his average fastball velocity to 95 mph in the few innings he got in spring training. He had also been working with the Yankees' pitching development team to add a slider to what had been an arsenal of fastball, curveball and changeup. Evaluators who saw Gomez last year projected his low-80s curveball as a potential plus pitch, while they wanted to see more consistency from his changeup. A polished strike-thrower, Gomez must improve the quality of his strikes.

    The Future: Gomez was not at the alternate training site this year and should return to low Class A in 2021. .

  10. 10. Austin Wells | C
    Austin Wells
    Born: Jul 12, 1999
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: Arizona, 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: Troy Afenir.
    Minors: .264/.390/.476 | 16 HR | 16 SB | 382 AB

    Hitting: 60. Power: 55. Run: 50. Fielding: 40. Arm: 45.
    Track Record: Wells attended Las Vegas high school powerhouse Bishop Gorman, then matriculated to Arizona, where his father played. Wells was a draft-eligible sophomore who produced with the Wildcats following a standout summer in the Cape Cod League. The Yankees, who drafted Wells in the 35th round in 2018, saw fit to pick him again at No. 28 overall and signed him for $2.5 million.

    Scouting Report: The Yankees covet lefthanded power, which Wells has in ample supply. He has a strong frame, a simple swing and outstanding knowledge of the strike zone that helped him register more walks (46) than strikeouts (43) in college. He projects to hit for both average and power and be a potential middle-of-the-order hitter. The Yankees believe Wells can remain at catcher, but they're in the minority. He has trouble blocking pitches and isn't particularly mobile behind the plate, and his long history of elbow troubles leads to fringy arm strength at best. The Yankees see a strong receiver who could benefit from the organization's new one-knee philosophy installed by big league catching coordinator Tanner Swanson.

    The Future: Wells will get pro instruction for the first time in 2021. Even if he can't stick at catcher, his bat should help him move quickly up the system. .

  11. 11. Brock Selvidge | LHP
    Brock Selvidge
    Born: Aug 28, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 205
    Minors: 0-0 | 2.45 ERA | 4 SO | 1 BB | 4 IP

    Selvidge has been a significant member of the 2021 draft class since his sophomore year of high school, with early projections that he would follow a similar path as Matthew Liberatore, the last southpaw pitcher from Arizona to be drafted in the first round when the Mountain Ridge High hurler was taken in 2018 by Tampa Bay with the 16th overall pick. But Selvidge's senior season at Hamilton (Ariz.) High hasn't gone as projected. In the past, Selvidge commanded a fastball sitting 90-92 mph and touching 94-95, with a low-80s slider with hard and tight movement and late break and an 80-84 mph changeup with tumbling action and thrown with good arm speed. In his senior season at Hamilton, talent evaluators saw him having to work harder to get to his ideal velocity, affecting the command and control of his pitches, with walk rates approaching five per seven innings. The development of the secondary pitches hasn't advanced, all grading as below-average pitches, and he abandoned the use of a curveball earlier this season. The life and movement on his fastball have also been below-average. With a strong commitment to Louisiana State, Selvidge might be viewed as unsignable, causing his name to drop off draft boards. His competitiveness and makeup is outstanding and the components for success are still there, so a different approach and the challenges of pitching in the SEC could provide a boost.

  12. 12. Brendan Beck | RHP
    Brendan Beck
    Born: Oct 6, 1998
    Ht.: 0'0"

    The younger brother of Giants pitching prospect Tristan Beck, Brendan spent four seasons in Stanford's rotation and blossomed into one of the top pitchers in the Pac-12 Conference this spring. He went 7-1, 3.03 and finished tied for the conference lead with 106 strikeouts through the end of the regular season. Beck was previously known as a command-oriented righthander with fringy stuff, but his velocity jumped this spring to enhance his future outlook. After sitting 88-92 mph in past years, he began working 91-96 mph and set new career highs in strikeouts per nine (11.1) and opponent average (.188). Beck's best attribute remains his feel to pitch. He has impressive command of four pitches, stays on the attack and is exceptionally poised on the mound. His mid-80s changeup is an above-average pitch he is comfortable throwing to righties or lefties in any count, his low-80s slider is an average offering that gets swings and misses and his curveball is a usable fourth offering in the upper 70s. He effectively mixes his pitches to keep hitters guessing and ties everything together with above-average control. Beck is rarely fazed on the mound and has a tendency to step up in big moments. He is a good athlete with a strong, durable frame and lasts deep into his starts. Beck's velocity uptick has pushed him into top-three rounds consideration for some teams. He projects as a back-of-the-rotation starter who has a chance to be more.

  13. 13. Estevan Florial | OF
    Estevan Florial
    Born: Nov 25, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Haiti, 2015.
    Signed By: Esteban Castillo.
    Minors: .220/.319/.424 | 15 HR | 12 SB | 323 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Off limits in the 2017 trade that brought Sonny Gray to New York, Florial had his career sidetracked by a pair of broken bones in his hands in 2018 and 2019. The injuries limited Florial to just 158 games in two seasons, costing him valuable development time. He made a big league cameo in 2020 and collected his first MLB hit on Aug. 28.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Because he is on the 40-man roster, Florial was at the team's alternate training site all summer. There, he faced a mixture of wily, high-level arms he hadn't been exposed to outside of big league spring training. His goal has long been to improve his command of the strike zone, and he made strides in that department at the ATS while also using his potentially plus power to swat 12 home runs and produce an average exit velocity of 91.3 mph. His plus speed and instincts will allow him to profile in center field, and his plus arm gives him an extra defensive weapon.

    THE FUTURE: After a summer facing veteran arms, Florial might be ready to move to Triple-A in 2021 for more polish. He still has a ceiling of a regular with impact offensively and defensively.

  14. 14. Hayden Wesneski | RHP
    Hayden Wesneski
    Born: Dec 5, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 210
    Minors: 10-5 | 3.20 ERA | 141 SO | 31 BB | 121 IP

    Wesneski has been one of the Yankees' better pitching stories this season. Scouts raved about what they saw from him in High-A, including a five-pitch mix of sinker, cutter, four-seamer, slider and changeup. The cutter is the newest part of his arsenal, installed to provide him with answers for righties and lefties.

  15. 15. Ken Waldichuk | LHP
    Ken Waldichuk
    Born: Jan 8, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 220
    Minors: 6-3 | 3.03 ERA | 163 SO | 51 BB | 110 IP

    Waldichuk has a delivery funkier than George Clinton in his heyday, and his stuff is good enough to have thoroughly baffled hitters at High-A. His fastball has the vaunted “invisiball” properties, which has allowed him to get loads of swings and misses. He pairs the fastball with both a slider and slurve, as well as a changeup scouts project to be at least above-average.

  16. 16. Oswaldo Cabrera | SS
    Oswaldo Cabrera
    Born: Mar 1, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 145
    Minors: .260/.315/.499 | 25 HR | 21 SB | 443 AB

    Cabrera emerged from the shutdown a much stronger player, and the results have shown on the field since minor league spring training. His 12 homers so far this season are four more than his previous season-high, and he continues to show the versatility to play around the infield.

  17. 17. Beck Way | RHP
    Beck Way
    Born: Aug 6, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: Northwest Florida State JC, 2020 (4th round).
    Signed By: Chuck Bartlett.
    Minors: 4-3 | 3.98 ERA | 83 SO | 38 BB | 64 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Way started his college career at Division II Belmont Abbey before transferring to Northwest Florida State. He sat out 2019 because of the move, then struck out 58 hitters in 40 innings before the season was shut down by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Though the Yankees took Way in the fourth round, he was actually their second pick after losing their second- and third-round choices to the Astros as compensation for signing Gerrit Cole. He was one of the best junior college prospects on the board.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Way brings a three-pitch mix, started with an expertly commanded four-seam fastball that sits in the 92-94 mph range and touches 97. He backs it up with a potentially plus changeup and an inconsistent but intriguing slider. He meshes all three together with above-average control, which should allow him to move relatively quickly.

    THE FUTURE: The Yankees' lack of domestic instructional league meant Way won't debut until 2021, when he could begin at a Class A level. He has the ceiling of a back-end starter.

  18. 18. Everson Pereira | OF
    Everson Pereira
    Born: Apr 10, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 191
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2017.
    Signed By: Roney Calderon.
    Minors: .303/.398/.686 | 20 HR | 9 SB | 188 AB

    TRACK RECORD: The Yankees spent big money on their 2017 international class, including $1.5 million on Pereira, who jumped over the Dominican Summer League in favor of a stateside pro debut at Rookielevel Pulaski. He played there all season as a 17-year-old and ranked No. 7 among the league's Top 20 prospects. His 2019 season, spent in the New York-Penn League, was cut short by a severely sprained ankle.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Like many Venezuelans, Pereira was stuck in the U.S. once the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport. Instead, he's been training in Orlando, Fla. Though his numbers weren't impressive in his first two seasons, the Yankees were heartened by Pereira's above-average bat speed and exit velocities. Now, he needs to get more experience against quality breaking balls. He's got above-average speed and instincts, which helps him both in the outfield and on the bases.

    THE FUTURE: The 2021 season will be doubly important for Pereira. Because he will be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft, the Yankees will need to decide whether he's worthy of 40-man protection. He has the upside of an everyday center fielder, but there's a long way to go.

  19. 19. Alexander Vargas | SS
    Alexander Vargas
    Born: Oct 29, 2001
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2018.
    Signed By: Edgar Mateo/Esteban Castillo/Rudy Gomez.
    Minors: .273/.362/.393 | 3 HR | 17 SB | 150 AB

    TRACK RECORD: The Yankees went big on the international market in 2018, including a foray into Cuba to nab Vargas, who had been expected to sign with Cincinnati, for $2.5 million. He started his career in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where his quick-twitch athleticism helped him rank No. 9 among the league's Top 20 prospects.

    SCOUTING REPORT: The most exciting part about Vargas' development is the addition of roughly 30 pounds of good weight without sacrificing his ability to play a strong defensive shortstop. Vargas' new body also allowed him to reduce a big leg kick in favor of a much quieter swing, which the Yankees believe will go a long way toward him handling high-velocity fastballs. He's a double-plus runner with soft hands and skilled feet and an arm that has improved to correspond with his gains in the weight room.

    THE FUTURE: Vargas was at the Yankees' instructional league in the D.R. and should be able to reach low Class A once the minor leagues get going in 2021. He has the ceiling of a leadoff-type shortstop.

  20. 20. Hans Montero | SS
    Hans Montero
    Born: Dec 25, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 160
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2021.

    TRACK RECORD: Montero was the Yankees' highest profile signing in the class, and was among a highly talented class of shortstops from the Dominican Republic. He trained with Jaime Ramos.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Montero isn't the biggest player, but he shows a simple, direct swing and a line-drive approach to all fields now, and has a body that can add more strength as he grows and matures. His power should increase if that happens, but he's likely to always be a player who projects for more hittability than power. In the field, Montero is a smooth defender, with easy actions in the field. He reads hops well, shows solid body control and a plus, accurate arm when compared to other players his age. He's also an above-average runner, which should help him stick at shortstop.

    THE FUTURE: Montero is likely to start his career in the Dominican Summer League and joins a strong group of young Latin American prospects the Yankees have in the lower levels of the minor leagues.

  21. 21. Nick Nelson | RHP
    Nick Nelson
    Born: Dec 5, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 216
    Drafted/Signed: Gulf Coast State (Fla.) JC, 2016 (4th round).
    Signed By: Mike Wagner.
    Minors: 3-4 | 4.12 ERA | 59 SO | 28 BB | 48 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Nelson was a two-way player in college, but the Yankees liked him better on the mound. By focusing solely on pitching, the team hoped Nelson would gain a better handle on his excellent natural stuff. Added to the 40-man roster after 2019, Nelson made 11 big league relief appearances in the regular season and was included on the rosters for both rounds of the playoffs.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Nelson stayed back in Tampa over the offseason to work on taking his stuff to the next level. The result was a fastball with a tick more velocity and a slider with new, sweepier break than his previous version, which gave him a more effective weapon against righties. Nelson's high-80s changeup is his most advanced pitch, though both it and his slider induced swinging-strike rates of better than 32% in the big leagues. He also throws a high-70s, downer curveball that works best for early-count strikes.

    THE FUTURE: Nelson has settled into his likely long-term role: Middle-innings reliever who can rack up strikeouts. He'll be in the mix for the 2021 bullpen.

  22. 22. Albert Abreu | RHP
    Albert Abreu
    Born: Sep 26, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2013.
    Signed By: Oz Ocampo/Rafael Belen/Francis Mojica (Astros)
    Minors: 1-0 | 3.78 ERA | 31 SO | 11 BB | 17 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Acquired by New York in 2016 for Brian McCann, Abreu has spent his tenure with the Yankees teasing at his potential and frustrating coaches with his inconsistency. While the majority of his work in the minor leagues was as a starter, Abreu's two big league appearances in 2020 were as a reliever, which is likely where his future lies.

    SCOUTING REPORT: There is no doubting Abreu's stuff. His fastball has long been in the mid 90s and his curveball, slider and changeup each has its moments as well. Evaluators see two main issues with Abreu: consistency and approach. His short-stride delivery leads to timing issues with his arm stroke, which produces scattershot control and command. He also has problems throwing his offspeed pitches for earlycount strikes, opting instead to try to use putaway pitches which hitters aren't inclined to chase. Of the 21 offspeed pitches he threw in the big leagues, just three were swung at and missed.

    THE FUTURE: Until he figures out how to use his stuff to the best of its ability, Abreu is likely a reliever. He should be in the mix for a spot in New York's pen again in 2021.

  23. 23. T.J. Sikkema | LHP
    T.J. Sikkema
    Born: Jul 25, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 221
    Drafted/Signed: Missouri, 2019 (1st round supplemental).
    Signed By: Steve Lemke.

    TRACK RECORD: Sikkema broke onto the scene as a member of Mizzou's bullpen, where he tied Tanner Houck's record for freshman wins. He transitioned into the rotation as a sophomore and then used a combination of stuff and guile to earn a supplemental first-round selection. He spent 2019 in the shortseason New York-Penn League, where he struck out 13 against one walk in 11 innings.

    SCOUTING REPORT: In a system starved for lefties, Sikkema leads the way at the position. He stands out for the varied ways he uses his arsenal. He brings a four-seam fastball that sits in the low 90s and tops out at 95. He backs it up with a deep, powerful slurve and a potentially average changeup. He also adds deception by changing arm slots from true overhand to low three-quarters. The move reduces the velocity on the fastball but adds running life to Sikkema's armside.

    THE FUTURE: The loss of the minor league season and the Yankees' lack of domestic instructional league meant that Sikkema missed a year of in-person development. He should jump to high Class A to begin his career, and has the ceiling of a back-end starter.

  24. 24. Donny Sands | C
    Donny Sands
    Born: May 16, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Minors: .264/.330/.472 | 18 HR | 2 SB | 337 AB

    After being exposed during the most recent Rule 5 draft, Sands has come back new man. He's posted the best offensive season of his career, mostly at Double-A Somerset, and has stuck himself firmly in the Yankees' catching mix.

  25. 25. Randy Vasquez | RHP
    Randy Vasquez
    Born: Nov 3, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 165
    Minors: 8-4 | 2.52 ERA | 130 SO | 38 BB | 108 IP

    Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2018, Vasquez has made a name for himself this year. The righthander, who was nearly dealt to the Rangers in the Joey Gallo deal, pounds the zone with two- and four-seam fastballs in the mid 90s as well as a curveball which regularly generated spin rates well better than 3,000 rpms. He still needs to sharpen his command and control, but he has a pair of potentially plus weapons already.

  26. 26. Raimfer Salinas | OF
    Raimfer Salinas
    Born: Dec 31, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2017.
    Signed By: Darwin Bracho.
    Minors: .250/.335/.461 | 6 HR | 10 SB | 152 AB

    TRACK RECORD: When Shohei Ohtani declined the Yankees' offer in 2017, the team turned their attention and remaining slot money to a pair of promising Latin outfielders: Antonio Cabello and Salinas. His 2018 season was limited to 11 games by injuries to his knee and ring finger, which led to him repeating the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2019.

    SCOUTING REPORT: In 2019, the Yankees worked with Salinas to find a swing that got to the strike zone quicker and stayed there longer. As with many players at that level, they also worked with him to refine his command of the strike zone and get him to unleash on pitches he could drive. Outside scouts noted a player whose shorter arms give him a better chance to more quickly close holes in the zone, as well as someone who looked calm in the box. He's an explosive runner who has a chance to stick in center field.

    THE FUTURE: Though he wasn't at the alternate training site, Salinas did get a taste of in-person instruction at the Yankees' Dominican Republic instructional league in December. He's got a lot of catching up to do, but there's still a ceiling waiting to be achieved.

  27. 27. Stephen Ridings | RHP
    Stephen Ridings
    Born: Aug 14, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'8" Wt.: 220
    Minors: 5-0 | 1.24 ERA | 42 SO | 4 BB | 29 IP

    Ridings' story was incredible even before he made his big league debut. He was drafted by the Cubs in 2016, then traded in 2018 to the Royals, who released him in 2020. The Yankees signed him in 2021 and saw him gain a huge amount of velocity after an offseason of work with Eric Cressey. He now regularly parks his fastball in the upper 90s and touches triple-digits regularly. His breaking ball has gotten better, too, to the point where it is fringe-average.

  28. 28. Greg Weissert | RHP
    Greg Weissert
    Born: Feb 4, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 215
    Minors: 4-3 | 1.72 ERA | 56 SO | 22 BB | 47 IP

    Armed with arguably the best slider in the system, Weissert, a 2016 selection out of Fordham, has carved hitters at the upper levels. The slider is a nasty offering which averages around 81 mph and is thrown roughly half of the time. The Yankees have worked with him to add more sink to his low-90s fastball, too.

  29. 29. Josh Breaux | C
    Josh Breaux
    Born: Oct 7, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 220
    Minors: .249/.298/.503 | 23 HR | 1 SB | 350 AB

    The Yankees selected Breaux in the second round of the 2018 draft out of McLennan (Texas) JC. Before this season, scouts had panned his all-or-nothing approach, and injuries limited him to just 51 games in 2019. There were more approach questions when this season opened, but as the year has worn on and some of the rust has kicked off, more of his signature power has shown up.

  30. 30. Tyrone Yulie | RHP
    Tyrone Yulie
    Born: Aug 4, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 180
    Minors: 2-1 | 6.52 ERA | 50 SO | 31 BB | 39 IP

    The large-framed righthander has generated some buzz this season in Florida at the Rookie-level Florida Complex League and the Low-A Southeast League for his big-time fastball, which is already touching 100 mph. He pairs the fastball with a sweeping slider, and the Yankees have been impressed with his makeup and maturation over the past year.

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