League Top 20 Prospects

2011 New York-Penn League Top 20 Prospects

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1. Mason Williams, of, Staten Island Yankees
2. Garin Cecchini, 3b, Lowell Spinners (Red Sox)
3. Parker Markel, rhp, Hudson Valley Renegades (Rays)
4. Maikel Franco, 3b, Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies)
5. Jose Urena, rhp, Jamestown Jammers (Marlins)
6. Cito Culver, ss, Staten Island Yankees
7. Tony Wolters, ss, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians)
8. Tyler Austin, 3b, Staten Island Yankees
9. Nick Kingham, rhp, State College Spikes (Pirates)
10. Parker Bridwell, rhp, Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)
11. Alex Dickerson, 1b, State College Spikes (Pirates)
12. Aaron Westlake, 1b, Connecticut Tigers
13. Matt Skole, 3b, Auburn Doubledays (Nationals)
14. Angelo Gumbs, 2b, Staten Island Yankees
15. Glynn Davis, of, Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)
16. Bobby Crocker, of, Vermont Lake Monsters (Athletics)
17. Jake Lowery, c/1b, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians)
18. Danny Muno, ss, Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
19. Branden Pinder, rhp, Staten Island Yankees
20. Aaron Altherr, of, Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies)
With negotiations with most premium 2011 draftees dragging late into the summer, the short-season New York-Penn League lacked its usual college star power this summer. Instead, most of the circuit's top prospects were 2010 high school draftees or international players.

League champion Staten Island was the most prospect-laden team in the NY-P, placing five players on this list, led by No. 1 prospect Mason Williams. The Yankees surrounded a core of young high school products with solid 2011 college draftees such as slugger Zach Wilson and lefthander Matt Tracy, who picked up the win in the decisive game of the championship series against Auburn.

Frontline arms were scarce in the league this year, as just five pitchers ranked among its Top 20 Prospects. Beyond Williams, an easy choice as the league's top prospect, it was hard to find a slam-dunk blue-chipper in this year's NY-P class.