The Yankees have had a reputation for having a farm system that was relatively barren. For years, their young players yielded close to nothing, and their most promising farm hands have flopped. It hasn’t been fun for the fans or the organization. But, the past two seasons have finally brought hope. The Yankees utilized the Amateur Draft in 2013 by grabbing three very talented, young players and took advantage of International Prospect signings by bringing the best of the best from south of the boarder. But what is perhaps more promising than all of that, is the emergence of players in the system, both new guys and guys that have been in the system for a little while, who have been able to force their way into the headlines and make themselves known around the minor leagues.
There have been plenty of standout players in the Yankees’ system and Brian Cashman and the other front office personnel should be very pleased with what has been a huge year for the Yankees’ farm system. At the trade deadline, Cashman traded a grand total of two minor league players and neither one had much of a future with the Bombers. The Yankees protected their top system stars, while still improving the team (So it is possible!) Also, it must be noted that the Yankees are moving guys up through the system instead of keeping them down in the lower levels of the minors for development like past years. So, without further delay (I’d like to stop babbling and get to the point) here are 10 standout Yankees’ farm hands (In no particular order). Of course Peter O’Brien, who would have been on this list, was traded to the Diamondbacks and is ineligible for consideration. So, we’ll give him an honorable mention.