7. Austin Wells
Wells will graduate from the system, officially, next season, following in Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza's footsteps. His bat heated up towards the end of his September cameo, after the lefty shocked evaluators by looking more comfortable defensively to begin his big-league tenure. He'll split reps with Jose Trevino next season, and seems likely to be a part of the Yankees' long-term plans. He posted a .743 OPS/97 OPS+ after digging himself out of a sizable September rut. That takes guts.
8. Will Warren
Expect to see Warren first; his exceptional sweeper carried him to the upper minors last season, and he's now atop the depth chart in the Brito/Vásquez spot. It's kind of miraculous the Yankees were never forced to include him in the Soto talks instead of plucking players off their big-league roster, but ... so be it. The stage is set for Warren to be a major MLB contributor in 2024 and beyond.
9. Trey Sweeney
The unsung lefty hero of the Yankees' shortstop pipeline, Sweeney was selected in the first round in 2021 and hit .252 with a .367 OBP, 13 bombs, and surprisingly solid defense at Double-A last summer. The 23-year-old has a stroke built for Yankee Stadium and an excellent hit tool, but has yet to have a breakout campaign. Expect Sweeney to be dangled midseason for potential big-league upgrades.
10. Henry Lalane
We'll be the middle man on Lalane here. Baseball America's brand new top 10 has the teenaged lefty ranked eighth, while MLB Pipeline has stuck him 12th ahead of what should be a breakout year in full-season ball. There's precious little tape available on Lalane, but experts claim the 6'7" left-hander was the clear pitching standout of New York's ridiculously talented FCL roster. He seems to be what's next.