Yankees Prospects: Spencer Jones, Jorbit Vivas, Agustin Ramirez, Futures Game

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The last major bit of news out of the Yankees farm system was bad. New York fans were hit with Jasson Dominguez's untimely oblique injury that coincided with Giancarlo Stanton's IL stint due to a hamstring issue. Couldn't have been worse timing.

But since there, there's been a lot of good. Chase Hampton is making his way back after an ominous injury situation from earlier in the year. As Will Warren continues to struggle, that's a huge development.

And it keeps getting better! No. 2 prospect and mammoth slugger Spencer Jones captured the Eastern League Player of the Week as he continues to put his slow start in the rearview. He's now up to .252/.332/.420 on the season with nine homers, 45 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 65 games.

He absolutely dominated with the Somerset Patriots last week and helped the team to a 5-1 record against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Yankees Prospects: Spencer Jones, Jorbit Vivas, Agustin Ramirez, Futures Game

We'll get to this in a bit, but Jones will be one of the two Yankees representatives at the Futures Game in a couple weeks. Get excited.

At the next level, a few guys are lighting it up at Triple-A Scranton. Slugging catcher Agustin Ramirez, who recently got the bump from Double-A, just hit his first homer for the RailRiders over the weekend. He hit 16 bombs and drove in 49 runs across 58 games with Somerset. He just needs to get going in Scranton and we'll probably see more of the same.

But what a blast that was to get the party started at the next level. Ramirez's surge has been legitimate, yet a bit overlooked. If he starts knocking on the door at Triple-A, the Yankees might be faced with a difficult decision at the catcher position.

Same goes for adjusting another area of the infield. Jorbit Vivas, the second/third baseman acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason, got off to a tough start thanks to an orbital fracture. But since he's healed up and caught fire.

Previously, we wondered if Vivas could be a future Gleyber Torres replacement, whether it was at the trade deadline or in 2025. The former might be ambitious, but he has a month to prove he's ready to big-league action, as long as Torres continues with his inconsistent play.

And finally, come July 13, the Futures Game will take place at Globe Life Field. Some of the game's best prospects have been invited to partake in the action. Jones is the headliner for the Yanks, and he'll be joined by No. 10 prospect Brock Selvidge, another name who has rocketed up the ranks this year.

The 21-year-old left-hander owns a 3.95 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 15 starts (79 2/3 innings) at Double-A this year. The former third-round draft pick certainly has work to do, but he's progressed nicely over the last three-plus seasons.

The attention on prospects will heat up in the coming weeks with the Futures Game and trade deadline taking centerstage, so be on the lookout for plenty of names to be rising the ranks or even finding new homes.