2012 New York Yankees Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 New York Yankees Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 New York Yankees Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Manny Banuelos LHP
Born: 3/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: 6-7, 3.75ERA, 129.2IP, 71BB, 125K, .266BAA

#2 Mason Williams OF
Born: 8/21/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .349, 11(2B), 6(3B), 3HR, 31RBI, 28SB

#3 Dellin Betances RHP
Born: 3/23/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 4-9, 3.70ERA, 126.1IP, 70BB, 142K, .217BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 6.75ERA, 2.2IP, 6BB, 2K, .125BAA

#4 Gary Sanchez C
Born: 12/2/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Charleston Riverdogs
2011 Combined Stats: .256, 16(2B), 1(3B), 17HR, 52RBI

#5 Dante Bichette Jr 3B
Born: 9/26/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .335, 17(2B), 3(3B), 4HR, 48RBI (Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#6 Jose Vicente Campos RHP
Born: 7/27/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Everett AquaSox (Traded from Seattle Jan 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: 5-5, 2.32ERA, 81.1IP, 13BB, 85K, .214BAA

#7 Ravel Santana OF
Born: 5/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League GCL Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .296, 11(2B), 3(3B), 9HR, 29RBI, 10SB

#8 Adam Warren RHP
Born: 8/25/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: 6-8, 3.60ERA, 152.1IP, 53BB, 111K, .249BAA

#9 Austin Romine C
Born: 11/22/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .279, 13(2B), 6HR, 48RBI
MAJORS: .158 (3 hits in 19 at-bats)

#10 Slade Heathcott OF
Born: 9/28/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Tampa Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .279, 11(2B), 4(3B), 5HR, 17RBI

#11 Daniel Camarena LHP
Born: 11/9/1992
Highest Level Reached: 20th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#12 J.R. Murphy C
Born: 5/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Tampa Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .287, 29(2B), 7HR, 46RBI

#13 Isaias Tejeda C
Born: 10/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .331, 11(2B), 3(3B), 6HR, 27RBI

#14 Ben Gamel OF
Born: 5/17/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Staten Island Yankees
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 19(2B), 1(3B), 2HR, 30RBI, 7SB

#15 Jake Cave OF
Born: 12/7/1992
Highest Level Reached: 6th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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