Rising Stars: Trio of Yankees prospects make into MLB’s elite 100

Anthony Volpe is at Somerset Patriots ad ranks among top Yankees' prospects.

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In a recent re-evaluation of the Top 100 prospects in baseball by Baseball America, three promising young talents from the New York Yankees have maintained their positions on the esteemed list. The re-ranking process considers the players’ performances over the season’s first two months and thinks of those prospects who may have graduated due to their service time. Let’s take a closer look at these standout prospects.

Peraza’s promising show continues

Oswald Peraza rips an grounder through the left side, scoring Oswaldo Cabrera and extending the Yankees' lead to 2-0 in the 1st inning
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Shortstop Oswald Peraza leads the pack, whose impressive skills have earned him the 57th spot on Baseball America’s rankings. Since signing with the Yankees in 2016, Peraza has steadily progressed through the minor league system and is now on the verge of making his mark in the major leagues. With nearly 100 at-bats under his belt at the highest level, Peraza’s transition seems imminent.

The young infielder has consistently displayed his offensive prowess throughout his time in the minors, boasting a solid .277 batting average, 52 home runs, 193 RBI, and 261 runs scored. Currently plying his trade with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Peraza continues to impress with a batting average surpassing the .300 mark this season.

Dominquez flies high with big hits

Jasson Domingez is batting at Yankees' Tampa training center
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Outfielder Jasson Dominquez closely trails Peraza in the rankings, securing the 58th position. At just 20 years old, Dominquez has already caught the attention of the Yankees’ organization with his exceptional talents. Currently playing for the team’s Double-A affiliate in Somerset, Dominquez faces adjusting to higher-level competition.

Although he has encountered some early struggles at the plate this season, with his average hovering around .200, it’s crucial to recognize his potential based on his impressive performances during his initial two years in the minor leagues. During that time, Dominquez showcased his abilities by maintaining an approximate .260 batting average, hinting at the promising future ahead.

Anthony Volpe remains focused on the big stage

Anthony Volpes in action for the Yankees during the MLB 2023 season.
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While the Yankees bid farewell to Anthony Volpe, who successfully graduated from prospect status due to his valuable service time, the emergence of Peraza and Dominquez provides a glimmer of hope for the organization’s continued success. Volpe’s accomplishments testify to the Yankees’ ability to nurture and develop talent to its fullest potential.

As these three exceptional prospects continue their development and progress in their respective minor league teams, they represent the promising future of the iconic Yankees franchise. With Peraza on the cusp of graduating and Dominquez showcasing his potential, the organization remains optimistic about the impact these rising stars can have at the game’s highest level.

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