8. Chance Adams
Some may question putting Chance Adams this high in the rankings, but he has promptly become one of the Yankees best prospects.
The numbers this young right-hander has put up in the minors is nothing short of incredible. Last season he had a whopping 147 SO, and 2.33 ERA in 127.1 innings through two levels of the minors.
While a lot of players are able to put up big numbers in the minors, Adams is a legitimate prospect. He was drafted in the fifth round out of Dallas Baptist, originally worked as a reliever, but was converted into a starter by the Yankees and they may have gotten a steal in the fifth round.
The Yankees prospect is starting to get exposure and getting the credit that he is due. For example, he was recently named a 2016 minor league baseball all-star by Baseball America.
Since being drafted, Adams biggest adjustment was velocity. He operated in the 92-94 m.p.h. range in college. Since being drafted, he has operated in the 94-96 m.p.h. range and has even topped out at 98.
The word on Adams is that he has the ceiling of a number two starter and if he is unable to make it is a starter, then he has the potential to be a terrific reliever.