New York Yankees Prospects That Are Putting Pressure On Veterans

Oct 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees have remarkable prospects knocking on the door that could lead to some contention with the veterans of the organization. 

Welcome to 2016, where the New York Yankees have a surplus of young (!) talent with their eyes glued on the major leagues.

Some are rated higher than others, yet the farm system in New York is the best in baseball and some are starting to put the pressure on veterans to play their part or be told to have a seat.

Last year, we saw a prime example when Gary Sanchez went on a monstrous tear thus forcing former starting catcher and 12-year veteran Brian McCann to a full-time DH role.

Now, there are even more youngsters making a fine impression on the organization and are putting long-time major leaguers on watch. If you don’t perform to the “Yankee” standard, there’s a kid that will be presented with an opportunity to do so.

In no particular order of significance, here are those kids that will have those old timers think twice before falling victim to a slump.


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  1. Torres, Andujar and Frazier have the potential to be ready by 2018. It’s going to be very interesting to see how Torres does with his promotion to AA, while Mateo looking to play harder than ever before and earn his promotion to catch up with Torres. I predict a break out season for Frazier and Rutherford. I predict a Rutherford promotion and Frazier to MLB on the September call ups. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/777e8e7e853fef1a53f4f897f60735d471f73729da1696f3a7e1657cc3038f5d.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/777e8e7e853fef1a53f4f897f60735d471f73729da1696f3a7e1657cc3038f5d.png