With all the hype surrounding upcoming prospects for the New York Yankees, there is a potential for a few busts within the system.

The New York Yankees are a franchise that has brought about several big-name superstars and legends. With the Yankees farm system exploding with talented prospects, the chances of one or more of them earning a plaque in Monument Park are pretty good.

Gleyber Torres, Clint Frazier and so many other hot prospects are making fans giddy with excitement over what’s to come in the future. Even more excitement comes from these prospects seem to be ecstatic over the potential of making it big in the Bronx.

But with every Derek Jeter comes a Jesus Montero. It’s practically inevitable that there will be some prospect that falls off before he gets a chance to be in pinstripes.

With six Yankees prospects listed on ESPN’s Top 100 Prospects list, the potential for these guys is enormous. However, it wouldn’t be the first time that a former top prospect for the Yankees would disappoint.

Naturally, we can certainly hope that all of these young guys will exceed expectations and help lead the Yankees into a new era. However, it’s important to keep in mind the possibility that we might be disappointed.

Without further adieu, here is the list of some of the biggest prospect busts for the New York Yankees:


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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.