Anthony Volpe

The Yankees have two of the top 20 overall prospects in baseball. 

On Wednesday, MLB Pipeline published its updated Top 100 overall prospects in baseball. Two future Yankees cracked the top 20 overall.

Shortstop Anthony Volpe was the Yankees’ highest-rated prospect, coming in at No. 15 overall.

Jasson Dominguez was just behind Volpe, ranking No. 17 overall.

The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers each had two of the top ten overall. Seattle, San Francisco and Boston also had two of the top 20 overall.

Shortstop Oswald Peraza also made the list at No. 64, making him the third and final Yankees prospect to make the new lost.


Volpe and Peraza were not previously ranked by MLB Pipeline. Volpe was the second-highest rated prospect who was not previously on the Top 100 from MLB Pipeline; Mariners shortstop Noelvi Marte jumped all the way to No. 11.

Eleven players from the 2021 Draft immediately joined the Top 100, led by Red Sox top pick Marcelo Mayer at No. 9 overall.

Two teams in the American League East, the Orioles and Rays, had five teams on the Top 100; Tampa did that without Wander Franco, who graduated out of the rankings because of his promotion to the majors.

 

 

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.