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Grading Our Preseason Top 50 Prospects

We get an "A+" for Phil Hughes' ranking

Hindsight is 20/20. We take a look back at our Top 50 Yankees' Prospects rankings from last November to see how we did in our assessments now that the 2006 minor league regular season is over. See where we were correct. See where we were totally off-base. In this prelude to our 2006 Top Yankees' Prospects rankings, coming later this fall, we'll go pick by pick to see how we did.

1. Phil Hughes - It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out Hughes was the top prospect in the organization following the 2005 season. Going 10-3 with a 2.25 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 116 innings as one of the youngest pitchers at the double-A level after going 2-3 with a 1.80 in the Florida State League, he flat out dominated. He's not only the top Yankee pitching prospect, he might...

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