Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com…
Top 50 Yankees Prospects
1. Phil Hughes - A year later, nothing has changed atop the Yankee prospect rankings. Ranked first a year ago, Hughes went a combined 12-6 with a 2.16 ERA between Tampa and Trenton this past season and for his career, he has held opposing batters to a .181 batting average thus far. He simply has dominated every level and his curveball now ranks among the best in all of minor league baseball. 2. Jose Tabata - Tabata played the majority of the 2006 campaign as a 17-year and was among the South Atlantic League leaders in batting when a thumb injury prematurely ended his season. He can hit for both power and average and his propensity to drive the ball to the opposite field is uncanny for a player his age. He doesn't have great speed but he is a very good base runner. 3. Dellin Betances - For the second straight year, the Yankees got a steal in the 8th round of the draft. Once considered a lock for the first round, Betances slipped down to the Yankees and they snatched him up...
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