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John Harper discusses the trade the Yankees made which landed Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for prospects.

The Yankees acquired RHP Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for minor league INF Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler and RHP James Kaprielian, the teams announced Monday afternoon.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Gleyber Torres were among New York's untouchable prospects, Athletics GM Billy Beane instead asked for a package revolving around outfielder Estevan Florial, who played in this year's Futures Game, or Mateo, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

Oakland preferred Florial to Mateo, however the Yankees added Kaprielian, their first-round pick from 2015, to the deal as a concession, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. The Yankees will also receive $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Oakland Athletics
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New York Yankees RHP Dillon Tate (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees RHP Dillon Tate (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees farm system, providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects.

Notes: Top-30 prospect rankings (via MLBPipeline.com) are club based with overall MLB ranks, if applicable, in parenthesis. Prospects currently in the major leagues will not be covered here. Team records and statistics are through games played July 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees farm system, providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects.

Notes: Top-30 prospect rankings (via MLBPipeline.com) are club based with overall MLB ranks, if applicable, in parenthesis. Prospects currently in the major leagues will not be covered here. Team records and statistics are through games played July 20, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

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New York Yankees shortstop Jorge Mateo (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Jorge Mateo (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees farm system, providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects.

Notes: Top-30 prospect rankings (via MLBPipeline.com) are club based with overall MLB ranks, if applicable, in parenthesis. Prospects currently in the major leagues will not be covered here. Team records and statistics are through games played June 29, 2017.

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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas)
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, the Yankees announced late Thursday morning.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is the Dodgers team doctor.

Kaprielian had been deciding whether or not he wanted to undergo surgery or attempt to rest and rehab after being examined in California on Tuesday, GM Brian Cashman told reporters Wednesday.

"Clearly you don't bounce around the country if the surgical option isn't on the table," Cashman said Wednesday.

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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees prospect James Kaprielian was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, hours after making his Grapefruit League debut.

The 23-year-old struck out three and walked one in two scoreless innings Thursday afternoon in the Yankees' 11-5 win over the Blue Jays. 

New York kept Kaprielian out of game action due to caution surrounding his right elbow. Although the right-hander pitched in the Arizona Fall League, he was limited to just 18 innings in the minors in 2016 after he suffered a flexor strain in his right elbow last April.

 

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New York Yankees center fielder Clint Frazier singles during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Clint Frazier singles during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

MLB.com ranked the New York Yankees' farm system No. 2 in baseball on Friday.

Writers Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum graded the Yankees, who have seven prospects in MLB.com's top 100, just beneath the Atlanta Braves.

Gleyber Torres was ranked MLB.com's No. 3 prospect in baseball, while Clint FrazierBlake RutherfordAaron JudgeJorge MateoJames Kaprielian and Justus Sheffield all ranked in the top 79.

On MLB.com's point scale that gives the No. 1 prospect 100 points, No. 2 prospect 99 points, and so on, the Yankees led all 30 MLB teams with 414 points, followed by the Chicago White Sox's 379 points and the Braves' 363.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

While Yankees prospect James Kaprielian is convinced he will be ready to go when the minor league season starts, the young pitcher is eager to get on the field with the big league players.

"I feel like a caged bull, I just want to go out there and compete and be with the guys,'' Kaprielian said to George A. King of the NY Post after throwing live batting practice Tuesday. "Right now the plan is what it is and my job is to be a baseball player. I'm not the GM or the pitching coach.''

The reason the Yankees are being cautious with their 2015 first-round pick is because Kaprielian was limited to just 18 innings last year due to a right flexor strain suffered in April.

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 (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres was named the third-best prospect by the MLB Network on its Top 100 prospects show Saturday night.

Previous reports

Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was ranked the No. 4 prospect in baseball ESPN's Keith Law.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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 (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was ranked the No. 4 prospect in baseball by ESPN's Keith Law.

Law wrote Torres, who the Yankees acquired from the Chicago Cubs in last summer's Aroldis Chapman trade, is "the Yankees' new shortstop of the future, a player with All-Star upside and a very high floor because of his feel for hitting.

"To get this kind of player for two months of a one-inning reliever has to make Yankee fans' hearts sing," Law added.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas)
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Limited to just 18 innings last year because of a right flexor strain, 2015 first-round pick James Kaprielian believes his injury-riddled season will help his career in the long-run.

"A lot of people might say last year could be a wash. I don't really look at it like that," said Kaprielian. "I look at last year like it was a building block for me. I think somewhere down the line, what I had to endure last year will help me. It may not be the year we wanted, but I think it'll help in the end."

Rated as the Yankees' No.9 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, Kaprielian was able to make just three starts with Class A Advanced Tampa last season, striking out 22 while walking only three batters. 

The 22-year old spent time pitching in the Arizona Fall League last season, where he sat in the mid-90s while touching 97mph with his fastball. His performance in Scottsdale helped restore the team's confidence that he could soon be ready to help out in the majors.

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East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

In its latest rankings, Baseball Prospectus has ranked SS Gleyber Torres as the Yankees' top prospect heading into 2017.

Torres hit a combined .270 with 11 HRs, 66 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 125 games between New York and Chicago's Advanced-A affiliates.

The Yankees acquired Torres from the Cubs in July as part of the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to Chicago.

Here is BP's full list of New York's top 10 prospects:

  1. SS Gleyber Torres
  2. OF Clint Frazier
  3. 2B/SS Jorge Mateo
  4. OF Blake Rutherford
  5. LHP Justus Sheffield
  6. RHP James Kaprielian
  7. RF Aaron Judge
  8. RHP Albert Abreu
  9. IF/OF Tyler Wade
  10. RHP Chance Adams
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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian, throwing in the Arizona Fall League, has pitched well and drawn comparisons to Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, reports Randy Miller of NJ.com. Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin, who manages Kaprielian's team, said he has been impressed with the pitcher's stuff in the short period of time he has watched him. Kaprielian threw three shutout innings in his AFL debut.

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New York Yankees pitcher James Kaprielian and pitcher Brady Lail work out at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher James Kaprielian and pitcher Brady Lail work out at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

James Kaprielian, the Yankees' first-round pick in last year's MLB Draft, has impressed the team in his first spring training and has opened the possibility of him making the majors this season.

The Yankees drafted Kaprielian, a starting pitcher out of UCLA, with the 16th overall pick in last year's draft, and he is already the 87th-best prospect in baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law.

"He's an impressive kid," pitching coach Larry Rothschild told NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. "He's as advertised. But he hasn't played very long. He just instinctively has a really good understanding of the game and from what I've seen on tape and what I've seen, pretty good command of what he's doing and he has an idea of what he needs to do and I think he'll put it out there when the games start."

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