Infielder Gleyber Torres and outfielder Estevan Florial are ranked the Yankees' top two prospects heading into the 2018 season, according to Baseball America.
Torres, who was ranked Baseball America's No. 3 overall prospect in its midseason top-100 list, was limited to 55 games with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery last spring.
A 20-year-old shortstop with 15 games at third base and 18 games at second base, Torres hit .287/.383/.480 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs last year. He entered last season having been ranked MLB.com's No. 3 prospect, Baseball America's No. 5 prospect and Baseball Prospectus' No. 15 prospect.
Florial, 20, hit .298/.372/.479 with 13 home runs, 57 RBIs and 23 stolen bases in 110 games for Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa in 2017. Baseball America considers him to be the best athlete in the organization, as it says he is the fastest baserunner and has the best arm among outfielders.
Baseball America ranked LHP Justus Sheffield third, RHP Chance Adams fourth, third baseman Miguel Andujar fifth, RHP Albert Abreu sixth, RHP Jorge Guzman seventh, RHP Luis Medina eighth, shortstop/second baseman Thairo Estrada ninth and RHP Domingo Acevedo 10th.
Four of the Yankees' top 10 prospects from last season were "notable graduations" given how much time they spent in the majors: outfielders Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier, and RHPs Chad Green and Jordan Montgomery.
The listing does not hold many surprises, in fact, it's an incredibly solid ranking. The overall takeaway: A handful of the players on the list could see time in New York in 2018.
We've already been told that Torres will be given an opportunity to break camp with the big club out of spring training, and it's a near certainty that Andujar will receive significant reps in Tampa in March to see if he is ready to stick when recalled after two brief stints in 2017.
As currently constituted and with Shohei Ohtani out of the picture, the Yankees maintain a solid rotation core headed by Sonny Gray, Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka. Montgomery will be provided the opportunity to maintain a role at the back end of the rotation, but beyond that the doors are open.
Whether the Yankees pursue a reunion with CC Sabathia or not, the club could require the needs of Adams, Sheffield and Acevedo at various points this coming season. Adams could make noise earliest, as he seemed to knock on the door to a big league promotion last summer, with Sheffield and Acevedo potentially getting looks in the second half.