The Yankees may be lacking a blue-chip prospect in their farm system.
Fangraphs released its rankings of the top 100 prospects in Major League Baseball and no Yankees made the list, which was based on available data, industry sources and their own observations.
Outfielder Estevan Florial just missed the top 100, ranking in at 106 on an extended list.
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga also made those two rankings but was not included on Fangraphs' list at all.
This is the second preseason ranking that Florial was on the outside looking in, failing to register on ESPN analyst Keith Law's top 100 list, too.
Law had Florial in the "just missed" category and wrote that there are key issues he must correct, emphasizing pitch recognition.
"Florial has bat speed, power, running speed, athleticism, quick twitch and all the tools that glitter, but his ability to pick up pitch types is not good enough to put him into the top 100," Law said. "He also suffered from a broken hamate last year, which saps hand strength for some time after the injury has healed, and he has some mechanical issues in his swing, such as the way he can drop his back side, to iron out as well."
Florial hit .255/.354/.361 with three home runs, three triples, 16 doubles and 11 stolen bases in 75 games for High-A Tampa in 2018.
Meanwhile, LHP Justus Sheffield -- whom the Yankees traded this winter to the Mariners for James Paxton -- ranked 60th on Fangraphs' list.