Baseball America has released its annual Top 100 prospect list heading into the new MLB season, and three Yankees are on it.
Leading them is the team's top prospect in soon-to-be-17-year-old Jasson Dominguez, who comes in at No. 38 overall. He hasn't even begun his pro career yet, but his projections are through the roof, which is why many are intrigued to see what he will do in 2020.
The publication gave Dominguez a 65 overall grade -- an insane mark for someone at his age. The switch-hitting outfielder has already shown the ability to mash plus-fastballs, and his power grade of 70 is just unheard of. MLB.com called him "a teenage Mike Trout."
Dominguez also can jet around the bases and while playing the outfield. He ran a 6.3 60-yard dash. For context, the fastest man in baseball is Billy Hamilton, who ran a 6.2 60-yard dash. So, yeah, you could say all eyes will be on him as he begins playing.
Coming in lower on the list is RHP Clarke Schmidt at No. 62. MLB Pipeline has him as the team's breakout prospect for the 2020 season, and one that can find himself in the bigs at some point this year as well.
Schmidt was a first-round pick by New York back in 2017, but didn't play after needing Tommy John Surgery. He returned to the rubber in 2018, however, pitching in just 23.1 innings.
This past season, though, saw much promise from the 23-year-old. He had a 3.47 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 18 starts across three minor league levels. He dominated in Double-A Trenton with a 2.37 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over 19 innings of work.
Rounding out the Yankees on the list is RHP Deivi Garcia at No. 65. It was believed that he would make his Major League debut last season after vaulting his way up the ranks. He began in High-A ball and ended up in Triple-A before coming back down to earth after posting a 5.40 ERA in 11 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
At just 5-foot-9, the 20-year-old has tantalizing stuff, with a plus curveball and a fastball that has topped out at 97 mph. He should project to reach the Yankees at some point this season if he can get that ERA in Triple-A down this season.
The No. 1 prospect on BA's list was Rays standout Wander Franco, who sits atop the throne for the second straight year.