The Yankees' farm system is not what it used to be.
ESPN's Keith Law produced his rankings of all 30 MLB farm systems this week and the Yankees saw a significant drop from Law's 2018 preseason rank, falling to 19th from second overall.
Much of the reason for the fall is because many of the Yankees top prospects from last season, such as Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, are now on the MLB roster.
Others, like Clint Frazier and other top position prospects, have been plagued by injuries while last year's top pitching prospect -- Justus Sheffield -- was traded to the Mariners.
Law writes that while the top tier of prospects have thinned out, the Yankees do have a strong collection of talent from low-A down. Twenty-one-year-old Estevan Florial fits that bill and will be a non-roster invite to Spring Training this season.
Yet the one prospect Law specifically mentions is pitcher Deivi Garcia -- a 19-year-old right-hander who split time with the Yankees' low-A Charleston RiverDogs and high-A Tampa Tarpons before being promoted to Double-A Trenton Thunder for one start.
He combined to have a 5-4 record with a 2.55 ERA in 14 games started -- tossing 74 innings while striking out 105 batters.
Aside from Garcia, though, other Yankees top pitching prospects were either hurt or struggled with command.