The Yankees have two players on the new Baseball Prospectus Top 101 prospects list, and one they traded away in the deal for James Paxton also made the cut.
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (No. 64) and OF Estevan Florial (No. 66) made it for the Yanks, while LHP Justus Sheffield -- who was sent to Seattle for Paxton -- came in at No. 50.
As far as the rest of the AL East, the Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was No. 1 on the list, with Toronto having three other representatives (including SS Bo Bichette, who came in at No. 12). The Rays, who have one of the best farm systems in baseball, had six players on the list, while the Orioles had three and the Red Sox had none.
Loaisiga, 24, had a 5.11 ERA (3.53 FIP) and 1.54 WHIP with 33 strikeouts in 22 innings (four starts, five relief appearances) in 2018, during what was his first taste of the majors.
For Double-A Trenton in 2018, Loaisiga had a 3.93 ERA in 33.1 innings.
As far as a rotation spot coming out of Spring Training, it seems Loaisiga is frozen out with the Yankees having Paxton, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ, and CC Sabathia,
The 21-year-old Florial -- who was reportedly a target of the Indians earlier this offseason when they were dangling Corey Kluber -- hit .255/.354/.361 with three homers, three triples, 16 doubles, and 11 stolen bases in 75 games for High-A Tampa this past season.
He is a career .281/.365/.449 hitter across four minor league seasons.
"Florial's speed, instincts (advanced for his age), and arm stand out in games, and he profiles as an above-average big league centerfielder - perhaps even better if he doesn't put on much more weight," Domenic Lanza of River Ave Blues wrote in his scouting report on Florial before the 2018 season. "And, even if he gets a bit bigger, there's no reason to think that he couldn't be an elite defender in either corner. It doesn't show up in the box score all that often, but his overall defensive profile is a legitimate carrying trait."