Natural prospect progression in the MLB universe indicates that those in the upper minors are considered closer to making their debut.
For reference, Double-A and Triple-A are considered the upper minors.
That means they should be ready to contribute at the MLB level relatively soon.
Each young player has his own estimated time of arrival, but once they reach Double-A, the odds of a promotion to the bigs within the next year or year-and-a-half are high.
Here is a peek of the Yankees’ top-ten prospects list, courtesy of SI.com’s Max Goodman.
“Nine of the #Yankees‘ top 10 prospects are now in Double-A and up. 1. Anthony Volpe, AAA; 2. Jasson Dominguez, AA; 3. Oswald Peraza, MLB; 4. Austin Wells, AA; 5. Everson Pereira, AA; 6. Trey Sweeney, AA; 7. Spencer Jones, A; 8. Will Warren, AA; 9. Clayton Beeter, AA; 10. Luis Gil, MLB IL,” he tweeted.
Nine of the #Yankees' top 10 prospects are now in Double-A and up.
1. Anthony Volpe, AAA
2. Jasson Dominguez, AA
3. Oswald Peraza, MLB
4. Austin Wells, AA
5. Everson Pereira, AA
6. Trey Sweeney, AA
7. Spencer Jones, A
8. Will Warren, AA
9. Clayton Beeter, AA
10. Luis Gil, MLB IL
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) September 13, 2022
The Future Is Bright In The Bronx
That’s an impressive list.
Only Spencer Jones, the Yanks’ first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, is not yet at Double-A, which is logical.
Volpe, a consensus top-15 prospect in MLB, should be ready to contribute next year, and Peraza is already in the bigs.
The Double-A team, the Somerset Patriots, is now filled with talent thanks to Dominguez, Wells, Pereira, Sweeney, Warren and Beeter.
The first four are position players with considerable offensive potential.
The last two are pitchers: Warren is having a very solid debut season after being drafted last year, and Beeter came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Joey Gallo trade.
The future is bright for the Bombers.