The New York Yankees have talent all around their roster.
Their rotation is a top-five unit in all MLB, their bullpen is among the deepest in baseball, and they have sluggers such as Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton.
In addition to them, they have some impressive young prospects ready to fight for a spot on the MLB roster.
These two are definitely worth watching in spring training, as they were invited to showcase their abilities:
1. Jasson Dominguez
Dominguez is not going to make the MLB roster out of camp.
He is yet to accumulate enough experience in the high minors, where he has just 22 somewhat unproductive Double-A plate appearances.
He is, however, worth watching in spring training because he has loud tools that will make him, one day, a star.
“The Martian”, as he is called, has immense raw power, game-changing speed, and is a good defensive outfielder.
Built like a fullback, he makes a lot of noise when his bat hits the ball.
Last year he had an amazing season in High-A Hudson Valley, with a .306/.397/.510 line, six home runs, and 17 steals.
He slumped in six Double-A games to close the season, but that’s where he will likely start the 2023 campaign.
If he manages to dominate there, he could find himself in MLB in September or, more likely, next year.
2. Anthony Volpe
While it’s unlikely, Volpe has a better chance to win a spot out of camp than Dominguez.
The Yankees’ top prospect, he is on everybody’s top-ten lists.
He reworked his swing during the pandemic and added muscle, turning into a legitimate prospect and future star.
Last year was equally productive for the 21-year-old: between three levels ranging from High-A to Triple-A, he homered 21 times and stole 50 bases.
Volpe will open the year in Scranton (Triple-A), and will try to dominate there and show the Yankees he is ready for an everyday gig in the Bronx.
He has several players ahead of him on the depth chart, but is good enough to force his way into New York at some point this year.
Yankees: Anthony Volpe lands stellar ranking on ESPN prospect list https://t.co/rZGyDY1jmd #Yankees
— Fireside Yankees (@FiresideYankees) February 5, 2023
He will be a fun one to watch this spring.NEXT: 2 Yankees Pitchers Poised For A Breakout Season