Baseball America has released its annual top 100 prospects list, and the results are neither phenomenal nor terrible for the Yankees and Mets.
Both New York baseball teams have three prospects apiece on the list.
The Yankees’ prospects are as follows:
10. Anthony Volpe
Volpe is a 20-year-old shortstop whom manager Aaron Boone referred to in December as a “special guy.” In 2021, playing about half the season in low-A Tampa and half in high-A Hudson Valley, Volpe batted .294 with 27 home runs and a 1.027 OPS. He has been tabbed as the Yankees’ best prospect.
55. Oswald Peraza
Peraza is also a shortstop. While ranked lower than Volpe, the 21-year-old might be able to contribute to the Yankees sooner. He finished last season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and hit 18 home runs across three levels of the minors last season.
87. Jasson Dominguez
The 18-year old Dominican outfielder made his professional debut last June. The Yankees signed him to a $5.1 million deal when he was just 16 years old.
And here are the Mets on the list:
13. Francisco Alvarez
The 20-year-old catcher went viral for a bat flip after he hit a walk-off homer for the high-A Brooklyn Cyclones last July, but later expressed disappointment that he had potentially disrespected the game.
39. Brett Baty
A 22-year-old third baseman, Baty was called up to Double-A Binghamton in July. “Everyone has always said once you get to Double-A, you’re one phone call away from the big leagues. So I know that’s really close,” he said at the time. “I’m just looking forward to getting up there and starting with those guys.”
92. Ronny Mauricio
Mauricio is a 20-year-old shortstop out of the Dominican Republic. He played most of last season in high-A Brooklyn, and was promoted to Double-A Binghamton late in the year. He combined for 20 home runs and 64 RBIs in 2021.