Hayden Wesneski pitches for the Patriots

MLB Pipeline has issued it’s annual list of the Top 30 Prospects on each Major League team, and like last season the New York Yankees still possess one of the deepest farm systems in the sport, and that is even with trades that brought in the likes of Joey Gallo, Jameson Tallion and Anthony Rizzo.

Many of the players on the Top 30 list have already spent time with the Somerset Patriots like Oswald Peraza, who is ranked second among Yankees’ minor league prospects.

Of course the leader in the clubhouse is Anthony Volpe, who was named the Hitting Prospect of the Year for 2021 after hitting .294 with 27 homers and 33 steals in 109 games between Low-A and High-A. Many experts believe Volpe could see time with Double-A Somerset this season. In fact many believe the Yankees reluctance to issuing a big contract to free agent targets like Carlos Correa and Trevor Story had a lot to do with the Yanks belief in Volpe and the other shortstops in the system.

Other familiar names to Somerset Patriots fans that find themselves on the Yankees Top 30 list include: Ken Waldichuk, who was 4-3 with a 4.21 ERA in 14 starts with the Pats last season. Waldichuk is ranked sixth in the Yankees system. Hayden Wesneski is ranked eighth among prospects. He opened Spring Training on the bump for the Yankees last weekend, tossing three solid innings against Pittsburgh. Wesneski was 8-4 in 14 starts with a 4.01 ERA in Somerset last year.

Right-hander Luis Gil, who opened the season in Somerset, before making a brief appearance with the big league team last year, rounds out the Top 10 prospects for the Yankees.  To see the rest click the link below!