- Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer
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It is amazing how quickly these lists can change. A year ago, Manny Banuelos was the talk of the Yankees, with Dellin Betances not far behind. Now, in Keith Law's Top 10 Yankees prospects, Banuelos is down to seventh, while Betances isn't even on the list. Banuelos slid because of Tommy John surgery, while Betances couldn't find the plate in 2012.
Still, there are plenty of youngsters to take their place in what Law ranks the 10th best farm system in baseball. Here are the rankings. In parenthesis is where the Yankees' top players fared in Law's top 100.
1. Gary Sanchez, C (18)
2. Mason Williams, CF (35)
3. Tyler Austin, RF (52)
4. Slade Heathcott, CF (56)
5. Jose Ramirez, RHP
6. Ty Hensley, RHP
7. Manny Banuelos, LHP
8. Jose Campos, RHP
9. Mark Montgomery, RHP
10. Angelo Gumbs, 2B
This is what Law writes:
The Yankees' system is top-heavy, with several elite prospects but not a ton of depth, led by the group of position players who started in low-Class A Charleston last year that could produce as many as three above-average or better regulars plus several other guys who'll have big-league value. The loss of Jose Campos for most of 2012 and for Manny Banuelos until 2014 hurts their pitching depth significantly, although the oft-injured Jose Ramirez was extremely effective when healthy this year.
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2dDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com