New York Yankees: Ty Hensley

Law's Yankees' Top 10 prospects

February, 6, 2013
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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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Yanks sign first-round pick Hensley

July, 13, 2012
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The Yankees announced on Friday that they've come to terms with first-round pick Ty Hensley.

Hensley, an 18-year-old right-hander, was selected by the Yanks in the first round of the 2012 first-year player draft (30th overall selection).

“I’m excited that I get to join such a prestigious organization with so much history and tradition,” Hensley said. “I’m lucky to have this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to getting my professional career going and getting to the big leagues as quickly as possible.”

It's a case of 'like father, like son' for Hensley, whose father, Mike, was a right-hander drafted in the second round in 1988 by the Cardinals.

Hensley comes highly rated by the respected publication Baseball America, which pegged the 6-4, 220-pounder as the No. 11 pitcher, and No. 23 player overall, in this year’s draft.

Hensley reached that ranking thanks in part to a stellar senior year at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla. He went 10-0 with a 1.52 ERA in 11 games, striking out 111 batters in 55 1/3 innings en route to being named the 2012 Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year."

Hensley is just the seventh Oklahoma pitcher to be selected in the first round out of high school.

Yanks: Ty Hensley throws 97

June, 6, 2012
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What do the Yankees see in first-round pick Ty Hensley?

"We’re really excited [about] this guy, just because he’s got the ideal pitchers body," said Damon Oppenheimer, who is in charge of the Yankees' draft. "He’s got a fastball that we’ve had up to 97, it’s plus. He’s got a power curveball, and he’s got really good work ethic and makeup. So we think we had a chance with a guy who has a high ceiling here."

Hensley is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound righty from Santa Fe HS in Edmond, OK. He has already said that he wants to be in the majors by 21. He is 18 now.

One other note, the Yankees drafted Jose Mesa's son, Jesse, who is also a pitcher. They took him in the 24th round.

Video: Yanks take Hensley with first pick

June, 5, 2012
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ESPN.com's Sooner Nation site was invited to watch the first round with Ty Hensley. Reporter Bob Przybylo takes us inside the celebration when the 6-foot-4, 220-pound righthander from Santa Fe HS in Edmond, Okla., was selected by the Yankees with the 30th overall pick.

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