The Yankees lost three of their better prospects in the Rule 5 Draft this year; Garrett Whitlock, Trevor Stephan, and Kyle Holder, and it impacted our initial prospect rankings. Here are the revised PinstripesPlus.com Top 70 Yankees' prospects.
Whether national pundits realized it or not, the Yankees have had one of the deepest farm systems around for years and it was proven big-time on Thursday when New York lost seven prospects in the Rule 5 Draft, nearly ten percent of all players selected. While the Yankees have the depth to overcome those losses, they are still losses nonetheless. Here’s a recap of what they lost.