Now that we're over the halfway point in the season, MLB has released their midseason Top 100 list, which features two Yankee prospects. Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez both made the list, and are ranked 70 and 76, respectively.
Severino started the season in Single-A Charleston where he posted a 2.79 ERA and 1.13 WHIP before being promoted to High-A Tampa. He pitched so well in Tampa (1.31 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 12.2 K/9) that he received another promotion after just 20 IP. The young right-hander is now pitching in Trenton with 13 strikeouts through 9 IP, 1.11 WHIP and 1.16 FIP.
Sanchez has spent the year in Double-A, where he's hitting .277/.341/.419 with 111 wRC+. He also has hit 10 home runs, which could put him on track to pass last year's 15.
In his first year in the minor leagues, Aaron Judge was reportedly close to making the list too:
Lot of Aaron Judge questions, too. Like him but not quite enough to put him on @MLBPipeline Top 100 yet. Not too far off. @Yankees— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 28, 2014
Judge is batting .319/.419/.501 with 13 home runs. Maybe he'll make it next time.