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Yankees, Mets each have three entries on Baseball America's new Top 100 list

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 2022-01-19

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Baseball America released its new list of their Top 100 prospects on Wednesday, with the Yankees and Mets each boasting three entries.

The Yankees have a top-10 entry in shortstop Anthony Volpe, who continues to shoot up prospect lists despite not playing a game past High-A since being drafted in the first round of the 2019 June Amateur Draft. So far in his minor league career, the New Jersey native is slashing .276/.406/.548, and batted .294 with a .1027 OPS and 27 home runs in 109 games between low and High-A last season.

A fellow Yankee shortstop in Oswald Peraza came in at No. 55, as the two have been discussed at length this offseason as the Yanks decide how to upgrade the shortstop position at the major league level in 2022. Peraza, 21, saw brief time in Triple-A last season but spend the bulk of his year with Double-A Somerset, where he hit .296 with an .815 OPS and 12 home runs across 326 at-bats.

The final Yankee entry on the list is hyped outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez, ranking 87 th on the list. Dominguez got his first taste of pro ball last season and slashed .258/.346/.398 with five home runs with the Tampa Tarpons. The 19-year-old can see himself climb this list quickly as he gets more exposure after missing 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing minor league shutdown.

On the Mets’ side, catcher Francisco Alvarez leads the way at No. 13 after a strong season between Low and High-A in 2021, when he slashed .272/.388/.554 with 24 home runs across 99 games. Third baseman Brett Baty is ranked 39 th overall after getting a taste of Double-A last season, where he hit .272 with a .787 OPS in 151 at-bats. The former first round pick just turned 22 years old.

Shortstop prospect Ronny Mauricio rounds out the New York entries at No. 92, after the 20-year-old saw brief time at Double-A Binghamton last season. The bulk of his year was played at High-A Brooklyn, where he posted a .740 OPS with 19 home runs in 100 games.

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