For some reason I thought Baseball America had already released its Top 100 Prospects list for 2014, so shame on me for being wrong. It was actually released this morning, and unlike most of the other major top 100 lists the Yankees were represented by more than 1 player on this one. The first was Masahiro Tanaka, who BA ranked as the 4th best prospect in baseball, and the second was Gary Sanchez at 35.
Personally I don't consider Tanaka a true "prospect" because of the time he spent playing in the NPB, but that's just me. If you do consider him one, then it's almost impossible to not rank him in the top 5. Sanchez at 35 is a pleasant surprise since he was 57th on this list last year and didn't exactly light the world on fire in 2013. As I've said before, it just speaks to how highly scouts think of his natural talent and potential ceiling.
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