Here is the minor league report for the 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Triple-A affiliate for the New York Yankees.
The key name to note on the roster is catcher Jesus Montero. It is tough to project him at catcher in keeper leagues with him being 6-4 and close to 225 pounds already at age 20. With Posada signed for 2011 and a buyout option on Nick Johnson, it is not unrealistic to think that Montero opens the season at designated hitter for the Yankees in 2011. It may be hard to believe a 21-year-old turning into a DH already, but with a bat that has been compared to Manny Ramirez, Frank Thomas or other top power hitters in their prime, his stick will get him on the field somewhere next season.
Top pitching prospect Zach McAllister starts the year at Triple-A after compiling a 2.23 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in Double-A last season. A good control pitcher with the ability to throw strikes, McAllister projects as a back end of the rotation start with the ability to eat up innings.
How they rank:
Baseball America: Montero (1), McAllister (5)
Keith Law: Montero (1), McAllister (3)
John Sickels: Montero (1), McAllister (4), Melancon (6)
Here is a look at 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees roster by position:
1B Juan Miranda
2B Reegie Corona
SS Eduardo Nunez
3B Kevin Russo
LF Colin Curtis
CF Greg Golson
RF David Winfree