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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Keith Law's Top 100 of 2008

ESPN's Keith Law released his top 100 prospects of 2008 and five Yankees were on his list.

Joba Chamberlain came in third, behind my man Evan Longoria (third base prospect for Tampa Bay) and Jay Bruce (outfielder in the Cincinnati organization), but in front of Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox.

Jose Tabata ranked 21st, Austin Jackson 24th, Ian Kennedy 45th and last year's first round draft pick Andrew Brackman rounded out the list at No. 100.

The fact that the Yankees didn't trade for Johan Santana shows a dramatic shift in the organization's ideology. Brian Cashman isn't doing all of this work in the minor leagues to simply trade them away when they need a quick fix.


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