Where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Yankees' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Gleyber Torres -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
2. Clint Frazier -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
3. Blake Rutherford -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
4. Aaron Judge -- New York Yankees (MLB)
5. Jorge Mateo -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
6. James Kaprielian -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
7. Justus Sheffield -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
8. Chance Adams -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
9. Dustin Fowler -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
10. Miguel Andujar -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
11. Albert Abreu -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
12. Tyler Wade -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
13. Jordan Montgomery -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)
14. Domingo Acevedo -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
15. Dillon Tate -- Extended spring camp
16. Tyler Austin -- New York Yankees (MLB) -- DL
17. Estevan Florial -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
18. Wilkerman Garcia -- Extended spring camp
19. Nolan Martinez -- Extended spring camp
20. Nick Solak -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
21. Ian Clarkin -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
22. Chad Green -- Trenton Thunder (AA)
23. Zack Littell -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
24. Drew Finley -- Extended spring camp
25. Kyle Holder -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)
26. Jonathan Holder -- New York Yankees (MLB)
27. Donny Sands -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
28. Jorge Guzman -- Extended spring camp
29. Freicer Perez -- Charleston RiverDogs (A)
30. Taylor Widener -- Tampa Yankees (A Adv)

(Tampa's provisional roster isn't available yet, so we made an educated guess as to which prospects would wind up there and in extended spring camp.)

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Team to watch
The Yankees have MLBPipeline's No. 2-ranked farm system, and with that type of talent, they are undoubtedly going to have some of the top MiLB teams, which is the case with Double-A Trenton. Not only do the Thunder boast Torres, the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball at shortstop, but they also have left-hander Sheffield and right-handers Adams and Green in the rotation. Andujar is one of the game's best third-base prospects.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 prospects' starting spots
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Teams on MiLB.TV
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Trenton Thunder
Charleston RiverDogs
Staten Island Yankees

New faces
The Yankees revamped their farm system at last year's Trade Deadline, but they made a few moves over the offseason as well. New York acquired a trio of right-handers over the offseason: Abreu and Guzman from the Astros and Littell from the Mariners. Abrea and Guzman were part of the Brian McCann deal, while Littell was traded for James Pazos.

On the shelf
First baseman/outfielder Austin has been one of the Yankees' best hitting prospects when healthy -- but he has had a hard time staying healthy. He missed significant time each season from 2012-15, then broke the navicular bone in his left foot when he fouled a ball off it in mid-February. Instead of competing for regular playing time in New York, Austin is on the club's 60-day disabled list.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.