New York Yankees
The Yankees are in the middle of a championship or bust window. They are hoping that the current roster already has superstars performing at an elite level to carry them to a 28th World Series championship. However, they still have talent percolating underneath that can torment Toronto in the years to come.
Austin Wells is one of those players and the Blue Jays have already been treated to him during the early stages of his career. Wells smacked a two-run home run off Jordan Romano to dent the Blue Jays’ Wild Card standing during a pivotal series against New York last September. The 24-year-old got plenty of run in September and hit two of his four home runs against Toronto. Wells seems to be a really solid defensive option behind the plate and Yankee pitchers have raved about his abilities.
This isn’t the first time we have heard about a highly touted Yankees catching prospect. Wells seems like he is cut from a different cloth and will certainly be given a shot to win the starting job in spring training.
Another highly-touted youngster is Jasson Dominguez. Dominguez unfortunately went under the knife and had Tommy John Surgery just eight games into his MLB career. He slashed .258/ .303/ .677 with four homers and a 158 OPS+ in that short time and carries the nickname “The Martian”. The young Dominican just turned 20, so he should be tormenting AL East rivals for a long time.