This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
The New York Yankees reportedly do not want to give up Clint Frazier in a deal for a pitcher that will bolster their rotation for the remainder of the season. Could the Yankees get a trade done without the inclusion of Frazier? The Bronx Bombers certainly appear to have some high upside phenoms other than Frazier. Starting pitcher Deivi Garcia fanned 15 batters in six innings in his last start for Double-A Trenton. It was the fourth time in nine starts the diminutive righty struck out double-digit batters in a game. Garcia's notched 67 strikeouts in just 42 innings, and opposing batters are hitting a putrid .188 against. Meanwhile, 21-year-old righty Luis Gil has been brought along slowly but is having a breakout campaign at Low-A Charleston with a 1.82 ERA and 81:27 K:BB in only 59.2 innings. Add in top prospect and centerfielder Estevan Florial, who has returned from injury, and the Yankees could have enough enticing young players other than Frazier to get a deal done for a pitcher down the line.
Let's take a look at some prospects making headlines in this edition of the Minor League Barometer.
Jo Adell, OF, LAA – Adell has been a monster since getting to Double-A. After missing nearly the first two months of the season, he's returned with a bang and cemented his status as one of the top hitting prospects in all of baseball. In 16 games at this level, Adell is batting .397 with three