OF Stars Lead Yankees Organization All-Stars

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Three of the New York Yankees’ young outfield stars  Spencer Jones, Jasson Domínguez and Everson Pereira are on the team’s organizational All-Stars.

The team was selected based on performance at any of the Yankees’ minor-league affiliates.

Jones, Domínguez and Pereira are the Yankees’ Nos. 1, 2 and 3 prospects, along with being Major League Baseball’s Nos. 73, 74 and 75 prospects, respectively.

Jones finished 2023 at Double-A Somerset and batted .267 with 16 home runs and 66 RBI. Jones led the organization with 29 doubles.

Domínguez got his call-up with the Yankees in September, but it was brief, as he tore his UCL and had Tommy John surgery after the season. But it was also memorable, as he homered in his first MLB at-bat off future Hall-of-Famer Justin Verlander. With Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he batted .265 with 15 home runs and 76 RBI.

Pereira also got a promotion to the Bronx last season after he batted .300 combined at Somerset and S/W-B. He had 18 home runs and 64 RBI.

Several other Top 30 Yankees prospects made the team, but one has been traded — pitcher Drew Thorpe. He was the only minor-leaguer set to the San Diego Padres in a seven-player deal to acquire slugger Juan Soto.

The Padres are getting a pitcher in Thorpe who was the Yankees’ No. 5 prospect and baseball’s No. 99 prospect. He reached Somerset and went 14-2 with a 2.52 ERA with 182 strikeouts in 139.1 innings and was named MiLB’s Pitching Prospect of the Year.

The Yankees’ other Top 30 prospects on the All-Star team included left-handed starter Brock Selvidge (No. 13, 8-5, 3.45 ERA, shortstop Jared Serna (No. 20, .283, 19 home runs, 79 RBI), catcher Ben Rice (No. 23, .324, 20 home runs, 68 RBI),

The rest of the All-Star team includes first baseman Andrés Chaparro (.247, 25 home runs, 89 RBI), second baseman Caleb Durbin (.304, four home runs, 25 RBI), third baseman Jesus Rodriguez (.310, nine home runs, 62 RBI) and relief pitcher Jack Neely (6-5, seven saves, 2.17 ERA).

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