Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 10 Prospects for Week 16

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Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 10 Prospects for Week 16
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Zoilo Almonte, a former staple of this list, went down with an ankle injury this past week.

It was yet another injury-riddled week for the New York Yankees. Former mainstay on this list, Zoilo Almonte, went down with a sprained ankle, Derek Jeter went to the disabled list with a Grade 1 quad strain and Alex Rodriguez's debut was delayed because of that same quad strain.

Several players from down on the farm were called up to fill the roster. Brent Lillibridge, a player far from a prospect, took the spot of Jeter. Thomas Neal, another player not exactly in prospect territory, was called up to take the spot of Almonte.

Melky Mesa, a prospect that falls just outside of the team's top 10, was called up when infielder Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment.

None of the team's top 10 were called up, though, and not a single one was moved to a different level of the farm system as a result of the flurry of other moves. Such was to be expected. Of the team's 10 best prospects, only Jose A. Ramirez is in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It's not often that players can make a seamless transition from Double-A to the bigs, hence the Yankees' reasoning to leave them in the minors.

It was another rough week for the Yankees in terms of injuries and record (they lost two of three games to the Boston Red Sox in the week's only action). Luckily, they had some bright spots in the minors to smile about.

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