Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 10 Prospects for Week 5

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Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 10 Prospects for Week 5
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John Ryan Murphy

April has come and gone, and the future stars of the New York Yankees' organizations have now put in several weeks of work to allow us to really gauge how much they have progressed since last season.

While four of the team's top-10 prospects have yet to step on the field this year, the future still appears to be pretty bright. That being said, the future could be now for some of the prospects at the higher levels.

The Yankees have sustained a multitude of injuries already this season. John Ryan Murphy (No. 3) has already reaped the benefits of injuries to the big club, as he as found semi-regular playing time as Brian McCann's backup.

The Yankees don't have any other top prospects past Double-A right now, but that shouldn't stop them from reworking their minor league rosters in order to get the best talents in the best places to help the organization win. With an aging team like the Yankees, you never know when an injury might hit that results in a youngster getting playing time.

This report has updated the stock of the team's top-10 prospects week after week this season. There has been some good and some bad, but we'll break it all down right here.


*Note: OF Slade Heathcott (No. 2), 1B Greg Bird (No. 8), RHP Jose Ramirez (No. 9) and LHP Ian Clarkin (No. 10) have yet to play 2014. Heathcott (Triple-A), Bird (Double-A) and Ramirez (Triple-A) are all recovering from injuries. Clarkin is currently gaining experience in rookie ball before seeing time in Low-A ball.

**RF Tyler Austin (No. 6) is currently on the DL after straining his groin.

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