June 15, 2021

The prospects the Yankees saved over Jacoby Ellsbury, Greg Bird (New York Post)

The Yankees made big noise on Wednesday with the players they let go, moving on from Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird. But one reason those decisions were made was to protect their prospects by placing them on the 40-man roster. Get to know them below.

OF Estevan Florial

Injuries have held back the highly regarded outfielder whom scouts have raved about as a five-tool prospect. The 21-year-old broke his wrist in spring training this year, one season after suffering a broken hamate bone. He slashed .237/.297/.383 in 74 games at Single-A Tampa, hitting eight home runs and driving in 38 runs.

P Deivi Garcia

A huge riser this past season, Garcia went from Single-A Tampa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2019, striking out 165 batters over 111.1 innings with a 4.28 ERA. The 20-year-old hurler was selected to the Futures Game at All-Star weekend this year and is seen as one of the premier prospects in the Yankees’ minor league system.

P Luis Gil

Acquired in 2018 from the Twins for outfielder Jack Cave, Gil has impressed since joining the Yankees organization and is now considered the team’s fourth-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline. This year, the big-armed right-hander…

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