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MLB Top 100 Prospects For 2012: Four Yankees Make List

Four New York Yankees farmhands are among the 2012 MLB Top 100 Prospects, according rankings released Thursday by MLB.com. Left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos (13th), right-handed pitcher Dellin Betances (41st), catcher Gary Sanchez (53rd) and outfielder Mason Williams (73rd) are on the MLB.com list.

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MLB.com's take on the 'upside potential' of all four prospects is listed below. The story also includes full profiles and minor league statistics for all of the players.

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[Related: See SB Nation's Minor League Ball for more about all of these prospects]

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No. 13, Manny Banuelos (LHP)

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Upside potential: Once he throws more strikes, he has the chance to be an electric starter who can be a No. 2 or 3 starter.

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No. 41, Dellin Betances (RHP)

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Upside potential: With better command, he’s a No. 2 or 3 starter. If not, he still could pitch in the back end of a rotation or perhaps as a setup man.

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No. 53, Gary Sanchez (C)

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Upside potential: As long as the defense improves, he can be a bat-first big league backstop, catching every day and hitting in the middle of a lineup.

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No. 73, Mason Williams (OF)

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Upside potential: Perhaps the toolsiest prospect in the Yankees’ system, he has the chance to be another in a long line of multi-tooled homegrown center fielders to patrol Yankee Stadium and the first since Bernie Williams.

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