Colorado Rockies: What a Nolan Arenado trade to the Yankees could look like
On the prospect front, the Yankees have three of MLB.com top 100 prospects. Two of them are right handed pitchers and their top prospect is an outfielder. Their top prospect, outfielder Estevan Florial, and their third best prospect according to MLB.com, Albert Abreu, are each in the lower levels of the minor leagues.
But if the Rockies were to want somebody who is close to being major league ready and a top prospect, they should look to Jonathan Loaisiga. He even made nine appearances at the major league level last season.
According to MLB.com on a scouting scale (from 20 to 80), Loaisiga is a three pitch pitcher with a 65 fastball, a curveball of 55, and a changeup of 55. His control is a 55 as well. His fastball is consistently in the mid-90s but can top out at 98. He also has a “clean delivery that he repeats well, allowing him to work the bottom of the strike zone and be stingy with walks. His stuff and control give him a ceiling of a mid-rotation starter, though his size and health history are concerns,” according to MLB.com.
He is ranked as MLB.com’s 66th best prospect and if acquired, he would become the Rockies second best prospect, behind only Brendan Rodgers.