Monday, January 16, 2012

Road to Yankee Stadium Top 10: #7 Jose Campos

Here is what I wrote about him for the Montero trade:

The other pitcher the Yankees got in the trade is 19 year old righty Jose Campos. Campos' minor league career isn't as impressive as Pineda but he did have a very nice 2011 season. But lets start at the beginning. He was signed out of Venezuela in 2009 at age 17. He spent his first season in the Venezuelan Summer League. There he went 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA in 33 innings. He then spent the next season in the same league. 2010 was a much more impressive season. He went 8-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 57 innings. This past season he was called up to Low A Short Season (Equivalent to Staten Island in the Yankees system). There he went 5-5 with a 2.32 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 81.1 innings. Since Campos has not played above Low A he is hard to project into the future. But from everything I have read about this trade he seems to have very good stuff and could be a top of the rotation pitcher if he continues to mature.
I went and searched for him in the Mariners list of top prospects and he popped up right around #5 in all of them.  I feel the Yankees have a better minor league system and the way he fits into our minors right now that he is around the #7 prospect in our system at this time.  This makes this trade look even better, as we got a top of the rotation starter and a top 10 prospect for our top prospect and an expendable arm.

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