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Eight former RiverDogs among Baseball America’s top Yankees prosects

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CHARLESTON, SC – The Top 10 New York Yankees prospects for 2013 according to Baseball America has a very distinct Charleston feel to it as the top eight are all former RiverDogs, and the ninth and tenth prospects could potentially start next year in the Lowcountry.

The top rated prospect is outfielder Mason Williams, who spent the majority of 2012 in a RiverDogs uniform. The remainder of the top 10 after Williams is listed in order (with their years spent in Charleston in parentheses):

·         OF Slade Heathcott (2010-11)

·         C Gary Sanchez (2011-12)

·         OF Tyler Austin (2012)

·         RHP Jose Campos (2012)

·         RHP Brett Marshall (2009-10)

·         2B Angelo Gumbs (2012)

·         LHP Manny Banuelos (2009)

·         RHP Ty Hensley (n/a)

·         RHP Rafael De Paula (n/a)

"We've been very fortunate to have some talented players come through Charleston since we became a Yankees affiliate in 2005," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.  "It has allowed us to provide our fans top-level baseball every game and this Top 10 list of Yankees prospects that features eight former RiverDogs further proves it."

The RiverDogs open their 2013 home campaign on April 11 against the Augusta GreenJackets. Season tickets and mini-plans are currently on sale.  Visit www.RiverDogs.com or call the box office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) for more information.

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