Yankees' Florial, Adams earn top honors

Outfielder, right-hander tabbed as club's Minor Leaguers of the year

Estevan Florial collected 43 extra-base hits in 110 games this year. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

By Michael Leboff / MiLB.com | September 28, 2017 10:59 PM ET

Estevan Florial's breakout year got a little more impressive on Thursday.

The Yankees' No. 3 prospect was honored, along with Chance Adams, as the organization's top prospect of the season. 

"I haven't been in another organization, but for me, this is the best one," Florial told MLB.com. "Not just because they're the Yankees, but because of the treatment and all of the personalities. They're calling up a lot of young players, so it's amazing."

Video: Florial rips clutch solo homer for Charleston

Florial batted a composite.298/.372/.479 in 110 games between Class A Charleston and Class A Advanced Tampa. The 19-year-old outfielder collected 23 doubles, seven triples, 13 homers and 57 RBIs. Florial also stole 23 bases in 31 attempts before being bumped up to Double-A Trenton for the Eastern League postseason.

"He's probably one of the higher evaluated players that I've written up in my scouting days," Yankees' vice president of baseball operations Naehring told MLB.com. "He still has some work to do on the development side, but when you look at the interesting dynamic of this young man, he has a chance to be an above-average defender that has speed, arm strength, raw power to all parts of the field and intangibles like a sense of urgency with his work ethic that is unparalleled. It's exciting."

Adams went a combined 15-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 27 starts between Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 150 1/3 total innings, the Yankees' top pitching prospect allowed 104 hits and 58 walks, while notching 135 strikeouts. 

Video: Chance Adam's 12-strikeout day

"He's been a winner at every level," Yankees vice president of player development Gary Denbo told the New York Post. "He's definitely an option for us in the starting rotation going forward."

Michael Leboff is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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