Staten Island, NY-- The 2000 New York-Penn League Champion Staten Island Yankees had five players named to the annual Baseball America Top-20 Prospects list on Friday, September 29th.
Elvis Corporan was selected as the second best prospect in the NY-Penn League for the 2000 season behind Jamestown's Wilson Betemit.
Corporan, who started the 2000 season off with the Greensboro Bats (South Atlantic League), hit .260 with 14 doubles, eight home runs, and 36 RBIs. Corporan was considered one of the top defensive third basemen in the league and was a leader for the Yanks championship run.
Danny Borrell (# 8), Andy Beal (# 9), Chien-Ming Wang (# 16), and David Parrish (# 17) were also added to the first ever Top-20 list.
Borrell, who was selected in the second round of the 2000 June Draft by the New York Yankees out of Wake Forest University, went 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA in ten starts in his first professional season.
Andy Beal, who led the league with nine wins and ended the season with a 9-3 record, was selected as the ninth-best prospect. The southpaw out of Vanderbilt University had a team-best 2.34 ERA.
Chien-Ming "Tiger" Wang was selected as the 16th best prospect for the 2000 season. The Taiwanese right-hander went 4-4 with 2.48.
David Parrish rounded out the SI Yanks selections. Parrish, who was selected 28th overall in the 2000 June Free-Agent Draft was tabbed as the 17th best prospect in the NY-Penn League. Parrish was one of the top defensive receivers during the 2000 campaign and hit .240 with 20 doubles, four home runs, and 29 RBIs.
The 1999 SI Yanks had two players selected to Baseball America's Top-10 Prospects list. Alex Graman was selected as the best prospect in the NY-Penn League in 1999. David Walling was tabbed as the sixth- best prospect in the SI Yanks inaugural season.
The top prospects are selected by the coaches and managers of the NY-Penn League.
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