Pereira ranks as the Yankees’ third-best prospect and No. 80 overall across baseball in MLB.com’s midseason prospect rankings. The 22-year-old has been raking at both Double-A and Triple-A this season, hitting .300 overall with 18 home runs.
The Yankees desperately need something to change, and trying to add some energy with a top prospect is a Hail Mary, though an admittedly understandable one. The team’s problems are well-documented, and at 60-64, they are quickly running out of time to get themselves back into the playoff race.