*Photo by Bill Cook, Trenton Thunder*

**Note**: This list is not about who are the better players or prospects, but rather who is doing the best and making the most of their opportunities.

Rank |
Name |
Team |
Comments |
Last Week's Rank |

1 | Luis Severino | TRE | Struck out 7 batters and didn't allow an earned run in his last start; has struck out 19 more batters than the next highest pitcher this season | 2 |

2 | Aaron Judge | TAM | Hitting .306 in his last 32 high-A games with five home runs, two of which have come in the last two games | 1 |

3 | Rob Refsnyder | SWB | There has been a significant cooling off period, hitting just .256 in his last 32 games | 3 |

4 | Kyle Roller | SWB | Became the farm system home run leader [21] after O'Brien was traded; he's picking it up lately [2 HRs in last 5 games] after a not-so great July [.247, 3 HRs in 27 games] | 4 |

5 | Jose Pirela | SWB | He, along with Severino, haven't seen great fluctuations in production; he's hitting .307 in his last 32 games | 5 |

6 | Jake Cave | TRE | Taking a shining to Double-A, he has reached base safely in 16 of his first 18 Trenton games; has led the farm system in hits [141] all season long | 7 |

7 | James Pazos | TRE | Two more scoreless appearances this past week and has a 0.36 ERA in his last 17 games; lefties are hitting just .129 against him | 11 |

8 | Jaron Long | TRE | Won two straight starts last week, allowing just 2 earned runs in 12.2 innings with 11 K's; still leads farm system starters in ERA [2.27] | 12 |

9 | Jacob Lindgren | TRE |
Promoted again, this time to Double-A; posting video game-like numbers thus far [0.68 ERA, 30 K's in 13.1 innings] |
13 |

10 | Nick Rumbelow | SWB | Tearing through the minors, he was promoted to Triple-A this past week; he struck out 15 Double-A batters in 7.1 innings and struck out two in two scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut | 10 |

11 | Daniel Camarena | TRE | Making the Double-A adjustment, he has allowed three earned runs total in his last two starts; his combined 3.20 ERA ranks 4th among farm system starters | 15 |

12 | Eric Jagielo | TAM | Had two more HRs this past week and went 7-23 [.304]; has 15 home runs this season -- imagine if he didn't miss two months of the season! | 16 |

13 | Dante Bichette Jr. | TAM | Cooling off a bit lately, hitting just .146 in his last 11 games, but he finished the month of July with 11 doubles and 19 RBI | 9 |

14 | Ian Clarkin | CHA | Reportedly promoted to high-A Tampa, he tossed five shutout innings in his last Charleston start | 18 |

15 | Caleb Smith | TAM | Had two clunkers this past week, allowing 11 earned runs in 8.1 innings; when he's on this season, he's dominant. When he's not though, he's been really roughed up. He needs to learn to avoid the clunkers | 8 |

16 | Gary Sanchez | TRE |
He's having more of a solid season than folks realize, hitting .275 with 12 home runs and 56 RBI [just 4 behind Roller]; he's hitting .308 in his last 26 games too |
NR |

17 | Greg Bird | TRE | Promoted to Double-A after posting an .817 OPS in 75 high-A games; hit his first Double-A home run three games into his promotion | 14 |

18 | Miguel Andujar | CHA | Hitting .327 over his past 42 games with 11 doubles and four home runs, there arguably isn't a hotter hitter in the farm system right now and he's doing it as one of the youngest players in the Sally League | NR |

19 | Tyler Austin | TRE | Like Andujar the numbers are creeping way up lately; Austin is hitting .314 in his last 31 games and for the season he has a better strikeout rate and walk rate than Ben Gamel - that's impressive | NR |

20 | Tyler Webb | SWB |
Promoted yet again [this time to Triple-A], Webb is among the strikeout leaders [81] down on the farm and he's done it coming out of the bullpen |
NR |