YPPR -- Severino Back In The Mix

We are closing in on the end of the season. In this week's YPPR [Yankees Prospects Power Rankings], right-hander Luis Severino jumps back into the mix after returning from the disabled list. Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues in our 16th installment of the season.

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 Rob Refsnyder SWB Not exactly a standout week for him [just one extra-base hit and two RBIs] but he still leads the farm system in hitting [.322] and ranks second in runs [81] 1
2 Luis Severino TRE Returned from the disabled list this past week to post a meager 4.76 ERA in two starts but still ranks second overall in starter ERA [2.48] and first in strikeouts [123] NR
3 Aaron Judge TAM Heating up again; hit .391 last week with three doubles and another home run. His 83 walks leads the farm system 2
4 Kyle Roller SWB Began the week with five straight hitless games before ending it with two multi-hit games with two doubles 3
5 Jacob Lindgren TRE Making mincemeat of Double-A hitters; has allowed just two hits and one walk in last six scoreless innings, striking out ten batters 5
6 Jose Pirela SWB Finishing the season strong, hitting two triples and two more home runs this past week; was named Year-End International League All-Star too 9
7 Greg Bird TRE On the subject of strong finishes, Bird clubbed two more home runs this past week, giving him 7 in 21 Double-A games; he had 7 home runs in 75 high-A games prior 11
8 Jake Cave TRE Still a bit erratic, erasing a three-game hitless streak with three straight multi-hit games this past week, but he's slugging at a higher clip in Double-A 7
9 James Pazos TRE Had a 0.26 ERA over a 22-game span snapped in his last outing, but it came in a mop-up situation; overall numbers are still fantastic 4
10 Nick Rumbelow SWB Rough week included giving up 5 earned runs in just 2.2 innings; still has ridiculous numbers across four levels [2.75 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 75 Ks in 54 innings] 6
11 Eric Jagielo TAM Began the week clubbing two more home runs; has gone hitless though in four straight games since 8
12 Jaron Long TRE Picked up another win with eight shutout innings in his last start; leads farm system in wins [11] and ERA [2.25] 10
13 Miguel Andujar CHA Hit safely in all 5 games last week with two doubles, a triple, and a home run, and is now hitting .317 over his last 57 games 13
14 Caleb Smith TAM Tossed five shutout innings in his lone start this past week, marking the third time in six high-A starts he's allowed one earned run or less 16
15 Brady Lail TAM Lail has also allowed one earned run or less in three of his six high-A starts, they just happen to be the last three starts overall; he's making the adjustment 20
16 Tyler Austin TRE Only played in three games this past week and went 2-10 with a double; still, he's hitting .336 in his last 122 at-bats 12
17 Gary Sanchez TRE Only played in four games last week because of his paternity leave but managed to hit safely in three of them, including a three-run home run 15
18 Daniel Camarena TRE Mixed week saw him give up 4 earned runs in six innings before striking out 12 in eight innings of one-run ball in his next start 19
19 Tyler Webb TRE Still remains one of the more consistent relievers down on the farm system this year 18
20 Dante Bichette Jr. TRE Starting to adjust to Double-A, hitting safely in seven straight games and clubbing his first Double-A home last week 17

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