Yankees Prospect Power Rankings

In our third installment of the Power Rankings for the 2015 season, both Aaron Judge [in the photo above] and Matt Snyder make hard charges towards the top. Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues.

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 Aaron Judge TRE Has hit safely in 13 of last 14 games to raise his average to .330, which ranks 5th in the system. He leads the farm in total bases though with 57 13
2 Eric Jagielo TRE One of the most consistent hitters so far in the young season; he ranks first in runs [21] and RBI [20], and second in total bases [53] 1
3 Matt Snyder TAM Like Judge, he's reaching a boiling point offensively, collecting five multi-hit games in his last seven played and now leads the farm system with a .371 average and is tied with Jagielo for the RBI lead 19
4 Abiatal Avelino TAM He's been challenged somewhat since his promotion to high-A but still ranks second in runs [20], doubles [9], and stolen bases [18] 2
5 Luis Severino TAM More steady than standout so far in 2015, Severino has been one of the more consistent pitchers in the farm system this season 7
6 Jordan Montgomery CHA Continues to lead the farm system in strikeouts [33] and like Severino has been quite consistent so far in the early going 12
7 Rookie Davis TAM Ranks second in strikeouts [one behind Montgomery and one ahead of Severino] and was able to erase a really bad start this week with a strong one right after 5
8 Ben Gamel SWB Continues to swing a blistering bat; his .351 average ranks second in the farm system 6
9 Slade Heatchott SWB Like Snyder, he's showing what he can do when he's healthy. His numbers are very close to that of Gamel so far 15
10 Jonathan Holder TAM He's allowed two earned runs or less in all five starts so far; now that's consistency! 9
11 Bryan Mitchell SWB Don't look now but Mitchell is having one of his most consistent periods ever in his career, allowing two earned runs or less in five of his first six starts [and allowing three earned runs in the other start]. NR
12 Nick Goody TRE Looking like his pre-Tommy John surgerym dominant self this season; has pitched seven straight scoreless appearances 16
13 Dustin Fowler CHA Has more total bases [46] than Snyder and Heathcott, and yet he's been flying under the radar; his 16 RBIs are tied for 3rd in the system too and he's safely in 20 of the last 22 games NR
14 Ramon Flores SWB Slowing down somewhat; he hasn't had an extra-base hit in his last six games 3
15 Jorge Mateo CHA Still leads the farm system in stolen bases [21] but the other numbers are rather pedestrian despite hitting his first home run of the season on Thursday 17
16 Tyler Wade TAM His .317 average puts him 6th in the farm system, he's tied for 3rd in stolen bases, and his 14 RBIs ranks him tied for 5th in that category too NR
17 Mason Williams TRE Treading water lately, he has just one extra-base hit and no stolen bases in the month of May 14
18 Luis Cedeno CHA It's only been three starts so far and he doesn't throw very hard but it's hard to ignore a 0.59 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP ratio NR
19 Mark Payton TAM A steady performer all season, he's hit safely in seven of his last eight games and he ranks third in the farm system in runs scored behind Jagielo and Avelino 11
20 Chaz Hebert TAM His last start was disastrous enough [2.2 IP, 7 R] to have him slide here considerably but five earned runs in his first five starts combined is still Top 20 worthy 4

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