Yankees Prospect Power Rankings

In our ninth installment of the Power Rankings for the 2015 season, reliever James Pazos [in the photo above] is shooting up the rankings. Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues.

[Photo by Patrick Teale]

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 SWB Promotion to Triple-A and with Jagielo on the DL has Judge the undisputed #1 in recent weeks 2
2 Brady Lail TRE Not getting a ton of strikeouts but he's been the most consistent pitcher down on the farm in 2015 5
3 Luis Severino SWB More than holding his own in Triple-A; in fact he's pitching better since his promotion 7
4 Jordan Montgomery TAM Had okay outings in his past two starts; still finished the first half with a combined 2.74 ERA and more K's than innings pitched 3
5 Rookie Davis TAM His breakout season continues; has 25 K's and just four walks in last four starts 17
6 Jorge Mateo CHA Hitting .295 in June and the power is starting to catch up to his blazing speed [51 stolen bases] 11
7 Dustin Fowler TAM Promoted to high-A; his combined .319 average leads the farm system 18
8 Abiatal Avelino TAM Pedestrian .264 average disguises his farm system-leading 44 runs scored; also has 33 stolen bases and bumped his OPS up to .794 in June 10
9 Ben Gamel SWB Hitting just .255 in June but he still leads Scranton in total bases [112] this season 8
10 Nick Goody TRE Perhaps the most consistent reliever in the farm system in 2015; has 0 walks and 13 K's in last seven outings 16
11 James Pazos SWB Seemingly on the big league fast track now, he still hasn't walked a batter yet in his first nine outings NR
12 Gabe Encinas TAM Had a clunker in his last outing [5 ER in 2 innings], snapping his streak of six straight starts allowing two earned runs or less 12
13 Jake Cave TRE Having so-so June thus far but overall has been very consistent in 2015 15
14 Mark Payton TRE Still has to adjust to Double-A but he's quietly having a very, very good season; ranks second in runs [40] and third in walks [30] NR
15 Tyler Wade TAM Brutal month of June disguises what had been developing as a breakout season; still ranks third in runs [39] and third in stolen bases [26] 6
16 Rob Refsnyder SWB Lower than normal .271 average hides the fact he's been very productive; among the total bases, runs scored, doubles, and walks leaders in the farm system 20
17 Ramon Flores SWB The Bronx-Scranton shuttle has him flying under the radar again and switching on and off from the rankings; has a near .800 OPS in 11 games this month NR
18 Kyle Roller SWB Slugger doing what sluggers do; ranks second in home runs [12] and first in walks [39] 13
19 Ericson Leonora TAM Free-swinger sports just a .277 on-base percentage but he has 26 extra-base hits at the halfway mark NR
20 Ali Castillo SWB Hitting a ridiculous .352 combined between Double-A and Triple-A but his inexplicable lack of playing time doesn't allow him to qualify among the hitting leaders NR

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