Yankees Prospect Power Rankings

In our tenth installment of the Power Rankings for the 2015 season, right-hander Gabe Encinas [in the photo above] is beginning to heat up. 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 Has iron-clad hold on the #1 spot; still adjusting to Triple-A but still leads the farm system in total bases, home runs, and RBIs 1
2 Luis Severino SWB The scary part is he's pitching his best baseball ever right now at the highest minor league level 3
3 Brady Lail TRE Has allowed two earned runs or less in 12 of last 13 starts 2
4 Dustin Fowler TAM Has led the farm system in hitting for nearly a month now; now among the stolen base and RBI leaders too 7
5 Nick Goody SWB Had more strikeout than all Trenton starters before his promotion to Triple-A 10
6 James Pazos SWB Might be better than Goody so far; has a ridiculous 0.71 WHIP and .167 opponent's batting average 11
7 Jorge Mateo CHA Still leads all of baseball in stolen bases [56] and he's heating up too, hitting over .300 the past two weeks 6
8 Jordan Montgomery TAM Leveling off somewhat in high-A; still ranks second in K's [85] 4
9 Gabe Encinas TAM Innings limit only thing keeping out of category leaders; has 2.25 ERA and 14 K's in two starts since last ranking 12
10 Rookie Davis TAM Roughed up in last outing but still leads the farm system in K's [86] 5
11 Rob Refsnyder SWB Offensive production going wildly underrated; ranks first in walks [44], second in doubles [17] and runs scored [45], and he's batting over .300 since the end of April 16
12 Jake Cave TRE Might be the most consistent hitter in the farm system in 2015 so far 13
13 Gary Sanchez TRE Like Refsnyder he's blistering hot lately, clubbing home runs in four straight games NR
14 Ben Gamel SWB Crazy-hot start has cooled off considerably; hit just .229 in June. Still leads potent Scranton offense in total bases though 9
15 Mark Payton TRE Doesn't ooze tools but the production has been very steady; ranks second with Judge in runs scored, has one less walk than Judge 14
16 Kyle Roller SWB Tied for first in walks [44], ranks second in home runs [12] and RBIs [48] 18
17 Abiatal Avelino TAM His hitting has picked up the past few games but the early season extra-base power has disappeared 8
18 Tyler Wade TAM Like Avelino the past month or so hasn't been too productive; hit a dismal .179 in June but has turned it around in July so far 15
19 Eric Ruth TRE Whether it's smoke and mirrors or not, he leads the farm system in starter ERA [2.20] NR
20 Cale Coshow TAM Power arm has actually pitched better as a starter than as a reliever thus far NR

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