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In our first ranking of 2016, here's a list of the top 20 performances from the Yankees' prospects.

Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues. This is our first installment of the Power Rankings for the 2016 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 Player Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 James Kaprielian TAM

He was by far the best pitcher in Spring Training camp and he's continued to be at the start of the new season too.

NR
2 Mike Ford TAM Currently on the DL, he leads the farm system in RBI [14], currently is tied for the lead in home runs [2], and he's third in hitting [.371] NR
3 Dustin Fowler TRE Currently ranks first in total bases [22], second in batting [.381], tied for second in stolen bases [5], and has reached base safely in 9 of his first 10 games. NR
4 Jonathan Holder TRE Currently is third in total strikeouts [16] and he's done it out of the bullpen; his combined 0.96 ERA is nothing to sneeze at either. NR
5 Trey Amburgey CHA Picking up where he left off; he leads the farm system in stolen bases [6], ranks second in doubles [5], has twice as many walks [6] as strikeouts [3], and ranks 7th in hitting [.312] NR
6 Billy Flemming TAM Currently leads the farm system in hitting [.421]; he would rank higher if he had more than two runs scored and one RBI NR
7 Travis Hissong CHA Like Flemming he isn't considered a top prospect but it's hard to ignore the early season production [16 K's in 3 relief appearances] NR
8 Aaron Judge SWB Hitting the quietest .333 around; he ranks second in the farm in total bases [21] too and has reached base safely in 9 of his first 10 games NR
9 Dietrich Enns TRE Hasn't given up a run yet in his first two starts; he'd rank higher if didn't have more walks [8] than strikeouts [6] NR
10 Miguel Andujar TAM Slipping a tad in his last couple of games [0 for his last 11] but still is tied for the system lead in home runs [2] and ranks second in RBI [9] NR
11 Tyler Wade TRE Tied for 7th in hitting with Amburgey, ranks second in runs scored [8], and quietly is tied for fourth in total bases [19] NR
12 Dante Bichette Jr. TRE Off to a solid start, hitting .281, tied for the system lead in home runs [2], tied with Andujar for second in RBI [9], and his walk [6] to strikeout [9] ratio is more in line with what's needed NR
13 Jorge Mateo TAM Like Adujar he's cooled off some lately but he's off to a very solid start. He leads the farm system in runs scored [9], tied for second in steals [5], and is hitting .293 NR
14 Chad Green SWB One so-so game disguises an otherwise great start to his season. His 1.32 ERA in three starts ranks 6th in the system and he's among the strikeout leaders too NR
15 Kyle Higashioka TRE A hot start was needed and that's what he's doing, hitting .357 so far [which ranks 4th] and ranking third in doubles [4] NR
16 Hoy Jun Park CHA Like Wade Park has some surprising peripherals, including being tied with Wade for fourth in total bases [19] and is tied with Mateo for first in runs scored [9] NR
17 Domingo Acevedo CHA Leads the farm system in strikeouts [19]; his other numbers [2.60 ERA, less hits than innings pitched] are all solid too NR
18 Thairo Estrada CHA Hitting "just" .250 but he's among the RBI and stolen base leaders in the farm system NR
19 Brody Koerner CHA Nine strikeouts in his season debut helps overshadow the three wild pitches in his last game; still among the ERA and strikeout leaders NR
20 Jake Cave TRE Like Park, Cave's pedestrian batting average [.263] helps disguise the fact he's among the total base leaders; his 18 has him tied with Mateo in the system NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Cody Carroll, Kendall Coleman, Conor Mullee,


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