Patrick Teale

In our second 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 second 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 Trey Amburgey CHA

He leads the farm system in total bases [32], doubles [7], and stolen bases [7], and ranks fourth in hitting [.300]

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2 Dietrich Enns TRE Still hasn't given up an earned run yet [he hasn't given up one since August 19th of last year] and he's coming off a career-high 11 strikeout performance 9
3 Billy Flemming TAM He leads the farm system in hitting [.386] by a full 60 points and he chipped in with two doubles and home run this past week 6
4 Jonathan Holder TRE He's putting up video game-like numbers, including a 20 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio so far and a 0.79 ERA 4
5 James Kaprielian TAM Another solid start [6 IP, 2 R, 9 K's] was immediately marred with a trip to the DL 1
6 Mark Payton TAM Whoever says they had Payton [3] & Nick Swisher leading the farm system at any point in home runs is lying; Payton's .947 OPS is right behind Flemming's NR
7 Mike Ford TAM On the DL currently and hasn't played since April 17th but yet he still leads the farm system in RBI [14] and OPS 2
8 Jorge Mateo TAM He's doing what he's supposed to be doing, hitting .300 and leading the farm system in runs scored [13] and stolen bases [7] 13
9 Conor Mullee SWB The numbers are not quite Holder-like but they'll do; 13 K's with just one walk and three hits in 8.1 innings so far NR
10 Gary Sanchez SWB A ho-hum .250 average disguises the fact he's done quite well. He's tied for first in doubles [7] with Amburgey and is tied for second in total bases [29] NR
11 Josh Rogers CHA He leads the farm system in strikeouts [25] and ranks fifth in ERA [1.59]. He also hasn't walked a batter in his last two starts NR
12 Domingo Acevedo CHA Ranks second only to Rogers in strikeouts [23] and his 2.21 ERA has him ranked 8th 17
13 Tyler Wade TRE Tied with Mateo for system lead in runs [13] in tied for lead in walks [13], and he's among the total base leaders too 11
14 Brody Koerner CHA The RiverDogs' staff is shaping nicely; Koerner had another solid start this past week [7 IP, 2 R, 8 K's] 19
15 Kyle Higashioka TRE Ranks second in batting [.326] currently and has caught all 14 games he's played  15
16 Aaron Judge SWB The modest .738 OPS so far disguises the fact he's tied for second in total bases [29] with Flemming 8
17 Jake Cave TRE Like Judge Cave's excellence in total bases [27, tied with Mateo] proves he's doing a little bit of everything and doing better than most realize 20
18 Tyler Austin TRE Forget the most .264 average, only Sanchez, Amburgey, and Jackson [see below] have more doubles than Austin [5] and only Wade & Bichette have more walks in the farm system NR
19 Jordan Montgomery TRE He's not striking out a bunch of guys [yet] but he's starting to heat up, tossing twelve straight scoreless innings NR
20 Jhalan Jackson CHA Not off to a thunderous start yet but he's tied for the system lead in doubles [7], OPS'ing over 1.000 in the 8th inning or later, and six of his ten RBIs have come with two outs NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Daniel Camarena, Jose Campos, Ian Clarkin, Tyler Cloyd, Thairo Estrada, Giovanny Gallegos, Travis Hissong, and Hoy Jun Park.


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