Patrick Teale

In our third 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 third 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 Jorge Mateo TAM

He leads the farm system in total bases [44], runs [19], and RBI [18], ranks second in stolen bases [7], and fourth in batting [.322]

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2 Dietrich Enns TRE Tossed seven more scoreless innings in his last start; still hasn't given up a run yet 2
3 Jonathan Holder TRE Had another scoreless appearance this past week; 22 K's to one walk is ridiculous 4
4 Josh Rogers TAM Promoted to high-A and allowed one run in 7 innings in his Tampa debut; 32 K's to 3 walks is pretty insane too 11
5 Billy Flemming TAM Ranks second in hitting [.337], third in total bases [40], and he's starting to hit for some extra bases now 3
6 Zach Zehner TAM Actually leads the farm system in hitting [.338], ranks third in runs scored [15], is among the doubles leaders [6], etc NR
7 Mark Payton TAM Among the leaders in nearly every category, including walks [14], home runs [3], OPS [.939], etc 6
8 Michael O'Neill TAM Very 'Zehner'-like numbers thus far; among the leaders in most categories outside of RBIs NR
9 Conor Mullee SWB Has a 0.64 WHIP ratio with 16 K's and just two walks in 11 innings so far 9
10 Brody Koerner TAM Like Rogers he got promoted to high-A Tampa after a strong start in Charleston and he too pitched well in his debut 14
11 Ronald Herrera TRE Bounced back from Triple-A 'clunker' with 8 innings of no-hit ball in Double-A return NR
12 Domingo Acevedo CHA Leads the farm system in strikeouts and he's tied for second fewest walks allowed among qualifying starters 12
13 Aaron Judge SWB Had 3 more doubles and one more home run this past week; ranks second in total bases [42] 16
14 Jake Cave TRE Actually ranks fourth in the farm in total bases [38], he's tied for 3rd in RBIs [15], and in the top ten in hitting [.289] 17
15 Giovanny Gallegos TRE Quietly having a superb year; has just 4 less strikeouts than Enns in nearly half the innings pitched NR
16 Chad Green SWB Ranks second in the system in ERA [1.44] and has a strikeout [25] per inning pitched [25], and yet hasn't won a game NR
17 Miguel Andujar TAM Hitting just .256 but he's among the leaders in nearly every other category, including leading the farm in home runs [4] NR
18 Thairo Estrada CHA Batting a rock-solid .298, he's among the RBI leaders, and he's tied for the stolen base lead [8] NR
19 Gary Sanchez SWB Hitting just .227 but he's up there among the total base leaders [33], thanks in part to his system-leading 8 doubles 10
20 Tyler Wade TRE Like Sanchez the lower batting average [.244] disguises an otherwise good season so far, including being among the walks and runs leaders 13

Others considered for the Top 20: Tyler Austin, Daniel Camarena, Ian Clarkin, Tyler Cloyd, Travis Hissong, and Hoy Jun Park.

Currently on the DL but could be considered for the rankings: Trey Amburgey, Mike Ford, and James Kaprielian,


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