Patrick Teale

In our fifth 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 fifth 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

Not a great week [.179] but still ranks first [SBs, runs] or second [RBIs, batting average] in most categories

1
2 Billy Fleming TAM Another big week, hitting safely in all six games but smashing three more doubles and another home run; ranks 4th in RBIs [22] now 9
3 Jake Cave SWB Got promoted to Triple-A and had four extra-base hits in his first week; ranks 3rd in the farm in total bases [66] and RBIs [23] 4
4 Miguel Andujar TAM Ranks first in RBIs [25], second in home runs [6], fourth in total bases [65], and eighth in hitting 7
5 Dietrich Enns SWB Leads the farm in ERA [1.55] now that Green was promoted and ranks 4th in strikeouts [40] after tossing six scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut 6
6 Caleb Frare TAM Calendar is rapidly approaching June and he still hasn't given up a run yet; even more impressive is he's surrendered just four hits in nearly 17 innings 11
7 Gary Sanchez SWB Getting promoted to New York for one game didn't do much for his hot minor league hitting; still leads the farm in doubles [11]  and ranks sixth in total bases 3
8 Aaron Judge SWB Decent week saw him have a 4-game hit streak and two more doubles; ranks 1st in home runs [7], second in total bases [67], and tied for 4th in RBIs [22] 2
9 Rob Refsnyder SWB Bouncing back from cool start with blistering numbers; he's batting .400 in his last 14 games with a 1.021 OPS, and now ranks 5th in batting [.293] NR
10 Ronald Herrera TRE Tossed six more shutout innings this past week; ranks first in strikeouts [45] and sixth in ERA [2.91] 14
11 Chance Adams TAM The pitching version of Refsnyder, he's heating up big-time. ranks 3rd in strikeouts [41], just four behind Herrera, and doing it in ten less innings NR
12 Jordan Montgomery TRE Another solid start this week; ranks 5th in ERA [2.61] and just had his third straight start striking out at least as many batters as innings pitched 20
13 Zach Zehner TAM Ranks third in hitting [.326] and is tied for sixth in walks [16] 18
14 Chris Gittens CHA Lower batting average [.255] disguises what is otherwise a very solid season so far; his 24 walks lead the farm system and he's heating up, hitting .326 in May so far NR
15 Daniel Camarena TRE Fluctuating teams and roles allows him to fly under the radar; his 2.63 ERA would rank sixth if he had enough innings to qualify NR
16 Giovanny Gallegos TRE Three more scoreless innings this past week with five more strikeouts; he's been the model of consistency so far in 2016 15
17 Tyler Wade TRE Gittens-like in that the lower batting average disguises an otherwise very good season so far; ranks in the top ten in total bases, walks, and runs NR
18 Jonathan Holder TRE Like Gallegos he's been very consistent all season long; still sports a 7.5 strikeout to walk ratio 13
19 Tyler Austin TRE He doesn't get enough credit for his solid start so far; ranks second in walks [19] and he's among the RBI leaders [19] NR
20 Mark Montgomery SWB Has more saves [6, which leads the farm system] than hits allowed [5] so far this season NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Jose Campos, Thairo Estrada, Dustin Fowler, Ben Gamel, Travis Hissong, Hoy Jun Park, and Tyler Webb.

Players on the DL considered for the Top 20: Brody Koerner, Michael O'Neill, and Mark Payton.


Pinstripes Plus Top Stories