Mark LoMoglio

In our seventh 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 seventh 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

It's a great sign that he's been so consistent; still leads the farm in total bases [93], runs [40], and stolen bases [17], ranks second in RBIs [32], and third in batting [.303]

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2 Jake Cave SWB Continues to be a revelation in Triple-A; ranks second only to Mateo in total bases [91], ranks fourth in hitting [.301], and leads the farm in doubles [14] 2
3 Miguel Andujar TAM Still leads the farm in home runs [9] and RBIs [37], he's up to third in total bases [88], and he ranks in the top ten in hitting [.273] 3
4 Gary Sanchez SWB Tied for second in doubles [13], third in home runs [6], and ranks fifth in RBIs [26], and his .290 average is good for seventh 8
5 Billy Fleming TAM The transition in Double-A has gone well yet but he still ranks fourth in total bases [75], tied for second in doubles [13], and second in hitting [.310] 3
6 Dietrich Enns TRE Back in Double-A even though he pitched well in Triple-A [1.50 ERA]; still ranks 2nd overall in the farm in ERA [2.02] and 2nd in strikeouts [55] 6
7 Chad Green SWB Still leads the farm in ERA [1.26] after another seven shutout innings in his last start 9
8 Chance Adams TAM A promotion seems imminent as he has now allowed just three earned runs combined over his last four starts; ranks fourth in strikeouts [49] too 10
9 Jordan Montgomery TRE Two ho-hum starts in a row [5.2 IP, 3 ER] has him slipping a bit in the rankings but he's still one of the best so far in 2016 7
10 Giovanny Gallegos TRE The ERA [1.32] keeps coming down and batters are now hitting just .172 against him 11
11 Conor Mullee SWB Flip a coin between he and Gallegos as to whom has been better; has a 1.16 combined minor league ERA this season 15
12 Tyler Webb SWB Made his first career start this past week and was brilliant, striking out six in four scoreless innings; hopefully his new role sticks 16
13 Thairo Estrada TAM Currently tied for third in home runs [6], ranks fifth in batting [.292], and seventh in total bases 19
14 Jose Campos TAM Like Adams he's heating up to the point where a promotion seems likely sometime soon; has allowed 2 ER or less in each of his last four starts 17
15 Caleb Frare TAM He was bound to give up an earned run sooner or later; he gave up three in his last outing but only Mullee has a lower reliever's ERA in the farm 5
16 Aaron Judge SWB One of the few consistent Top 20 guys whose stock is slipping lately; he's batting just .188 in his last 26 games 12
17 Chris Gittens CHA Has a modest 7-game hit streak going with three more doubles; ranks third in walks down on the farm 13
18 Tyler Austin TRE Has Gittens-like numbers across the board after a two-home run week; leads the farm in walks [28] and ranks fourth in RBIs [27] now NR
19 Daris Vargas CHA Quietly having superb year; now has enough innings to qualify among ERA leaders [he ranks third with a 2.29 ERA] after shifting to the rotation on May 10th NR
20 Abiatal Avelino TAM Hitting .288 in May and now ranks just behind Estrada in total bases [67], not to mention second in the farm in runs scored [32] and stolen bases [13] 20

Others considered for the Top 20: Dustin Fowler, Ben Gamel, Ronald Herrera, Hoy Jun Park, Michael O'Neill, Mark Payton, Josh Rogers, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.


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