Mark LoMoglio

In our eighth 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 eighth 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's got a stranglehold on the top spot, leading the farm in hitting [.300], total bases [99], runs [42], and stolen bases [20], and ranking second in RBIs [32]

2 Jake Cave SWB Only Mateo has more total bases [Cave has 97]; Cave leads the farm system in doubles [15], he's tied for sixth in runs scored [28] and he's just two home runs away from his career-high 2
3 Miguel Andujar TAM Non-noteworthy week, collecting no home runs nor RBIs and yet he still leads the farm in both categories 3
4 Deitrich Enns TRE Making a bid for the system pitching Triple Crown; ranks first in wins [6], tied for first in strikeouts [63], and ranks second in ERA [1.88] 6
5 Chance Adams TAM He's some kind of hot, posting a ridiculous 1.09 ERA in his last six starts; he's also now tied for the system lead in strikeouts [63] with Enns 8
6 Billy Fleming TRE Success at Double-A has been more difficult but he still ranks second in batting [.294], third in RBI [31], and fifth in total bases [83] 5
7 Chad Green SWB Has allowed two earned runs or less in all 11 Triple-A starts this year; still leads the farm in ERA [1.61] 7
8 Giovanny Gallegos TRE Another three scoreless innings this past week; he deserves another Triple-A shot as he's been too good for Double-A 10
9 Conor Mullee SWB On the subject of deserving another chance, Mullee should get another big league chance soon; his 1.01 ERA is better than most pitchers' WHIP ratios 11
10 Tyler Webb SWB His second career start went nearly as well as the first; his 1.61 ERA is very Chad Green-like but yet he's striking out better than a batter per inning pitched too 12
11 Jordan Montgomery TRE He's been more 'bend but don't break' than spectacular in his last few outings but yet still ranks seventh in ERA [2.96] and only Enns has more wins 9
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 Not much has changed; he's still tied for third in home runs [6] and sixth in total bases [77], but yet his .293 average is good for third in the farm system 13
14 Jose Campos TAM Got the much deserved Double-A promotion and had a 'bend but don't break' debut; he's just one strikeout behind Adams and Enns for the system lead 14
15 Chris Gittens CHA Ranks second in doubles [14] and walks [30], and he's now tied with Estrada and the guy below for sixth in total bases [77] 17
16 Tyler Austin SWB Got promoted to Triple-A this past week after leading the farm in walks [31], hitting 5 home runs in his last 27 games, and now ranking third in RBIs [31] 18
17 Aaron Judge SWB Finally snapping out of his funk, collecting six hits in his last four games. His 'bad year' though still has him tied for fifth in total bases [83] so far 16
18 Daniel Camarena TRE Back home among the ERA leaders now that he has enough innings to qualify; has a 0.47 ERA in his last three starts and now ranks 4th in ERA down on the farm NR
19 Daris Vargas CHA Allowed just one hit in his last start but walked four; still, he ranks third in the farm in ERA [2.23] on the strength of not allowing more than two earned runs in any of his five starts 19
20 Dustin Fowler TRE The overall numbers [.279, one home run] seem pretty pedestrian but yet he ranks third in doubles [13] and fourth in total bases [84] now NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Abiatal Avelino, Cody Carroll, Ben Gamel, Ronald Herrera, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Josh Rogers, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.

Current players on the DL considered for the Top 20: Caleb Frare and Gary Sanchez.

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