Mark LoMoglio

In our ninth 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 ninth 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 Jake Cave SWB

Now leads the farm in total bases [109] and tied for the lead in doubles [17], and ranks third in batting [.289]

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2 Miguel Andujar TAM The batting average is beginning to creep up; now ranks 7th in batting [.283] and he still leads the farm system in home runs [10] and RBIs [41] 2
3 Dietrich Enns TAM Leads the farm in wins [7] and strikeouts [73], and ranks second in ERA [1.95] 4
4 Jorge Mateo TAM Slipping a bit, batting just .225 in his last ten games with 0 RBI and just .258 in his last 37 games; still, he leads the farm in runs [44] and third in total bases [103] 1
5 Chance Adams TAM Continues to be blistering hot; has walked just one batter and struck out 24 in his last three starts, and word is a promotion to Double-A is on the horizon 5
6 Kyle Higashioka SWB A historic week saw him hit .545 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in five Triple-A games, and now currently leads the farm in batting [.325] NR
7 Chad Green SWB He didn't pitch this week in the minors but got a scoreless inning of big league relief on Sunday before being sent back down 7
8 Conor Mullee SWB It's official - 4.2 more scoreless inning this past week now has his ERA [0.84] lower than his WHIP ratio [0.91] 9
9 Billy Fleming TRE He hasn't been the same impact hitter in Double-A just yet but still leads the farm in doubles [17], ranks fourth in batting [.288], and seventh in total bases 6
10 Tyler Austin SWB Like 'Higgy', he's been a different player after his Triple-A promotion; has 8 extra-base hits in his first nine Scranton games and he's second in the farm in walks [34] 16
11 Aaron Judge SWB He's heating up, hitting .318 with five extra-base hits and nine walks in his last 12 games; 17
12 Daniel Camarena SWB Another quality start last week, his fifth out of six since moving back into the rotation 18
13 Jose Campos TRE He has a 1.46 ERA in his first two Double-A starts; currently ranks fourth in strikeouts 14
14 Josh Rogers TAM He got lit up early after his high-A promotion but he's starting to make the adjustment, posting a 0.53 ERA in his last three starts NR
15 Jordan Montgomery TRE Another quality start this past week from the newest version of 'Steady Eddy' 11
16 Domingo Acevedo CHA Has pitched very well when on the mound, posting a 1.90 ERA before recently getting promoted to high-A Tampa NR
17 Giovanny Gallegos SWB Gave up his first earned runs [two] in previous ten appearances after getting promoted back to Triple-A 8
18 Dustin Fowler TRE Quietly tied for the system lead in doubles [17] and ranks fourth in total bases [103], and ranks in the top ten in hitting too 20
19 Chris Gittens CHA 'Quiet' week saw him have a two-home run game; batting average is about the only category he doesn't rank in the top ten 15
20 Ben Gamel SWB Scrappiest player in the system has fought his way into the Top 20; batting .396 in June and now ranks in top ten in most categories NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Abiatal Avelino, Cody Carroll, Thairo Estrada, Ronald Herrera, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Gary Sanchez, Daris Vargas, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.


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