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In our 11th 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 11th 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 Dietrich Enns TRE

Overshadowed by the hot hitting in the system but from day one he's been the most consistent and dominant performer this season on either side of the ball

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2 Kyle Higashioka TRE Leads the farm system in hitting [.332] by a country mile, ranks second in RBI [50], third in home runs [11] and doubles [17] 6
3 Aaron Judge SWB Hotter than the sun; has 7 home runs in last nine games and now leads the International League in home runs [16] and the farm system in total bases [139] 5
4 Miguel Andujar TRE He hasn't homered in Double-A yet but he's hitting .423 with 11 RBIs in his first 13 games; now hitting .309 combined on the season 4
5 Jake Cave SWB Overshadowed lately by some historic hot-hitting from others but he's been very Enns-like as one of the most consistent performers 3
6 Conor Mullee SWB His Triple-A dominance is reaching ridiculous levels; maybe his 0.52 ERA deserves another big league shot? 7
7 Tyler Austin SWB Had a 3-HR game this past week; his resurgence in 2016 is not a fluke, he seems to be back being one of the top prospects again 10
8 Chance Adams TRE Got lit up some in his second Double-A starts [6 runs in 5.2 innings] but still struck out 8, and he's still tied for system-lead in strikeouts [84] 2
9 Daniel Camarena TRE The ERA keeps creeping lower [down to 2.13] and he struck out a season-high eight in his last start this past week too 8
10 Domingo Acevedo TAM Tossed seven more shutout innings in his third high-A start; his combined 2.12 ERA ranks third among farm system starters if he had the innings to qualify 11
11 Jorge Mateo TAM His June swoon continues, going hitless in three of his last four games; still, he ranks sixth in total bases and first in stolen bases 9
12 Chad Green SWB Like Mullee, Green, who has 13 shutout innings in his last two starts, really should be given another big league shot soon 12
13 Jose Campos TRE Tossed another seven shutout innings in his last start but it's tough to move up even higher in the rankings when seemingly everyone is doing well 14
14 Chris Gittens CHA Only Judge has more home runs in the farm system; he's taking his walks too, tied for second in that category [38] with Tyler Austin 15
15 Jordan Montgomery TRE How tough is the sledding in the rankings? Montgomery tossed five shutout innings in his last start and still falls down a couple of pegs here 13
16 Giovanny Gallegos SWB Making the Triple-A adjustment, striking out 10 in his last nine innings with no runs allowed and just four base runners 17
17 Ben Gamel SWB Only the uber-hot hitting Judge has overshadowed Gamel's .356 average in his last 24 games 18
18 Josh Rogers SWB Seven more shutout innings in his last start now gives him five straight starts with two earned runs or less 19
19 Nestor Cortes CHA It's time to take his hot start [0.82 ERA] serious; he pitched well in a Double-A spot start but frankly he deserves to be pitching higher NR
20 Dustin Fowler TRE The .268 average isn't anything to write home about but he ranks second in doubles [18] and he's tied with Mateo in total bases [115] 16

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


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