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In our 15th 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 15th 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 Chance Adams TRE

Leads the farm in wins [12] and strikeouts [123], he's third in WHIP [0.89], and hitters are batting just .166 against him

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2 Tyler Austin SWB About the only category he's not in the top three in is hitting [.285]; he leads the farm in HRs [17], doubles [29], total bases [183], RBIs [74], and walks [61] 4
3 Kyle Higashioka TRE Second in the farm in batting [.315] and home runs [16], third in RBIs [68], and he's not slowing down either, hitting .343 in his last ten games too 1
4 Nestor Cortes TAM He overstayed his welcome in the Sally League and he'll probably do the same in the FSL; his 1.10 combined ERA leads the farm, as does his 0.76 WHIP ratio 5
5 Dietrich Enns SWB Hasn't given up more than two earned runs in a start since May 10th, which is why he ranks third in ERA [1.77] 3
6 Miguel Andujar TRE Only Austin has more RBIs [70] and he ranks third in total bases [167].  Interesting stat too, the power hitter has more runs scored [51] than strikeouts [49] 6
7 Aaron Judge SWB Went on the DL for three weeks and still ranks second in home runs [16], sixth in total bases [151] and runs [52], and seventh in walks [42] 7
8 Gleyber Torres TAM Acquired from the Cubs, he's having a monster season; his combined numbers have him ranked first in runs [65], third in doubles [25], 4th in total bases [161], sixth in walks [46], and top five in home runs [9] NR
9 James Reeves TAM Statistically few are having better seasons; only Cortes has a better ERA and WHIP, and he cracked the top five in strikeouts [99] despite being in the bullpen for half of the season 18
10 Clint Frazier SWB Acquired from the Indians, his combined numbers are impressive; he's tied for 3rd with Andujar in total bases [167], tied with Torres for 3rd in doubles [25], and his 13 home runs ranks fifth NR
11 Yefrey Ramirez TAM Incredibly consistent all season long; very Enns-like with his game in and game out production 9
12 Jordan Montgomery SWB Got promoted to Triple-A on the strength of his consistency, allowing two earned runs or less seeming every outing in Double-A and did the same in his Scranton debut 10
13 Dustin Fowler TRE Hottest hitter in the farm system, he has a 14-game hit streak and now ranks second in total bases [181]; he ranks second in doubles [26] and fourth in RBIs [64] too 20
14 Domingo Acevedo TAM Just got put on the DL but prior to that he was having a very Acevedo-like [consistent season].  Now on his second DL stint though, he needs to get [and stay] healthy 11
15 Jonathan Holder SWB Got promoted again; his 72 strikeouts in 50 innings has been very impressive. Perhaps even more impressive is his better than ten to one strikeout to walk ratio NR
16 Josh Rogers TAM It's time to give Tampa pitching coach Tim Norton some credit here -- all of his pitchers are incredibly consistent -- including Rogers 16
17 Chris Gittens CHA He's been a rock in an otherwise inconsistent Charleston lineup; he's tied for second in home runs [16], ranks fifth in doubles [21], and sixth in walks [45] 12
18 Jake Cave SWB Has hit a rough patch, batting just .069 in his last ten games. Still though, he ranks seventh in total bases [151], and in the top ten in most offensive categories 8
19 Conor Mullee SWB Back from the big leagues where he once again was inexplicably not used much; his 1.19 ERA is very Cortes-like NR
20 Abiatal Avelino TAM He's having a better season than Jorge Mateo, plain and simple! NR

Others considered for the Top 20: Daniel Camarena, Giovanny Gallegos, Jeff Hendrix, Jorge Mateo, Christian Morris, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Gary Sanchez, Donovan Solano, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.


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