Patrick Teale

In our 16th 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 16th 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

Back to back scoreless starts has Adams firmly entrenched in the top overall spot; his 125 strikeouts not only lead the system but by a lot

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2 Tyler Austin SWB Not slowing down any, it's time to get him to the Bronx; he's hitting .348 over the past week and lead the farm in doubles [32] and walks [62] 2
3 Kyle Higashioka SWB Back in Triple-A, he's slugging a ridiculous .716 in the International League. Oh, and he's a plus defender too! 3
4 Dietrich Enns SWB Like Higgy, Enns has made Triple-A his own personal playground, having allowed 2 earned runs or less in all eight starts 5
5 Gleyber Torres TAM Getting acclimated to new league, he's hitting .286 with six walks in his last ten Tampa games; combined his 174 total bases rank fourth in the farm sytem 8
6 Miguel Andujar TRE Losing Higgy hitting behind is starting to hurt as 'Miggy' is hitting just .194 in his last ten game; still, he has just one less total base than Torres in 2016 6
7 Aaron Judge SWB Starting to heat up, hitting .320 since coming off of the DL; tied with Austin and Higashioka for lead in home runs [17] 7
8 Nestor Cortes TAM Bombed in his last outing and for the first time all season, he gave up one less run in his last start than he did in 13 Charleston appearanes 4
9 Chad Green SWB Struck out ten batters in his first minor league appearance in over three weeks; despite his big league time his 100 K's still rank sixth NR
10 James Reeves TAM His breakout season rolls on; he ranks fourth in starter ERA [1.71] and batters are hitting a system-best .141 this season 9
11 Dustin Fowler TRE Still the hottest hitter in the system, he now leads the farm in total bases [198] and that's with some incredible performances by other hitters too 13
12 Jordan Montgomery SWB The model of consistency in 2016, he tossed six scoreless innings in his second Triple-A start. 12
13 Clint Frazier SWB Adjustments abound, he's in a new organization and a new level, he's hitting just .224 in Triple-A; still, only Fowler and Austin have more total bases in 2016 10
14 Jonathan Holder SWB Forget runs, he hasn't allowed a hit since July 21st!! Now that's dominance 15
15 Ben Gamel SWB Back in the minors, a spot he's clearly too good for, he's among the farm system leaders in batting, runs, and total bases NR
16 Josh Rogers TAM Only in a stacked Yankee farm system could a pitcher like Rogers, who has a 1.09 ERA in his last ten starts, have trouble moving up the rankings 16
17 Yefrey Ramirez TAM Like Cortes he got smoked in his last start but the overall numbers are still beyond impressive, including ranking fourth in strikeouts  and fifth in starter WHIP [0.96] 11
18 Chris Gittens CHA The Jordan Montgomery of hitters, he's been oh-so consistent all year long; his 18 home runs lead the farm system 17
19 Jake Cave SWB One of the few still in the rankings who's struggling lately; he's just 3 for his last 33. Still, he's just a handful of total bases behind Gittens on the year 18
20 Abiatal Avelino TRE Watch out, he just may be becoming the player many thought he could be; he's making a quick adjustment in Double-A 20

Others considered for the Top 20:  Domingo Acevedo [DL], Giovanny Gallegos, Jeff Hendrix,Travis Hissong,  Jorge Mateo, Christian Morris, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Donovan Solano, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.


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