Patrick Teale

In our 17th 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 17th 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

Not great his last time out [4.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 K's] but overall he's been the best pitcher down on the farm all year

2 Kyle Higashioka SWB The promotion of Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge has 'Higgy' the top remaining hitter down on the farm; he's second in home runs [17] and batting average [.304] 3
3 Dietrich Enns SWB He's now gone 16 straight starts allowing two earned runs or less; he should follow Austin & Judge to the big leagues soon 4
4 Dustin Fowler TRE Hottest hitter in the farm system [.355 in his last 30 games] and the overall total bases leader [210] is also deserving of a promotion soon 11
5 Gleyber Torres TAM The adjustment to the FSL is taking some time but his totals in 2016 put him in the top ten of every category 5
6 Jordan Montgomery SWB Pitching better in Triple-A [sub-1.00 ERA in his first three starts] than he did in Double-A, and he pitched well there too 12
7 Nestor Cortes TAM Struck out seven in his last outing in just 4 2/3 innings; one clunker somewhat ruins an otherwise dominant season so far 8
8 Miguel Andujar TRE The opposite of Fowler, Andujar has really struggled lately, hitting just .219 in his last 28 games; however, he's walked nearly as much as he's struck out so there's some bad luck involved 6
9 Clint Frazier SWB Picking it up lately, collecting multi-hit games in two of his last three played; now ranks second in total bases [187] with Austin in the big leagues 13
10 James Reeves TAM Has his 11-start streak allowing two earned runs or less snapped by allowing a season-high four earned runs in his last outing 10
11 Jonathan Holder SWB Continues to put up video game-like numbers. What's more impressive, the 0.73 WHIP or the 11.42 strikeout to walk ratio?? 14
12 Ben Gamel SWB Leads the farm system in hitting [.307] and he's among the walks, stolen base, doubles, and runs scored leaders too 15
13 Josh Rogers TAM He has a 0.92 ERA in his last ten starts, including a ridiculous 0.33 ERA in his last five starts; it's time to move him up again! 16
14 Domingo Acevedo TAM Ranks 8th in strikeouts [102] and that's with multiple DL stints; he'd be among the top two or three otherwise NR
15 Jake Cave SWB Six hits in his last 32 at-bats isn't very good but it's better than he had been prior; still, the fact that he's among the leaders in nearly every category speaks to the remarkable start he had 15
16 Yefrey Ramirez TAM Like Cave, he has struggled recently, but the overall season numbers are so good that he has to be included in the Top 20 overall 17
17 Chris Gittens CHA Home runs and walks, that's what Gittens has been [and continues to be] providing all season long 18
18 Abiatal Avelino TRE He's been very consistent for the better part of three months now and now gives the Yankees yet another multi-talented middle infield option 20
19 Giovanny Gallegos SWB Overshadowed by Holder this season, the fact is he's been nearly as good; his 1.45 ERA is lower in fact NR
20 Jorge Mateo TAM Starting to heat up again, hitting .333 in his last 12 games; he has the kind of special talent to fly back up these rankings before the season is over NR

Others considered for the Top 20:  J.P. Feyereise, Billy Fleming [DL], Domingo German [DL], Jeff Hendrix,Travis Hissong,  Christian Morris, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Donovan Solano, Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.

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