Patrick Teale

In our 18th 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 18th 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

Getting close to his innings limit, the best pitcher down on the farm just tossed four no-hit shutout innings in his last outing.

2 Kyle Higashioka SWB Only had four hits last week but one of them left the yard; currently ranks second in home runs [19] and top five in batting [.294] 2
3 Dietrich Enns SWB Like Adams, Enns is reaching his innings limit; he went 22 straight starts allowing two earned runs or less before making his first relief appearance his last time out 3
4 Dustin Fowler TRE Hitting .333 in his last 37 games with twice as many home runs as he had in his previous 84 games 4
5 Jordan Montgomery SWB Triple-A is supposed to be harder than Double-A, right? 'Monty' had his third straight Scranton start not allowing an earned run 6
6 Gleyber Torres TAM Still adjusting to the Florida State League & the Yankees, this one is more about his overall season; he's the only who ranks in the Top 7 in total bases, runs, doubles, home runs, walks, and stolen bases 5
7 Nestor Cortes TAM He made it two straight really good starts striking out nine batters in his last outing; leads the farm in ERA [1.51] and WHIP [0.80] 7
8 Jonathan Holder SWB Still hasn't walked a batter in Triple-A yet; in fact, he last walked a batter on July 7th! 11
9 Clint Frazier SWB Triple-A continues to be an adjustment but he did go deep this past week and he still ranks third in overall total bases in 2016 9
10 Miguel Andujar TRE Starting to show signs of getting out of his funk; had his modest five-game hit streak snapped on Wednesday 8
11 Ben Gamel SWB Leading hitter is only getting hotter, upping his average a full eight points with his current 13-game hit streak 12
12 James Reeves TAM Showing signs of being mortal, posting a 9.00 ERA in his last three outings; still ranks fourth overall in starter ERA 10
13 Josh Rogers TAM Does what he does, now has a 14-start streak allowing two earned runs or less; he's been very consistent in 2016 13
14 Jorge Mateo TAM Playing like a top prospect again, hitting .306 in his last 20 games with nearly an .800 OPS 20
15 Jake Cave SWB Like Andujar, Cave is showing signs of getting out his funk too; hitting .357 in his last ten games 15
16 Chris Gittens CHA Had a two-home run game this past week and now leads the farm with 21. A doubles leader too, the fact that there are 7 batters with more total bases shows his sink-or-swim production in 2016 17
17 Abiatal Avelino TRE Anyone notice the doubles production spike in Double-A? He's now among the doubles [26] leaders down on the farm 18
18 Thairo Estrada TAM Quietly having one of the more solid seasons; forget he has nearly as many home runs [8] as Jhalan Jackson [9], like Mateo he's ending the season on a high note [.308 in his last 19 games] NR
19 Yefrey Ramirez TAM Going in the opposite direction, Ramirez is cooling off at the wrong time, posting a 7.00-plus ERA in his last games 16
20 Giovanny Gallegos SWB Playing second fiddle to Holder all season long in the bullpen but the numbers are nearly as strong 19

Others considered for the Top 20:  Domingo Acevedo [DL], J.P. Feyereise, Billy Fleming [DL], Domingo German [DL], Jeff Hendrix,Travis Hissong,  Christian Morris, Hoy Jun Park, Mark Payton, Donovan Solano [at 28 a little too old to be considered a prospect], Tyler Wade, and Zach Zehner.

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