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|
[In the photo above] Abreu has carried a strong Spring Training performance with him into a strong start. Ranks second on the farm in strikeouts  and has just one walk to go along with a sub-1.00 ERA.
|2||Chance Adams||TRE||Somebody needs to tell the Yankees he has nothing to prove in Double-A. After dominating there last year he's off to a 2-0 start with 13 strikeouts and a 0.79 ERA in his first two starts this year.||NR|
|3||Ian Clarkin||TAM||Could this be the year Clarkin finally breaks out? Like Adams he's 2-0 with a sub-1.00 ERA and a sub-1.00 WHIP in his first two starts.||NR|
|4||Blake Rutherford||CHA||He's not among the batting average leaders [yet] but he has nearly twice as many walks  as the next highest guy and he's also tied for the system-lead in doubles , and ranks second in stolen bases .||NR|
|5||Jose Mesa Jr.||TAM||It's hard to be any better than Mesa so far, striking out 8 batters in four innings with just one base runner allowed and no runs.||NR|
|6||Ho Jun Park||CHA||Like Rutherford he's among the top ten in nearly every offensive category, including tied for the lead in home runs  and total bases .||NR|
|7||Mike Ford||TRE||Tied with Park for system lead in total bases  and home runs , and he's batting .353. He was on our top 'sleeper's list this past offseason.||NR|
|8||Matt Snyder||TAM||A healthy season from Snyder could put him among the top hitters in the farm system, as evidence by his strong start [.355, 2 HRs]. Tied for system lead in doubles  too.||NR|
|9||Justus Sheffield||TRE||Has had just one start thus far but it was a shutout 5.2 innings. He and the Yankees are hoping for better command in 2017.||NR|
|10||Miguel Andujar||TAM||He's not among the batting average leaders like he was this time a year ago but the production is top-notch. Leads the farm in RBIs , tied for lead in home runs , and he's tied for Snyder for second in total bases .||NR|
|11||Angel Aguilar||CHA||Like Clarkin, could this strong start be a sign of the breakout season he and the Yankees have been waiting on? His .375 average ranks second, he's tied for first in doubles , and he's third in RBIs .||NR|
|12||Dietrich Enns||SWB||Picking up where he left off last season, he has two straight quality starts for Scranton to start the new season. He already is a viable big league option if needed.||NR|
|13||Jorge Mateo||TAM||Getting off to a strong start, hitting .302 thus far with 9 stolen bases in his first 11 games. He looks like he's out to prove he should not be forgotten.||NR|
|14||Chad Green||SWB||Not technically a prospect but he leads the farm system in strikeouts  despite picking up two hard-luck losses in his first three games||NR|
|15||Caleb Smith||TRE||Only Abreu and Enns have lower WHIP ratios among pitchers with at least one start so far, and he's among the top ten in strikeouts.||NR|
|16||Trey Amburgey||TAM||The average is low [.205] and the strikeouts are high  so far but the power is legit, cranking two home runs, matching last season's total already||NR|
|17||Luis Cessa||SWB||Like Green he's not really a prospect but still pitching well while biding his time in the minors, posting a 1.11 ERA in his first two starts.||NR|
|18||Estevan Florial||CHA||Off to a solid start, hitting .289 and ranking in the top ten in several other categories, including second in runs scored  and has as many total bases  as Rutherford.||NR|
|19||Josh Rogers||TAM||Just like last year none of the numbers stand out but it's the total line that remains oh-so consistent.||NR|
|20||Garrett Mundell||CHA||Like Mesa Jr. he's been unbelievable early on, including striking out 11 in his first 6 innings.||NR|
Others considered for the Top 20: Diego Castillo, Nestor Cortes, Domingo German, J.R. Graham, Tyler Wade, Brandon Wagner, and Zach Zehner.