Patrick Teale

In our second ranking of 2017, 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 second installment of the Power Rankings for the 2017 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 Albert Abreu TAM

Promoted already to high-A Tampa. Edges out Adams for top spot on the strength of his better than 7 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.

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2 Chance Adams TRE Another Double-A start, another stellar performance. Leads farm system in wins, ranks second in starter ERA [0.82], and is tied for second in strikeouts [22] with Abreu. 2
3 Hoy Jun Park CHA Leads the farm in runs [13], total bases [29], ranks third in walks [9] and RBI [11], and ranks second in batting [.356]. With two home runs also, he's doing it all. 6
4 Estevan Florial CHA Helium guy this week, now ranks in the top ten in nearly every offensive category; tied for second in doubles [5] and total bases [28], tied for first in home runs [2] and runs [13], third in walks [10], and tied for fourth in stolen bases [4]. 18
5 Ian Clarkin TAM Another quality start this past week, his third in as many games. The ERA [1.59] is great but the walk [8] to strikeout [13] ratio isn't just yet. 3
6 Angel Aguilar CHA Off to the strong start he wanted, hitting .345 [3rd in the farm], tied for second in doubles [5] and ranking second in RBIs [13], and third in total bases [24]. 11
7 Mike Ford TRE One of the more consistent hitters this season so far, he's tied with Florial for second in total bases [28], tied for third with Park in RBIs [11], and tied for tied in doubles [5] with Florial and a few others. 7
8 Justus Sheffield TRE Like Clarkin he's three starts in and all of them have been quality. His 1.56 ERA ranks fourth among starters so far and his 1.25 WHIP shows a good improvement so far over last season 9
9 Nestor Cortes TRE Doing exactly what he did last season and that's dominating. His 0.60 ERA so far leads the farm among starters, he has a sub-1.00 WHIP, and he's striking out a batter per inning pitched. NR
10 Blake Rutherford CHA Hitting just .211 in his last ten games but everything else has been top notch, including leading the farm in walks [11] and doubles. 4
11 Miguel Andujar TRE Only hitting .258 so far but he's among the leaderboard in three main offensive categories; doubles, home runs, and RBIs. 10
12 Chad Green SWB Leads the pitching-loaded farm system in strikeouts [28] and his 1.05 WHIP is tied with Adams. He's on the short list of big league ready pitchers. 14
13 Zach Zehner TRE He's been extremely underrated the past two years but now he's hitting .340 [4th in the farm], tied for first in runs scored [13], and he's tied with Rutherford for fourth in total bases [23]. NR
14 Caleb Smith SWB Three games into the season and Smith has given up just four hits to the tune of a pathetic .103 batting average against. Maybe this is the year the production matches the filthy stuff 15
15 Matt Snyder TAM The batting average is down to .286 this week but it's still good for top ten in the farm, and he ranks atop the home runs [2] and doubles [4] leaders. 8
16 Colten Brewer TAM The 24-year old is off to a hot start, striking out 12 in his first 7.1 shutout innings and allowing a measly four base runners. NR
17 Zach Littel TAM Like Brewer, Littel [a former Mariners prospect] has found instant success with the Yankees this year, posting a 1.13 ERA in his first three starts NR
18 Josh Rogers TAM Solid start to the season again this year; among the leaders in many pitching categories 19
19 Garrett Mundell CHA 13 K's in four appearances coming out of the bullpen matches Clarkin's strikeout total as a starter thus far, that's how good Mundell has been 20
20 Jorge Mateo TAM Not hitting particularly well yet [.224] but he's got 11 stolen bases already in 27 games. 13

Others considered for the Top 20: Diego Castillo, Philip Diehl, Domingo German, J.R. Graham, Tyler Wade, Brandon Wagner, and Carlos Vidal.


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