In our third 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 third 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 Chance Adams TRE

Leads the farm in wins [4], starter ERA [1.03], fourth in strikeouts [32], and fourth in starter WHIP ratio [1.09]

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2 Hoy Jun Park CHA Leads the farm in hitting [.362] and OPS [.976], and ranks second in runs [20] and total bases [50]. Defensive consistency is most likely the only thing preventing him from getting moved up early in the season 3
3 Clint Frazier SWB Murdering the ball lately, Frazier [in the photo above] has gone from unranked to top three in two weeks.  Now leads the farm in total bases [60] by a lot, doubles [11], ranks second in home runs [4], and fourth in runs [17] and walks [15]. NR
4 Jake Cave TRE He's been back for just a little more than a week but what a dominating week it's been. Forget for a moment that his .962 OPS is only bested by Park so far, it's the seven extra-base hits in eight games that's a little ridiculous. NR
5 Ian Clarkin TAM Along with Adams he's been the most consistent starting pitcher down on the farm this season. Righties are hitting just .218 against him this season so far. 5
6 Estevan Florial CHA He continues to do everything well, hitting .279 and leading the farm in runs scored [23], tying for 5th in walks [13], and being among the leaders in doubles [6], home runs [3], and stolen bases [5]. 4
7 Mike Ford TRE Remains one of the most consistent hitters in 2017, hitting .337 [which ranks 5th on the farm], and among the leaders in many other categories, including ranking fourth in OPS [.930] 7
8 Dustin Fowler SWB Don't look now but Fowler is starting his hot streak a lot earlier this year in comparison to last year. Batting .303 now, he's hitting .422 in his last ten games and has now tied Frazier for second in home runs down on the farm NR
9 Angel Aguilar CHA He falls into the Ford category as being amazingly consistent from the start of the season. He's second in RBI [17], his .330 average ranks sixth [one spot behind Ford], and he's among the doubles and walks leaders 6
10 Blake Rutherford CHA Like Frazier the .257 batting average disguises what is otherwise a very, very good performance so far.  He leads the farm system in walks [17], he ranks second behind Frazier in doubles [10], and he's among leaders in a couple of other categories too. 10
11 Miguel Andujar TRE He rounds out the names who rank among the leaders in numerous categories, including tied for second in the farm system in RBIs [17] and tied for fourth with Aguilar in doubles [7] 11
12 Chris Gittens TAM It isn't exactly Cave-like since his return from the DL, but at .340 and already among the walks and RBI leaders just two weeks into his return he's been pretty damn good. Only Park and Cave have a higher OPS. NR
13 Nick Green CHA Dominant in his last two starts, Green now ranks second in strikeouts [34] and both the ERA [3.13] and WHIP [1.23] are solid AND continually improving. NR
14 Domingo German TRE Like Green, he's heating up big-time. His 2.30 ERA ranks third among starters and he's just three strikeouts behind Green [31]. NR
15 Zach Zehner TRE How good but yet underrated has he been? He actually had two more total bases than Rutherford so far and his .311 average has him oh-so close to the Top Ten in batting 13
16 Ronald Herrera TRE He falls into the Gittens category as not being back very long but doing some great things in the early going, including going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his first two starts NR
17 Brian Keller CHA Quietly having a superb season so far, striking out [32] more batters than innings pitched [28.2], and posting an Adams-like 1.12 WHIP ratio so far NR
18 Cito Culver SWB He actually leads the farm system in home runs [5]  and he's just one walk [9] behind Zehner among the farm system leaders in that category too NR
19 Daniel Camarena SWB Don't look now but he's got a 1.85 ERA at the Triple-A level so far, proving he can be just as effective at the games highest minor league level. NR
20 Caleb Smith SWB Another lefty off to a strong start in 2017; has nearly identical numbers to Camarena 14

Others considered for the Top 20: Nestor Cortes, Philip Diehl, Domingo German, Isaiah Gilliam, Anyelo Gomez, J.R. Graham, Jose Mesa, and Tyler Wade.

Players on the DL: Albert Abreu.


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