In our sixth 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 sixth 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 Dustin Fowler SWB Grabs the top spot since the next closest player in a number of categories is considerably lower; total bases for example, Fowler leads the farm with 111 and the next closest has 87. 2
2 Chance Adams SWB Looking a little more human in Triple-A; his ERA is "only" 2.12 through his first three Scranton starts. Still, he's been a beast on the mound all season long. 1
3 Clint Frazier SWB The batting average may never be high [it's at .254 right now] but he does everything else, including leading the farm system in doubles [16] and home runs [9], ranking second in total bases [87], and tied for sixth in walks [21]. 9
4 Ronald Herrera TRE How good has he been? He saw his five consecutive starts with a win streak snapped his last time out but still only surrendered one earned run in six innings in a hard luck no-decision. 5
5 Thairo Estrada TRE One of the most consistent performers all season so far, his .325 batting average leads the farm system.  And while he's not among the doubles and home run leaders yet, the fact is his OPS [.847] is even higher than Clint Frazier's!! 8
6 Mike Ford TRE Perhaps a little let down after being demoted back to Double-A despite crushing it in Scranton, Ford had a rough week this past week.  He's hitting just .216 in his last ten games but is still among the top ten in every offensive category imaginable, including a farm system-leading 34 walks. 3
7 Chris Gittens TAM How good has he been since his return from the DL? He's on pace for a 40-double, 20-home run, 80-walk minor league season.  Now that's impressive! 7
8 Miguel Andujar TRE He's running hot and cold the past few weeks but when he's been hot [like this past week] he's been blistering hot. He has a 9-game hit streak going, bumping his .288 average up into the top ten in the farm system, and he's leading the farm system in doubles [16] and RBIs [37]. 19
9 Estevan Florial CHA Like Andujar he's been running hot and cold but even when the consistent hitting hasn't been there the power production has. He leads the farm system in runs scored [36] and he ranks third in home runs [6]. 4
10 Raynel Espinal CHA Has allowed one earned run or less in five of his first seven games, all of which while technically relief appearances are realistically starts.  And among pitchers with starter innings his 0.63 WHIP ratio leads everyone and is actually lower than the next ranked player dominating on the mound. 10
11 Tyler Webb CHA He's been in Triple-A seemingly forever and has always done extremely well, including this season where he boasts a 37-0 strikeout to walk ratio so far.  Not much can be asked of him; it's time to promote him. NR
12 Jake Cave TRE On the subject of players who need a promotion, Cave and his .891 OPS [only Fowler and Gittens have a higher OPS] badly need to get out of Trenton. He missed the first month of the season and his 12 doubles are among the farm system leaders. 13
13 Jose Mesa TAM Finally got promoted to Double-A and tossed three scoreless innings in his debut and then surprisingly got sent back down to high-A where he tossed 2.2 more innings of hitless relief.  In fact, he's allowed just six hits all season! Perhaps they should send him back to DoubleA. 17
14 Blake Rutherford CHA He's been more solid than standout and definitely one of the more consistent performers all season.  He's still among the walks, doubles, runs and total bases leaders.  He keeps plugging away. 10
15 Gleyber Torres SWB Still feeling his way out in Triple-A but like Rutherford it's the across-the-board numbers and overall consistency that really stands out. Only the lower .262 batting average prevents him from being in the top ten of every category. 12
16 Tyler Wade SWB On the subject of consistent performers, Wade continues to do what he does.  Very much in Rutherford-like fashion he gets his walks, doubles, stolen bases, and scores his runs.  And his .287 average is even slightly higher than Rutherford's. 15
17 Domingo Acevedo TRE Went from pretty ordinary results-wise in Tampa to downright extraordinary in Double-A Trenton.  He boasts a 1.40 ERA in Trenton with nearly a two to one strikeout to walk ratio, and his 71 strikeouts lead the farm system by a considerable amount. NR
18 Hoy Jun Park CHA Going the other way, Park has gone from extraordinary to rather ordinary as the season wears on. He still ranks among the leaders in doubles, runs, stolen bases, etc, but his .640 OPS in May is a far cry from his .905 OPS in April and it has his game trending in the wrong direction. 6
19 Josh Rogers TRE Got his much deserved Double-A promotion but didn't fare too well in his debut.  His track history [among the WHIP and strikeout leaders] suggests the adjustment shouldn't be too far down the road. 14
20 Caleb Smith SWB Struck out a season-high nine batters his last time out with just one earned run allowed and still fell in the rankings; it's a great sign of the Yankees depth this year.  His 1.03 WHIP is right up there with Adams and Rogers, and that's impressive. 16

Others considered for the Top 20: Albert Abreu, Colten Brewer, Cody Carroll, Ian Clarkin, Philip Diehl, Domingo German, Isiah Gilliam, Anyelo Gomez, J.R. Graham, Zack Littell, Jorge Mateo, Garrett Mundell, Yefrey Ramirez, Matt Wotherspoon, and Zach Zehner.

Players on the DL: Daniel Camarena.


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