Patrick Teale

In our seventh 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 seventh 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 The gap continues to widen between Fowler and the rest of the Yankee prospects; leads the farm in total bases [121], tied for the lead in home runs [9], and tied for second in OPS [.889]. 1
2 Chance Adams SWB Coming off of his worst start of the season where he allowed three earned runs for the first time all year, he still is head and shoulders above all pitchers performance-wise in 2017. 2
3 Chris Gittens TAM Catching up after his near month-long DL stint, he now leads the farm system in OPS [.910] and he's catching up in other offensive categories too, including doubles [10] and home runs [7]. 7
4 Ronald Herrera TRE Tossed seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball his last time out. It gives him five of his first seven starts allowing one earned run or less and a starter-leading 1.24 ERA in the farm system. 4
5 Thairo Estrada TRE "Only" had four multi-hit games this past week. His .326 average leads the farm and his .844 OPS ranks fourth. He's been the model of consistency for a long while now. 5
6 Mike Ford TRE Keeps plugging away, leading the farm in walks [37] and tied with Fowler for second in OPS in the farm system [.889]. Throw in his 16 doubles and seven home runs, he's doing it all. 6
7 Miguel Andujar TRE There isn't a hotter hitter in the farm system over the past two weeks; he's hitting .487 in his last ten games and he's got his average up to .305 now, good for third in the farm system. He leads in RBIs [42] by a large margin and doubles [18] too. 8
8 Estevan Florial CHA Right up there with Andujar in the hot-hitting category, he's batting .341 in his last ten games. He still leads the farm in runs scored [41] and only Fowler and Andujar have more total bases so far. 9
9 Clint Frazier SWB On the opposite end of the Andujar-Florial spectrum, he's hitting just .148 in his last ten games. Still, he's tied with Fowler for most home runs [9], tied for second in doubles [16], and ranks third in runs [33] and RBI [30]. 3
10 Raynel Espinal CHA Keeps impressing, tossing three more shutout innings in what was his shortest outing of the season since his debut. His 0.60 WHIP ratio is a lot better than second-place Herrera's and he boasts nearly a 19-1 strikeout to walk ratio. 10
11 Tyler Webb SWB Finally walked his first batter of the season in his last outing but still lowered his ERA. He was told to improve his effectiveness against lefties entering the season and they're hitting just .171 against him so far. 11
12 Domingo Acevedo TRE His time in Tampa is the only thing preventing from ranking higher here as he's been rather dominant in Double-A so far. Still leads the farm in strikeouts [78] and owns a 13 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio as a starter for the Thunder. 17
13 Tyler Wade SWB Perennial leadoff hitter still ranks among the leaders in categories like walks, stolen bases, doubles, runs scored and batting, but he's finding his power stroke in 2017. His five home runs already match a career-high set last year and there's still 80 games left in the season. 16
14 Yefry Ramirez TRE Proving his breakout season last year was no fluke, Ramirez ranks second in wins [6] and his 1.06 WHIP ratio ranks sixth among the starting pitchers. NR
15 Gleyber Torres SWB A bit Frazier-like in 2017 in that his lower batting average [.264] disguises the damage he's doing in other categories. In fact, he ranks fourth in walks [27] after getting 10 in his first 13 Triple-A games. 15
16 Zack Zehner TRE Actually has more total bases [75] than Torres and Gittens, and ranks second only to Estrada in batting [.316] after an Andujar-like past ten games [.432]. NR
17 Jose Mesa TAM His scoreless appearance streak was snapped at seven games this past week but bounced back with three more innings of shutout baseball in his last outing. He's been extremely dominant all year. 13
18 Josh Rogers TRE Settling down in Double-A, he allowed two earned runs in each of past two starts. Tied with Ramirez for second in wins [6] and his combined 2.67 ERA ranks seventh among starters. 19
19 Jorge Mateo TRE A bit Frazier-like with the lower batting average [.249] but still filling up the other stats columns. He actually has more total bases [92] than Frazier, ranks first in stolen bases [20], and is among the doubles and runs scored leaders too. NR
20 Caleb Smith SWB Struck out a season-high nine batters in his second consecutive start his last time out. Very Estrada-like from a consistency standpoint all season long. 20

Others considered for the Top 20: Albert Abreu, Trey Amburgey Colten Brewer, Jake Cave, Cody Carroll, Ian Clarkin, Philip Diehl, Domingo German, Isiah Gilliam, Anyelo Gomez, J.R. Graham, Zack Littell, Garrett Mundell, Hoy Jun Park, Nick Solak and Matt Wotherspoon.

Players on the DL: Daniel Camarena, Blake Rutherford.


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