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||Name||Team||Comments||Last Week's Rank|
|1||Phil Hughes||CHA||He didn't pitch last week, but holds on to top spot with phenomenal overall numbers.||1|
|2||Tyler Clippard||TAM||0-1 with a 2.94 ERA in 2 starts last week, but still struck out 19 batters in 12 1/3 innings pitched.||2|
|3||Justin Christian||TAM||Hit just .192 last week but still had 3 doubles and 2 stolen bases. Hasn't grounded into a double play since June 26th!||3|
|4||Matt DeSalvo||TAM||Had his streak of 6 straight quality starts snapped, serving up 6 earned runs in his last start.||4|
|5||Kevin Thompson||TRE||Hit just .200 last week but still managed 3 doubles and 4 RBI. Downward trend continues, hitting just .211 in his last 15 games.||5|
|6||Sean Henn||COL||His "required" rest has already begun, throwing just three innings in his last outing. He has pitched just four innings in August.||6|
|7||Tim Battle||CHA||Had gone hitless in 3 straight games, hitting just .148 last week with one extra-base hit.||7|
|8||Mitch Jones||COL||His RBI drought has reached 8 games and he hit just .200 for the Clippers last week.||8|
|9||Mike Vento||COL||Saw action in just 4 games last week, hitting .143 with 0 RBI. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 11 games.||9|
|10||Shelly Duncan||TRE||Had just two hits last week, hitting just .105, but both hits were home runs.||10|
|11||Mike Martinez||CHA||Gave up his first earned run in his last 13 appearances last week. Struck out 2 batters in a game for just the second time since late May.||11|
|12||Jeff Marquez||CHA||Like Henn, he began his "required" rest last week. He'll pitch 2-inning stints for the remainder of the regular season.||12|
|13||Kevin Reese||COL||Hit .318 last week with 3 extra-base hits & 3 RBI, qualifying as a "hot" week for the Yankees' positional prospects.||13|
|14||Colter Bean||COL||August is starting to resemble his month of May when he posted a 7.53 ERA. Has a 4.26 ERA in August.||14|
|15||Melky Cabrera||TRE||Hit safely in all 6 games last week with 2 doubles & 3 RBI. However, he's hitting just .239 since being demoted from Columbus.||15|
|16||Ben Jones||CHA||Snapped out of his funk, hitting .393 with 4 extra-base hits & 6 RBI. He's hitting .312 with runners in scoring position.||17|
|17||Edwar Gonazlez||CHA||Hit just .211 last week with 2 RBI, but he's still hitting an even .333 with runners in scoring position.||18|
|18||Cody Ehlers||TAM||Went just 1-15 last week and he's now hitting .047 in his last 11 games. His PT will be cut down with Urick back in the lineup.||16|
|19||Eric Duncan||TRE||Hit .250 last week with 3 RBI, but struck out 11 times! He's still trying to improve his .196 average with runners in scoring position.||19|
|20||T.J. Beam||CHA||Struck out four in his 2 innings of scoreless relief last week. The "goof-balls" are back in Charleston.||20|
|21||Christian Garcia||CHA||His struggles at home continue, owning a 5.57 ERA at Joseph P. Riley Park. He still had a 3.27 ERA in 2 starts last week.||21|
|22||Marcos Vechionacci||CHA||Hit just .208 last week but still managed to score 5 runs. His 68 runs scored still ranks 4th in the Yankees' farm system.||22|
|23||Matt Smith||COL||Struck out two more batters in a shutout appearances last week, which was his only game.||23|
|24||Mario Holmann||CHA||Hit .300 last week with a pair of stolen bases. He's hitting .305 over his last 14 games.||24|
|25||Justin Pope||TRE||Tossed 5 innings of scoreless relief last week. He has given up just 2 HRs all season.||28|
|26||Jeff Karstens||TRE||Struck out 8 in 4.1 innings last week, but gave up 9 more hits. Opponents are hitting .291 against him.||25|
|27||Josh Smith||CHA||He hasn't walked a batter in his last 4 appearances with Charleston after walking batters in his last 4 games with Tampa.||27|
|28||Heath Castle||TAM||Opponents are hitting .277 against him but his ERA is only 2.10. It doesn't add up, but he's getting the job done.||NR|
|29||Bronson Sardinha||TRE||He's hitting .302 in his last 14 games after hitting .350 last week with 3 extra-base hits & 6 RBI.||NR|
|30||Rudy Guillen||TRE||Promoted to Trenton last week and hit .370 with 2 home runs. He's hitting .405 in his last 12 games.||NR|
Falling Out of the Power Rankings: Charlie Isaacson (26), Charlie Manning (29), and Paul Thorp (30).
Players Considered For This Week's Top 30: John Urick and Yosvany Almario-Cabrera.
Subscribe to PinstripesPlus.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on PinstripesPlus.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks.
Sample the PinstripesPlus.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual PinstripesPlus.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.