Short-Season Prospect Power Rankings

In our inaugural short-season power ranking, PinstripesPlus.com ranks the top 15 performances by the Yankees' prospects playing for either Staten Island or the Gulf Coast League. A familiar name from the long-season leagues takes the top honors and some GCL sluggers find their way on the list.

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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 Rolando Japa SI It's tough to beat two wins in your first two starts where you allow a total of three hits. -
       
2 Gerardo Rodriguez GCL Sure it's been just four games, but when you have five extra-base hits already and slug over 1.000, you need to be near the top of the list. -
       
3 Tony Roth SI Despite sharing third base duties, he ranks second behind Rodriguez in batting. -
       
4 Mitch Hilligoss SI Quickly becoming a fan favorite, he leads short-season teams in walks and runs. -
       
5 James Cooper SI Healed knees is why he leads short season teams in stolen bases and doubles. -
       
6 Jose Calzado GCL Toolsy outfielder has as many triples as the entire Staten Island team and his 5 RBI tie the team lead. -
       
7 Nick Peterson SI Nine strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched - are you kidding? Josh Schmidt Part II has two saves as well. -
       
8 Brian Aragon SI Spunky outfielder is hitting an even .400 through the first week and has shown some power and speed. -
       
9 Kyle Larsen SI Sure he leads the short-season teams in HRs (3) and RBI (13), but his .229 average conjures up images of his Charleston struggles. -
       
10 Francisco Castillo SI Leads the short-season teams in K's (12) but he's also tied for giving up the most earned runs in SI. -
       
11 Keaton Everitt SI Bulldog out of the pen has done well through his first three appearances, sporting a 1.17 ERA. -
       
12 Wilkins De La Rossa SI His .360 average and being second on the team in walks isn't surprising. Now if he could just add some power. -
       
13 Yang Carlos Perez GCL Perez has flashed the power (2), but like Larsen, his average hasn't been as impressive. -
       
14 Luke Trubee SI Like Everitt, Trubee sports an identical 1.17 ERA but not the same strikeout ratio. -
       
15 Chase Odenreider GCL Hitting .353 in his first taste of the pros with a couple of doubles, showing adequate power in the early going. -


Considered for the Power Rankings: Edgar Soto, Kevin Russo, Daniel McCutchen, Wilmer Pino, Grant Duff.

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