Yankees Prospect Power Rankings

There is a new #1 in this week's rankings

There has been some movement in our third installment of the prospect power rankings, including a new number one. Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues.

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 Caleb Smith CHA Dominating like no other; his 0.66 ERA not only leads all starting pitchers but does by a run and a half 3
2 Peter O'Brien TAM Still leads the farm system in doubles [9], home runs [9], and total bases [73], and ranks third in batting average [.333] 1
3 Kyle Roller TRE Still batting over .400 [.409] after beginning the season on the DL; he ranks second in home runs [8] and tied for first in RBI [21] 2
4 Luis Severino CHA Allowed more than one earned run in a start this past week for just the second time this season; still ranks second in ERA [2.16] behind Smith in the farm system 3
5 Nick Rumbelow CHA Has a 0.00 ERA and is averaging 18 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched -- enough said! 15
6 Branden Pinder TRE Like Rumbelow, he hasn't given up an earned run yet and we're now in May. Allowed just two hits in three scoreless appearances the past week with three saves and five strikeouts 5
7 Zoilo Almonte SWB Picked up eight more hits the past week, including three doubles. He's been consistent from the get-go this season 6
8 Gary Sanchez TRE Had just five hits this past week but two of them left the yard and he is still tied for the organizational lead in RBI [21] 8
9 Aaron Judge CHA Began the week with two straight 3-hit games but then went hitless in three of the next five games. Still ranks second in walks [17] and fifth in batting average [.324] 7
10 Manny Banuelos TRE Got promoted to Double-A; still has a combined sub-1.00 WHIP ratio, he is still averaging more than a strikeout per inning pitched, and his 2.89 ERA would rank third in the system if he qualified innings-wise 13
11 Dante Bichette Jr. TAM Has a 7-game hit streak going right now and clubbed two more home runs this past week; still leads the farm system in walks [19], tied for first in doubles [9], and ranks sixth in batting average [.323] 14
12 Rafael DePaula TAM Had his roughest start of the season this past week, walking six batters in three innings. Still leads the farm system in strikeouts [37] though and has given up the second fewest hits among starters behind Caleb Smith 9
13 Ramon Flores SWB Makes his '14 debut in the rankings; tied for farm system lead in doubles [9] and walks [19], and he's heating up, collecting eight multi-hit games in his last 11 games played NR
14 Philip Walby CHA Had a rough week by his standards, allowing two hits and two walks in three scoreless innings. Batters are still hitting just .077 against him 16
15 Rob Segedin TRE Has run into some bad luck recently; still clubbed his fourth home run this past week and still has five more walks than strikeouts this season 12
16 Jake Cave TAM Keeps on hitting; still leads the farm system in hits [38] and smacked his first home run of the season this past week 17
17 Chase Whitley SWB Gave up more than two earned runs in a start [three] for the first time this season this past week; still striking out more than a batter per inning pitched and his 3.38 ERA still ranks fifth among starters 11
18 Zach Wilson TAM Ranks second in batting average [.400] behind Roller on the strength of a current 11-game hit streak; batting .500 with runners in scoring position so far 19
19 Mike Ford CHA Just continues to hit; his .326 batting average ranks fourth and he is showing good plate discipline 18
20 Michael O'Neill CHA Cooled off considerably this past week, hitting just 3-17 [.176] but he still leads the farm system in stolen bases [12] and is fourth in home runs [5] 20

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