YPPR -- Refsnyder Moving Up Rapidly

Refsnyder won Eastern League Hitter of the Week

There are some new debuts in our seventh installment of the YPPR [Yankees Prospects Power Rankings] and there are some really rising to the top, including Trenton second baseman Rob Refsnyder. 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 Peter O'Brien TRE Has 20 home runs already, eight more than the next guy; had 22 all of last season 1
       
2 Kyle Roller SWB Leads farm system in batting [.346], 25 points ahead of the next guy, and ranks second in home runs with 12 3
       
3 Rob Refsnyder TRE Won Eastern League Hitter of the Week last week with a .500 average; has 10 multi-hit games in last 13 games and leads farm system in doubles [16] 12
       
4 Aaron Judge CHA Currently has a 6-game hit streak going; ranks second in batting [.321], first in walks [31], and has homered in three straight games 10
       
5 Daniel Camarena TAM His streak is now at 9 starts of allowing two earned runs or less; batters are hitting .197 with RISP off of him 7
       
6 Pat Venditte SWB Has a combined 0.61 ERA, a 0.71 WHIP, and 36 K's in 29.2 innings 9
       
7 Luis Severino CHA One freaky inning has marred an otherwise dominant season so far; bounced back with 6 shutout innings of 2-hit ball in last outing 13
       
8 Nick Rumbelow TAM Has a combined 1.50 ERA and 29 K's in 19 innings at two A-ball levels so far 4
       
9 Caleb Smith CHA Had his worst outing of the season last week, giving up six earned runs in a little more than four innings 2
       
10 Brady Lail CHA Had his consecutive win streak snapped at six but still leads the farm system in strikeouts [60] 6
       
11 Ramon Flores SWB Tied for first in doubles [16] and ranked second in walks [29] before landing on the DL recently 15
       
12 Dante Bichette Jr. TAM There's been some ebbs and flows, but overall has been consistent this season; still ranks second in doubles [14] and is tied for fourth in walks [27] 17
       
13 Danny Burawa SWB Has given up earned runs in consecutive appearances for the first time since July of last year; the whole body of work is still very impressive though 5
       
14 Jose Pirela SWB Batting .374 over his last 28 games with an OPS hovering around 1.000; the scary part is he usually heats up in June NR
       
15 Jake Cave TAM Cooled off this past week but still leads the farm system with 72 hits this season 8
       
16 Mike Ford CHA Just 5 for 26 since his 4-HR game in Hickory, but is still tied for 4th in home runs, ranks third in walks, and remains in the top ten in hitting 11
       
17 Branden Pinder SWB On the DL currently but his overall numbers still remain among the best in the farm system 14
       
18 Jairo Heredia SWB Promoted to Triple-A and remains a consistent force out of the bullpen 16
       
19 Tyler Webb TRE Quietly having a superb first full season, posting a combined 3.18 ERA with 37 K's in 28.1 innings so far NR
       
20 Jaron Long CHA This undrafted gem actually leads the farm system in ERA [1.64] and won South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week honors last week NR


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