YPPR -- Severino Moving Up

Severino is reportedly being promoted

Luis Severino isn't only moving up in our ninth installment of the YPPR [Yankees Prospects Power Rankings], but the fire-baller is reportedly going be promoted this week too. 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 Kyle Roller SWB He's "cooling off" but still hitting .298 with a very respectable .857 OPS in his last ten games 1
2 Aaron Judge CHA Reportedly headed to high-A Tampa soon, he "only" finished his first-half with a five-game, multi-hit streak and he leads the entire organization [including the big league team in walks [39] 2
3 Rob Refsnyder SWB Hit just .217 in his first week in Triple-A but still ranks third in the farm system in hitting [.331], just two points behind overall leader Aaron Judge 2
4 Peter O'Brien TRE Cooling off period continues; he's hitting just .226 in his last 14 games, although he does have three home runs to his credit 3
5 Luis Severino CHA Tossed three-hit ball, allowing just one earned run and striking out eight batters in reportedly his final low-A start this past week 6
6 Daniel Camarena TAM Like Severino, he tossed three-hit ball over six innings this past week, allowing just one earned run; has allowed 2 earned runs or less in 11 of 13 starts this season 5
7 Jose Pirela SWB Moved to left field after Refsnyder was promoted and has responded with a five-game hit streak; ranks 4th in farm system in batting [.327] 7
8 Brady Lail CHA Tossed six innings of shutout baseball this past week; leads the farm system in strikeouts [71], just one ahead of Severino 10
9 Nick Rumbelow TAM Had just one appearance this week with the FSL All Star break but of course it was a scoreless one 8
10 Nick Goody TAM Like Rumbelow he had just one appearance this past week but it was a perfect inning, striking out the side. Reportedly is headed to Double-A soon 12
11 Caleb Smith CHA Getting stale in the Sally? He has allowed 15 earned runs in his last three starts after surrendering just eight combined in his previous ten starts 9
12 Pat Venditte SWB One bad outing has tarnished an otherwise dominant performance throughout 2014 13
13 Jake Cave TAM Still not nearly as hot as he once was; he's batting just .231 in his last 13 games with 15 strikeouts 15
14 Manny Banuelos TRE Some are down on him yet his combined 3.34 ERA still ranks 4th among starting pitchers in the farm system and opposing batters are hitting .203 against him this year NR
15 Taylor Dugas TRE There's little power and virtually no speed but yet his .302 average ranks 8th in the farm system and he sports a .414 on-base percentage NR
16 Ben Gamel TRE He has run into some bad luck lately, hitting just .269 in his last 13 games even though the contact rate has gone up 16
17 Ian Clarkin CHA Tossed five innings of shutout ball in his last start; overall he's had his normal first-year ups and downs but shows signs of brilliance 19
18 Tyler Webb TRE Struck out 7 batters in three scoreless innings this past week; oddly enough, he's pitching better with runners on base in Trenton 19
19 Jaron Long TAM Has had solid outings in his first two high-A starts; still leads the farm system in starter ERA [2.12] 18
20 Dante Bichette Jr. TAM He's struggling as of late, hitting just .217 in his last 13 games and just .243 in his last 39 games 11

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