Yankees Prospect Power Rankings - V

T.J. Beam continues to dominate the AA level

Here are the top 30 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues. In our fifth installment of the Power Rankings, there's a new number one and relievers are representing well this week.

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 T.J. Beam TRE Hasn't given up an earned run in 12 straight games and he hasn't walked a batter in his last four outings. 2
       
2 Brett Gardner TAM Still leads the farm system with a .385 average and now he hasn't struck out in four straight games for the first time this year. 3
       
3 Cody Ehlers TAM Had a brutal week, hitting just .182 with no runs scored and no extra-base hits, but he still leads system in home runs. 4
       
4 Jose Tabata CHA Didn't have the greatest week either, hitting just .176 but still had a couple of more extra-base hits. 5
       
5 Austin Jackson CHA Seven hits in two games got him back on track and he's tied for system lead in runs despite not scoring one in last four games. 9
       
6 Charlie Manning TRE Leads the Eastern League in wins and opposing batters are hitting just .148 after allowing just four hits in his last six appearances. 10
       
7 Colter Bean COL Gave up his first earned run in 12 appearances last week and saw his streak of three straight games without giving up a hit end. 6
       
8 Justin Christian TRE Hit .391 last week with 5 stolen bases and 5 runs scored. He's 22-24 in stolen bases this season. 18
       
9 Phil Hughes TRE Hasn't shown the same dominance through his first 3 starts at AA, but he's starting to get comfortable. 7
       
10 Gerardo Casadiego TAM Leads the farm system in saves (8) and not only hasn't given up an earned run in his last 7 games, but hasn't given up a hit in 6 straight games. 21
       
11 Jason Stephens CHA On the DL right now but his overall numbers are still among the best for starting pitchers in the system. 11
       
12 Elvys Quezada CHA Piggy-back scenario only allowed him to get in one game last week, but he still boasts a 0.00 ERA. 22
       
13 Steven White TRE Bounced back with six scoreless innings last week and didn't walk more than two batters for the first time in three games. 23
       
14 Shelley Duncan TRE Had four more doubles last week and still leads farm system in doubles (16) and leads Trenton in runs, HRs, and RBI as well. 16
       
15 Phil Coke TAM Struggled for the first time this year in his last start (6 IP, 4 ER) and he's still looking for his first win. 8
       
16 Edgar Soto CHA His 1.40 ERA on the year is sharp but he's walked 3 or more batters in a game three times this year. 12
       
17 J. Brent Cox TRE What a Trenton bullpen!  Tossed five more shutout innings of relief last week and gave up just one hit. 27
       
18 Darrell Rasner COL Had his worst outing of the season on Tuesday (4.1 IP, 11 H, 4 ER) but still boasts a 2-0 record and a 3.15 ERA for the year. 17
       
19 Jim Conroy CHA Gave up more than one earned run in a game last week for the first time in nearly a month. 20
       
20 Eduardo Nunez TAM His 26 RBI are still among the leaders in the farm system, but 15 straight games beneath the Mendoza line is cause for serious concern. 13
       
21 Bronson Sardinha TRE With six three-hit games this month, there might not be a hotter hitter in the farm system. 25
       
22 Jeff Kennard TAM Quietly putting up solid numbers once again this season. Hasn't given up an earned run in 5 straight games NR
       
23 Jason Jones TAM Along with Kennard, Casadiego, and Chase Wright, Jones has solidified a strong Tampa bullpen. 24
       
24 Bryan Rueger CHA Still has a 0.00 ERA but doesn't ever get in games.  His low ranking is more due to lack of innings. 26
       
25 Kevin Thompson COL His numbers are solid overall but he had his first RBI in ten games last week...not normal "KT" numbers. 19
       
26 Bryan Villalona CHA One terrible start disguises what were already very good numbers. He's 3-0 and holding batters to a .319 batting average. NR
       
27 Alan Horne TAM Second in the farm system in strikeouts and his control is coming around nicely. NR
       
28 Abel Gomez CHA Continues to walk batters at an alarming rate but keeping the ball in the yard has allowed him to pitch out of trouble and post a 1.44 ERA. 30
       
29 Matt Carson TAM Quick, who is second in HRs in the farm system? That's right, Matty is. Has as many RBI as Mitch Jones. NR
       
30 Francisco Butto TRE Shocker - another stud in the Trenton bullpen. Has a combined 2.41 ERA. NR


Falling Out of the Power Rankings: Melky Cabrera (1), Mitch Jones (14), Reegie Corona (15), Eric Wordekemper (28), and Brett Smith (29).

Players Considered For This Week's Top 30: Vince Faison, Rolando Japa, and Chase Wright.

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