YPPR -- Refsnyder Back On Top

Refsnyder sees his batting average climbing

Despite the season getting closer to an end, there has been some significant movement in this week's YPPR [Yankees Prospects Power Rankings]. Here are the top 20 performances by the Yankees' prospects in the long-season leagues in our 15th installment of the season.

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 Rob Refsnyder SWB Had three more multi-hit games this past week to get his Scranton average above .300 again; with Severino on the DL, 'Ref' moves into the top spot 3
2 Aaron Judge TAM The average is starting to dip ever so slightly but he clubbed two more home runs this past week 2
3 Kyle Roller SWB Beginning to heat up again, has two home runs and two doubles in his last three games; leads farm system in home runs by seven 4
4 Jake Cave TRE Had two more triples last week, giving him five in just 24 Double-A games so far, and he has an .837 OPS with Trenton 6
5 James Pazos TRE Two more scoreless appearances this past week; has a 0.33 ERA in his last 19 games! 7
6 Jose Pirela SWB Talk about your rough weeks - he went hitless in 5 straight games and saw his batting average dip from .312 to .301 in just one week 5
7 Jacob Lindgren TRE He's averaging 2 K's per inning pitched and batters are hitting .131 against him; still, he needs to walk a few less 9
8 Nick Rumbelow SWB Arguably the most steady pitching peformer all season long; has a combined 2.08 ERA this season, a sub-1.00 WHIP 10
9 Jaron Long TRE Keeps rolling along; had two more quality starts this past week and now leads the farm system in wins [10] and ERA [2.29] 8
10 Eric Jagielo TAM The consistency isn't there yet but the power is now; clubbed two more home runs this past week and is now tied with Judge despite missing nearly two months 12
11 Ian Clarkin TAM Promoted to high-A, he picked up a win his FSL debut, allowing just one earned run in five innings; has a 1.96 ERA in his last five games overall 14
12 Greg Bird TRE Promoted to Double-A, he won Eastern League Player of the Week honors in his first week; clubbed three home runs already with a 1.117 OPS in his first 9 games 17
13 Dante Bichette Jr. TRE Also promoted to Double-A, he's reached base safely in all 5 contests so far; has struck out just three times in his last nine games 13
14 Tyler Austin TRE Coming on very strong to end the season; he had a double, a triple, and two home runs among his nine hits this past week 19
15 Miguel Andujar CHA Had two three-hit games last week and three more doubles; he's hitting .322 now over his last 42 games 18
16 Manny Banuelos SWB Promoted to Triple-A, he picked up a win his debut; he's allowed just ten hits in his last 22.2 innings pitched with a 1.99 ERA during that stretch NR
17 Daniel Camarena TRE Still has a solid 3.57 ERA this season but Double-A has been tough for him, especially facing Bowie; his ERA is 10.80 against them in two starts 11
18 Caleb Smith TAM Like Camarena, adjusting to a new level has been a challenge in the short-term but the whole body of work is still very impressive 15
19 Gary Sanchez TRE A yeoman's like job this past week, hitting a home run and driving in five, but still saw his batting average dip a little 16
20 Tyler Webb SWB Gave up a couple of runs this past week but still struck out five batters in four innings 20

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