Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees farm system, providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects.
Notes: Top-30 prospect rankings (via MLBPipeline.com) are club based with overall MLB ranks, if applicable, in parenthesis. Prospects currently in the major leagues will not be covered here. Team records and statistics are through games played July 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Rookie - Appalachian League East Division - Pulaski Yankees
Record: 22-11, 2nd place, 1.5 GB
Pulaski dropped into second place despite going 3-2 since the last report.
No. 27 -- Dermis Garcia (3B) played in just three games since the last report and managed only one hit in 11 at-bats. His season OPS sits at .847.
Short season A - New York-Penn League - Staten Island Yankees
Record: 24-12, 1st place, 4.0 GA
Staten Island went 4-2 since the last report.
No. 14 -- Jorge Guzman (RHP) continues to sparkle for Staten Island, hurling six shutout innings and striking out nine batters in his last start.
Class A - South Atlantic League Southern Division - Charleston RiverDogs
First-half Record: 34-36, 5th place, 7.5 GB
Second-half Record: 22-10, 1st place, 2.5 GA
Charleston went 3-3 this past week to maintain its second-half lead.
No. 5 (No. 90) -- Estevan Florial (OF) is in the midst of another hot streak, dropping in 10 hits in his last 20 at-bats. Florial's slash line sits at .301/.379/.494.
No. 15 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) won his seventh game of the season and stretched his personal undefeated streak to eight starts. Perez owns a 2.82 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 92 2/3 innings.
No. 25 -- Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) continues to have a streaky season. After going through a 14-for-38 stretch, he has just three hits in his last 21 at-bats.
No. 30 -- Donny Sands (C) played four games this week, knocking four hits in 13 at-bats, raising his average to .275.
Advanced A - Florida State League North Division - Tampa Yankees
First-half Record: 39-31, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Second-half Record: 22-11, 1st place, 4.5 GA
Tampa went 7-0 since the last report to expand its lead in the division by four games.
No. 11 -- Albert Abreu (RHP) remains on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury.
No. 12 -- James Kaprielian (RHP) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on April 18. He will miss the rest of this season.
No. 13 -- Nick Solak (2B) is in a slump with just four hits in his last 26 at-bats. Solak still owns an impressive .833 OPS.
No. 18 -- Dillon Tate (RHP) saw his ERA rise to 3.16 after a three-run effort in 5 2/3 innings.
No. 20 -- Taylor Widener (RHP) struck out six batters, walked three and allowed three hits in a two-run start that lasted 4 2/3 innings. Widener has allowed opponents a measly .206 batting average this season.
Double-A - Eastern League Eastern Division - Trenton Thunder
Record: 70-33, 1st place, 12.0 GA
Trenton grabbed five wins in seven games since the last report.
No. 6 (No. 93) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) remains on the seven-day disabled list with an oblique injury. He is 7-5 with a 3.09 ERA this season.
No. 8 -- Jorge Mateo (IF/OF) had a streak of games reaching base end at 23. He had a rough week, going 2-for-22. One of the hits was a grand slam.
No. 10 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) tossed five innings of shutout ball and allowed just two base runners (two hits) while striking out seven batters.
No. 22 -- Zack Littell (RHP) allowed no runs on six hits with four strikeouts in four innings in his lone start this week.
No. 23 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) went 4-for-22 this week, which lowered his batting average to .307 in 378 at-bats this season.
Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Record: 65-39, 1st place, 1.0 GA
The RailRiders went 3-4 since the last report.
No. 1 (No. 3) -- Gleyber Torres (INF) is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery. Torres was batting .309 with four doubles, a triple and two home runs and 16 RBIs in 81 at-bats for the RailRiders before the injury.
No. 3 (No. 62) -- Chance Adams (RHP) made two starts since the last report, tossing 13 innings in which he allowed just three runs. Most importantly, he walked just three batters.
No. 9 -- Miguel Andujar (3B) went 6-for-16 in four games this week with a home run and three RBIs.
No. 24 -- Jake Cave (OF) continued his torrid play at the plate, going 12-for-24 to raise his average with the RailRiders to .374 in 139 at-bats.
No. 26 -- Domingo German (RHP) made the start Monday, working 2 2/3 innings allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks. German struck out five.
No. 28 -- Ben Heller (RHP) made two appearances this week, allowing three runs in two innings. Heller has a 3.29 ERA in 41 innings for SWB.
No. 29 -- Billy McKinney (OF) cooled off just a bit, notching five hits in 23 at-bats this week. McKinney did not score a run during the six-game stretch and drove in just one run.
Others in top 30:
No. 16 -- Matt Sauer (RHP) has thrown 1 2/3 innings for the Gulf Coast Yankees West club after being drafted in the 2017 first-year player draft (second round, No. 54 overall).
No. 17 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP) was still drafted by the Yankees in the first round with the No. 16 overall, despite undergoing Tommy John surgery in the spring.
No. 21 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) has yet to pitch this season.