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 Aug. 3, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Rookie - Appalachian League East Division - Pulaski Yankees
Record: 28-12, 1st place, 1.5 GA
Pulaski went 6-1 since the last report and is riding a four-game winning streak.
No. 28 -- Luis Medina (RHP) owns a 75-grade fastball according to MLB Pipeline. He's made two starts for Pulaski, going seven innings in which he's allowed four runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out three batters.
Short season A - New York-Penn League - Staten Island Yankees
Record: 26-17, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Staten Island had a rough week (2-5), which dropped their division lead by three games.
No. 11 -- Jorge Guzman (RHP) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out seven batters in four innings.
Class A - South Atlantic League Southern Division - Charleston RiverDogs
First-half record: 34-36, 5th place, 7.5 GB
Second-half record: 25-14, 1st place, 3.5 GA
Despite going 3-4, Charleston increased its second-half lead by a game.
No. 12 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) gave up three earned runs in a start for the first time since he al-lowed four on May 8. Perez's ERA stands at 2.95 in 97 2/3 innings.
No. 23 -- Dermis Garcia (3B) received a promotion and has three hits, including a home run, in his first 14 at-bats for Charleston. Garcia had a .962 OPS with Pulaski.
No. 26 -- Donny Sands (C) notched just one hit in his 13 at-bats, lowering his batting average to .269 for the season.
Advanced A - Florida State League North Division - Tampa Yankees
First-half record: 39-31, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Second-half record: 25-14, 1st place, 2.5 GA
Tampa went 3-3 since the last report and lost two games off its division lead.
No. 4 (No. 89) -- Estevan Florial (OF) received a promotion after the Yankees traded away some of their prospects. Florial is off to a quick start, ripping three hits in eight at-bats. Florial owned an .855 OPS with Charleston.
No. 9 -- Albert Abreu (RHP) remains on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury.
No. 15 -- Dillon Tate (RHP) was tremendous in his last start, hurling 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball, while allowing five hits and one walk to go along with nine strikeouts.
No. 17 -- Taylor Widener (RHP) made two starts this past week, tossing 7 2/3 innings of three-run ball. Widener continues to walk batters at a high rate (4.0 BB/9).
No. 21 -- Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) went with Florial from Charleston and poked one base hit in seven at-bats. Park slashed .262/.358/.367 with 18 stolen bases in 25 attempts.
Double-A - Eastern League Eastern Division - Trenton Thunder
Record: 73-36, 1st place, 11.0 GA
Trenton grabbed three wins in six games, giving back one game to second place to Binghamton.
No. 6 (No. 92) -- 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 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in a five-inning stint. Acevado's ERA stands at 2.24 in 64 1/3 innings with Trenton.
No. 10 -- Nick Solak (2B) received a promotion to the Thunder and started off with a bang, grabbing three hits in eight at-bats including a home run. Solak had an impressive .856 OPS with Tampa.
No. 19 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) is on a 3-for-19 slump that lowered his average to .300, where it once stood at .320 on July 13.
No. 27 -- Cody Carroll (RHP) is new to the top 30 and he's earned it, working the backend of games for Trenton and Tampa. In 34 1/3 innings for Trenton, Carroll owns a 2.10 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 40 strikeouts.
Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Record: 69-41, 1st place, 1.0 GA
The RailRiders went 4-2 since the last report, increasing their division lead by 1.5 games.
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. 61) -- Chance Adams (RHP) allowed just one run in six innings, but walked four bat-ters. Adams' walk rate -- the sore spot in his resume -- sits at 3.7 with Scranton.
No. 7 -- Miguel Andujar (3B) went 5-for-14 in three games this week with a home run. Andujar's OPS is .924 in 130 plate appearances for Scranton. No. 20 -- Jake Cave (OF) continued his scorching play at the plate, going 9-for-25 with three home runs and five RBIs. Cave's OPS is 1.108 in 164 plate appearances at Triple-A.
No. 22 -- Domingo German (RHP) struck out five batters in a 5 2/3-inning effort in which he al-lowed just one run.
No. 24 -- Ben Heller (RHP) struck out four batters in two innings of relief this week.
No. 25 -- Billy McKinney (OF) is as hot has Cave right now, notching 12 hits in his last 25 at-bats with three homers and 11 RBIs. McKinney's OPS stands at 1.039 in 118 plate appearances for Scranton.
No. 30 -- Giovanny Gallegos (RHP) struck out seven batters in four innings across three appear-ances this week. Gallegos has 59 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings with Scranton.
Others in the top 30:
No. 13 -- 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 (Rd. 2, No. 54 overall).
No. 14 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP) was drafted by the Yankees in the first round of the 2017 First-year Player Draft with the No. 16 overall pick, despite undergoing Tommy John surgery in the spring.
No. 18 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) has thrown 2 1/3 innings for the Gulf Coast League Yankees West team without allowing a run and recorded four strikeouts.
No. 29 -- Everson Pereira (OF) was signed during the current international signing period for $1.5 million. Pereira, 16, is considered a multi-tooled player who was considered among the best all-around talents in this year's class.