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 20, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Rookie - Appalachian League East Division - Pulaski Yankees
Record: 19-9, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Pulaski went 8-5 since the last report.
No. 16 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) has yet to pitch this season.
No. 26 -- Dermis Garcia (3B) has boosted his slash line to .272/.398/.500 with five home runs (tied for team-best) and 18 RBIs for the season.
Short season A - New York-Penn League - Staten Island Yankees
Record: 20-10, 1st place, 2.5 GA
Staten Island has entered its first mini skid of the season, losing three straight games.
No. 15 -- Wilkerman Garcia (SS) has eight hits in his last 40 at-bats in what has started out as a poor offensive season for the 19-year-old.
No. 19 -- Drew Finley (RHP) has struggled recently; his season ERA now up to 6.75 and opposing batters are hitting .302 against him this season.
No. 23 -- Jorge Guzman (RHP) is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 32 2/3 innings this season. He has struck out 40 batters and walked just nine.
Class A - South Atlantic League Southern Division - Charleston RiverDogs
First-half record: 34-36, 5th place, 7.5 GB
Second-half record: 19-7, 1st place, 2.5 GA
Charleston went 10-2 since the last report and continues to put a rough first half behind them.
No. 14 -- Estevan Florial (OF) is in a bit of a rough stretch in his last 10 games (8-for-39), however he is still enjoying a fine season (.851 OPS, 11 HR, 15 SB)
No. 21 -- Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) is in the midst of a hot streak with 14 hits in his last 38 at-bats, which has boosted his average to .275. Park leads the RiverDogs with 17 stolen bases.
No. 22 -- Donny Sands (C) continued his offensive resurgence with 16 hits in his last 38 at-bats, raising his average to .273. Sands was hitting .246 on July 3.
No. 24 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) is 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA across 87 1/3 innings (17 starts) this season. Perez has not allowed more than two runs in a start since May 8 (11 starts).
Advanced A - Florida State League North Division - Tampa Yankees
First-half record: 39-31, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Second-half record: 15-11, 2nd place, 0.5 GB
Tampa went 7-6 since the last report.
No. 4 (No. 65) -- James Kaprielian (RHP) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on April 18. He will miss the rest of this season.
No. 9 -- Albert Abreu (RHP) remains on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury.
No. 12 -- Dillon Tate (RHP) has looked like the pitcher who was drafted No. 4 overall in the 2015 draft: 5-0, 2.92 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 31 K, 11 BB in 37 IP.
No. 17 -- Nick Solak (2B) might be the surprise prize of the 2017 Yankees as he's hitting .308 with a .401 on-base percentage and .456 slugging percentage in 357 plate appearances this season.
No. 20 -- Kyle Holder (2B/SS/3B) is 11-for-36 since returning from the disabled list on July 12.
No. 25 -- Taylor Widener (RHP) has now failed to finish the fifth inning in his last four starts. Widener owns a 4.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 87 innings this season.
Double-A - Eastern League Eastern Division - Trenton Thunder
Record: 65-31, 1st place, 11.5 GA
Trenton, winners of four straight, went 8-3 since the last report.
No. 3 (No. 37) -- Jorge Mateo (IF/OF) has reached base in all 21 games he's played in since being promoted from Tampa. Mateo is slashing an impressive .360/.439/.628 in 99 plate appearances for the Thunder.
No. 5 (No. 66) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) remains on the seven-day disabled list with an oblique injury. Sheffield is 7-5 with a 3.09 ERA this season.
No. 11 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) remains undefeated with the Thunder (4-0) with a 2.32 ERA in 54 1/3 innings with Trenton.
No. 18 -- Zack Littell (RHP) is 5-0 with Trenton with a 2.25 ERA in 40 innings in Double-A (14-1 overall, 1.94 ERA in combined 111 1/3 innings).
No. 27 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) continues to pace the Thunder with 112 hits and his .315 average is tied for third in the Eastern League.
Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Record: 62-35, 1st place, 1.5 GA
The RailRiders went 8-3 since the last report.
No. 1 (No. 2) -- Gleyber Torres (INF) is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery. Torres was batting .309 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 RBIs in 81 at-bats for the RailRiders before the injury.
No. 6 (No. 93) -- Chance Adams (RHP) lasted just 4 2/3 innings in his last outing after allowing four walks. Despite Adams' 2.45 ERA with the RailRiders, the righty's walk rate (3.8 BB/9) keeps him from a call-up.
No. 8 -- Miguel Andujar (3B) is pounding the ball over his last nine games with three home runs, while hitting .412 (14-for-34) during the stretch.
No. 10 -- Tyler Wade (UT) leads the International League in hitting (.314) and is tied for the league lead in stolen bases with 25.
No. 28 -- Giovanny Gallegos (RHP) has thrown nine shutout innings across five appearances since returning from the disabled list. Gallegos has allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out 14 in the stretch.
No. 29 -- Jake Cave (OF) has been an absolute offensive force over his last 10 games, hitting .444, with four home runs and 13 RBIs.
No. 30 -- Billy McKinney (OF) has elevated his game since his promotion. He is hitting .339 with a .379 on-base percentage and a .613 slugging percentage in 66 plate appearances after slashing .250/.339/.431 with 276 plate appearances.