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 May 24, 2018, unless otherwise noted.
Class A - South Atlantic League Southern Division - Charleston RiverDogs
Record: 20-25, 5th place, 9.0 GB
Charleston went 4-8 since the last report, losing four games in the standings.
No. 18 -- Glenn Otto (RHP) is currently on the seven-day disabled list. Otto had thrown 10 1/3 innings to the tune of a 3.48 ERA and 1.45 WHIP before being injured.
No. 19 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) remains on the seven-day disabled list and has yet to pitch this season.
No. 21 -- Dermis Garcia (3B) has gone 4-for-22 with a home run since coming on board with the RiverDogs.
Making Noise -- JP Sears (LHP) is pitching to a 2.08 ERA with a 0.72 WHIP in 34 2/3 innings of work. Sears has struck out 35 batters and walked just six.
Advanced A - Florida State League North Division - Tampa Tarpons
Record: 24-21, 2nd place, 1.5 GB
Tampa went 6-5 and gained three games in the standings since the last report.
No. 2 (No. 41) -- Estevan Florial (OF) is on the disabled list until mid-August due to a right wrist injury that required surgery. Florial was hitting .246 with a .353 on-base percentage and a .343 slugging percentage in 156 plate appearances before the surgery.
No. 4 (No. 69) -- Albert Abreu (RHP) followed up a solid six-inning, one-run effort with a dreadful seven-run whipping (including four home runs allowed).
No. 7 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) was placed on the seven-day disabled list. Perez's ERA sits at 7.20 across 25 innings (six starts) this season.
No. 25 -- Nick Nelson (RHP) was promoted since the last report and has made three starts with the Tarpons. The first two went fairly well (10 IP and 2 ER), however he was crushed on Thursday, allowing seven runs in just 2 2/3 innings.
No. 27 -- Garrett Whitlock (RHP) made his first start with Tampa after breaking into the top-30 and hurled six scoreless innings. Whitlock struck out eight batters while walking just one.
No. 30 -- Isiah Gilliam (1B) was recently added to MLB Pipeline's top-30 Yankees prospects. In 168 plate appearances, the switch-hitting Gilliam is slashing .256/.298/.397 with six home runs and 26 RBIs.
Making Noise -- Phillip Diehl (LHP) has struck out 28 batters and recorded a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings (12 relief appearances).
Double-A - Eastern League Eastern Division - Trenton Thunder
Record: 27-19, 2nd place, 1.0 GB
Trenton went 7-7, dropping to second place since the last report.
No. 8 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) has made two starts this season, pitching to a 2.61 ERA, 1.16 WHIP with seven strikeouts. He's walked six batters in just 10 1/3 innings, something that will obviously have to change. Acevedo was placed on the seven-day DL on April 13 due to a blister issue.
No. 10 -- Dillon Tate (RHP) has allowed just one run in his last two starts (12 IP), while striking out nine and walking four.
No. 13 -- Jonathan Loaisiga (RHP) has started just one game since the last report, tossing three innings of one-run ball. Loaisiga owns a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings for the Thunder.
No. 14 -- Trevor Stephan (RHP) was rocked in his first start since being promoted to Trenton, lasting just 4 1/3 innings after allowing six runs on nine hits and two walks.
No. 26 -- Trevor Lane (LHP) was recently promoted to Trenton. He has made two appearances (two innings) and allowed four runs.
Making Noise -- Caleb Frare (LHP) boasts a 0.45 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 20 relief innings (14 appearances). Frare has 26 strikeouts against six walks.
Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Record: 21-24, 5th place, 5.0 GB
The RailRiders went 6-7 since the last report, losing two games in the standings.
No. 3 (No. 48) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) was shut down for a bit with a sore shoulder, but made a four-inning appearance on Wednesday in which he held Pawtucket scoreless while striking out five hitters. Sheffield has a 1.46 ERA in 12 1/3 innings at Scranton.
No. 5 (No. 71) -- Chance Adams (RHP) hurled his best outing of the season on May 16, tossing seven innings of shutout ball with 10 strikeouts. However, his last start was an abbreviated three-inning, five-run throttling. Adams' ERA stands at 5.40 for the season.
No. 10 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) remains on the seven-day disabled list. In 33 at-bats with Scranton, Estrada was hitting just .152.
No. 16 -- Cody Carroll (RHP) made five appearances since the last report (5 IP), allowing just one run while striking out six batters. Carroll's ERA is 1.35 for the season.
No. 17 -- Billy McKinney (OF) finished his rehab assignment and was officially optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. McKinney has just one hit in 12 at-bats with the RailRiders thus far.
No. 20 -- Giovanny Gallegos (RHP) has thrown just four innings with SWB and two with the big club this season after spending much of the season on the disabled list.
No. 28 -- Ben Heller (RHP) is on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April.
Making Noise -- Josh Rogers (LHP) continued his fine season Thursday, tossing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball to lower his ERA to 2.80 for the season.
Extended spring training or unassigned:
No. 6 -- Luis Medina (RHP)
No. 11 -- Matt Sauer (RHP)
No. 12 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP)
No. 15 -- Deivi Garcia (RHP)
No. 22 -- Everson Pereira (OF)
No. 23 -- Juan Then (RHP)
No. 24 -- Canaan Smith (OF)
No. 29 -- Juan De Paula (RHP)