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 Sept. 7, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Rookie - Appalachian League East Division - Pulaski Yankees
Record: 41-26, 2nd place, 4.5 GA
Pulaski defeated Bluefield 2-1 in the best-of-three series to win the Eastern Division Championship. They are down 1-0 against Elizabethton in the best-of-three Appalachian League Championship Series.
No. 17 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) threw just 13 2/3 innings (combined between the Gulf Coast League Yankees East and Pulaski) this season, allowing just one run and striking out 14 batters.
No. 27 -- Luis Medina (RHP) pitched to a 5.35 ERA in 38 2/3 innings. Medina held opposing batters to a .214 batting average, but walked 24 batters and struck out 39.
Short season A - New York-Penn League - Staten Island Yankees
Record: 46-29, 1st place, 2.5 GA
Staten Island won the McNamara Division and will play Hudson Valley in a best-of-three first round series of the league playoffs.
No. 10 -- Jorge Guzman (RHP) tossed 66 2/3 innings (13 starts) to the tune of a 2.30 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 88 strikeouts.
No. 30 -- Trevor Stephen (RHP), who was the Yankees' third-round pick in the 2017 draft, posted a 1.39 ERA and 0.80 WHIP while striking out 43 batters.
Class A - South Atlantic League Southern Division - Charleston RiverDogs
First-half record: 34-36, 5th place, 7.5 GB
Second-half record: 42-27, 1st place, 3.5 GA
Charleston won the second-half title and trails 1-0 against Greenville in the best-of-three league division series.
No. 11 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) made 24 starts (123 2/3 innings), recording a 10-3 record with a 2.84 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Perez struck out 117 batters and walked 45.
No. 22 -- Dermis Garcia (3B) who is 19 years old, smacked 17 home runs in 225 at-bats between Pulaski and Charleston. Garcia posted a combined .899 OPS.
Advanced A - Florida State League North Division - Tampa Yankees
First-half record: 39-31, 1st place, 1.0 GA
Second-half record: 46-19, 1st place, 10.0 GA
Tampa won the second-half regular season title to go along with the first-half crown. However, Tampa was defeated by Dunedin, 2-1, in the best-of-three division series. The Florida State League has co-champions this season as the league decided to cancel the championship series due to Hurricane Irma.
No. 4 (No. 87) -- Estevan Florial (OF) slashed .298/.372/.479 in 476 combined plate appearances with Charleston and Tampa. He hit 13 home runs and stole 23 bases on the season.
No. 8 -- Albert Abreu (RHP) endured an injury-plagued season, managing just 53 1/3 innings of work across three levels. In 34 1/3 innings with Tampa, Abreu generated a 4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and struck out 31 batters against 15 walks.
No. 20 -- Hoy Jun Park (2B/SS) hit .251 in 110 games between Charleston and Tampa. Park swiped 25 bags this season.
No. 25 -- Donny Sands (C) finished with Tampa (17 games), but played most of his season with Charleston. Sands overall slash line was .276/.328/.374 in 382 combined plate appearances.
Double-A - Eastern League Eastern Division - Trenton Thunder
Record: 92-48, 1st place, 6.5 GA
Trenton won the Eastern Division regular season title. The Thunder are 1-1 against Binghamton in the best-of-five division series.
No. 5 (No. 88) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) returned from a lengthy stint on the disabled list and a short rehab assignment on Sunday to pitch three innings of two-run ball. Sheffield finished the regular season with a 3.18 ERA for Trenton in 93 1/3 innings.
No. 7 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) is on the disabled list due to right shoulder soreness. Acevedo had a 3.25 ERA across 133 innings at three levels of the minors this season.
No. 9 -- Nick Solak (2B) made a name for himself in the system this season. In 538 plate appearances, Solak produced a .297 batting average, .384 on-base percentage and .452 slugging percentage with 26 doubles, five triples and 12 home runs.
No. 14 -- Dillon Tate (RHP) a former first-round pick, overcame a shoulder injury at the beginning of the season and turned in a combined 2.81 ERA in 83 1/3 innings with Tampa and Trenton.
No. 16 -- Taylor Widener (RHP) made 27 starts (119 1/3 innings) for Tampa, pitching to a 3.39 ERA and 1.15 WHIP while racking up 129 strikeouts. Widener was called up to Trenton on Sept. 5.
No. 18 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) hit .301 in 495 at-bats. Estrada rapped 149 hits and scored 72 runs.
No. 26 -- Cody Carroll (RHP) made 39 appearances for Tampa and Trenton, logging 67 1/3 innings with a 2.94 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 89 strikeouts.
Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Record: 86-55, 1st place, 6.5 GA
The RailRiders won the International League North Division regular season title and are down 1-0 in the best-of-five division series against Lehigh Valley.
No. 1 (No. 3) -- Gleyber Torres (INF) managed just 235 plate appearances between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after suffering an elbow injury which required Tommy John surgery. Torres slashed .287/.383/.480 with 14 doubles, two triples and seven home runs.
No. 3 (No. 59) -- Chance Adams (RHP) tossed 150 1/3 combined innings, 115 1/3 with the RailRiders. His overall ERA was 2.45 (2.89 with Scranton). Adams allowed batters a measly .193 batting average on the season.
No. 6 (No. 100) -- Miguel Andujar (3B) proved his bat was ready for the next level, hitting .315 with a .352 on-base percentage and a .498 slugging percentage in 522 plate appearances. Andujar slugged 36 doubles, two triples and 16 homers with 82 RBIs.
No. 19 -- Jake Cave (OF) put together an incredible season, slashing a combined .305/.351/.542 with 26 doubles, five triples and 20 home runs in just 437 plate appearances between Trenton and Scranton.
No. 21 -- Domingo German (RHP) made 19 starts between Trenton and Scranton, hurling 109 1/3 innings in which he posted a 2.88 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and struck out 119 batters.
No. 24 -- Billy McKinney (OF) took off after his promotion from Trenton. With the RailRiders, McKinney hit .306 with a .336 on-base percentage and a .549 slugging percentage in 224 plate appearances. McKinney had 26 extra-base hits, including 10 homers, for Scranton.
Others in the top 30:
No. 12 -- Matt Sauer (RHP) managed a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 11 2/3 innings for the Gulf Coast League West club. He was New York's second-round pick in this year's draft.
No. 13 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP), the Yankees' first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2017 draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in the spring.
No. 28 -- 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.