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. 2, 2018, unless otherwise noted.
Top 10 prospects
No. 1 (No. 27) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) -- Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- ETA 2018
Sheffield turned in another effort that should be making the Yankees think about a call-up -- 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB and 7 K -- yet with the addition of Lance Lynn, it could take an injury or two before the 22-year-old sees the mound in Yankee pinstripes. The good news is that Sheffield has lived up to the billing this season, turning in a 2.29 ERA in 102 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.
No. 2 (No. 46) -- Estevan Florial (OF) -- High-A Tampa -- ETA 2020
Florial went 6-for-21 since last week's report with a couple doubles and two RBIs. The effort boosted his OPS to .684 in 49 games for the Tarpons as he pushes to finish strong after missing a couple months of the season.
No. 3 (No. 75) -- Jonathan Loaisiga (RHP) -- Triple-A -- ETA 2018
Loaisiga, who is currently on the seven-day disabled list, made a dramatic and very useful jump from Double-A to the big leagues earlier this season, and his ascent to the No. 3 spot in this listing and a position in MLB Pipeline's top 100 is equally as impressive. The Yankees turned some eyes when they added Loaisiga to the 40-man roster before last December's Rule-5 draft, but is it clear they made an excellent call.
No. 4 (No. 77) -- Albert Abreu (RHP) -- High-A Tampa -- ETA 2020
Abreu is currently on a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League. The righty was throttled for eight runs in just one-third of an inning in his first start. Due to the two stints on the disabled list, Abreu has thrown just 48 1/3 innings this season, in which he sports a 4.28 ERA with batters hitting just .228 off him.
No. 5 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) -- Double-A Trenton -- ETA 2019
Acevedo was removed from his start Saturday after throwing just four innings in which he allowed two runs on five hits and was subsequently placed on the seven-day disabled list with upper arm soreness. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.
No. 6 -- Anthony Seigler (C) -- Rookie Pulaski -- ETA 2022
Seigler, the Yankees' first-round pick in June's first-year Player draft (No. 23 overall), was just promoted to Pulaski and notched two hits in his first seven at-bats with a couple of walks added in. Seigler hit .333 in the Gulf Coast League across 12 games (36 at-bats).
No. 7 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP) -- Short-A Staten Island -- ETA 2020
Schmidt, the Yankees' first-round pick in 2017 (No. 16 overall), was also recently promoted. Schmidt made his first start for Staten Island, allowing one run in four innings with four strikeouts.
No. 8 -- Trevor Stephan (RHP) -- Double-A Trenton -- ETA 2020
Stephan made two starts since the last report and they encapsulated his up-and-down time with Trenton. The first was a scoreless effort across 5 2/3 innings and the second was a four-run outing in the same number of frames. Stephan's inconsistent production with Trenton follows an outstanding stay with High-A Tampa (1.98 ERA).
No. 9 -- Luis Medina (RHP) -- Rookie Pulaski -- ETA 2021
Medina followed his best outing of the year with an uneven turn in Pulaski's rotation Thursday. In four innings, Medina allowed just one run, but made life difficult on himself with five walks. Medina struck out eight batters in the game, bringing his total to 30 across 23 1/3 innings.
No. 10 -- Matt Sauer (RHP) -- Short-A Staten Island -- ETA 2021
Sauer endured his second straight poor start, allowing six runs on 10 hits in five innings. Sauer's ERA has jumped from 2.01 to 3.92 in just two starts (10 innings).
Triple-A -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- 57-51, 2nd place, 10.0 GB
Double-A -- Trenton -- 61-48, 2nd place, 2.0 GB
High-A -- Tampa -- First half: 35-35, 3rd place, 4.0 GB | Second half: 20-19, 4th place, 5.5 GB
Low-A -- Charleston -- First half: 33-35, 5th place, 6.5 GB | Second half: 18-21, 4th place, 4.0 GB
Short-A -- Staten Island -- 25-20, 2nd place, 3.0 GB
Rookie -- Pulaski -- 18-24, 4th place, 9.0 GB
Rookie -- GCL Yankees West -- 13-23, 4th place, 8.5 GB
Rookie -- GCL Yankees East -- 16-19, T-4th place, 9.0 GB
Rookie -- DSL Yankees -- 22-30, 6th place, 13.5 GB
Remaining top-30 prospects
No. 11 -- Garrett Whitlock (RHP) -- High-A
No. 12 -- Deivi Garcia (RHP) -- Low-A
No. 13 -- Chance Adams (RHP) -- Triple-A
No. 14 -- Everson Pereira (OF) -- Rookie (Pulaski)
No. 15 -- Josh Breux (C) -- Short-A
No. 16 -- Thairo Estrada (2B/SS) -- Triple-A
No. 17 -- Ryder Green (OF) -- Rookie (GCL Yankees East)
No. 18 -- Nick Nelson (RHP) -- High-A
No. 19 -- Roansy Contreras (RHP) -- Low-A
No. 20 -- Freicer Perez (RHP) -- High-A
No. 21 -- Luis Gil (RHP) -- Rookie (Pulaski)
No. 22 -- Erik Swanson (RHP) -- Triple-A
No. 23 -- Abiatal Avelino (2B/SS) -- Triple-A
No. 24 -- Juan Then (RHP) -- Rookie (GCL Yankees East)
No. 25 -- Michael King (RHP) -- Double-A
No. 26 -- Juan De Paula (RHP) -- Short-A
No. 27 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) -- Short-A
No. 28 -- Isiah Gilliam (1B) -- High-A
No. 29 -- Glenn Otto (RHP) -- Low-A
No. 30 -- Antonio Cabello (OF) -- Rookie (GCL Yankees West)