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. 23, 2018, unless otherwise noted.
Top 10 prospects
No. 1 (No. 27) -- Justus Sheffield (LHP) -- Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- ETA 2018
Sheffield made his first bullpen appearance Tuesday (two innings, one run and two strikeouts), as the Yankees plan to utilize the left-hander as a reliever in September once rosters expand. Sheffield has a chance to be a difference maker for the Yankees down the stretch, but it's a wonder why the Yankees delayed making the transition as New York will be battling potential playoff clubs throughout September, when August would have presented the 22-year-old an easier transition.
No. 2 (No. 46) -- Estevan Florial (OF) -- High-A Tampa -- ETA 2020
Despite going hitless in his last six at-bats, Florial has seven hits in his last 18 at-bats with a home run and three RBIs. Florial is hitting .368 with a .500 on-base percentage in his last 10 games as he works to finish the season strong.
No. 3 (No. 74) -- Jonathan Loaisiga (RHP) -- Double-A -- ETA 2018
Loaisiga tossed four innings of one-run ball (off a home run) while striking out three batters against just one walk. In 52 minor-league innings for Loaisiga, the right-hander maintains a 2.92 ERA and also generated a 3.00 ERA in 18 innings with the Yankees.
No. 4 (No. 76) -- Albert Abreu (RHP) -- High-A Tampa -- ETA 2020
In Thursday's tilt for Tampa, Abreu allowed two runs in an erratic start in which he walked four batters while striking out four. He's now given up six runs in 14 1/3 innings since his return from the disabled list and owns a 4.16 ERA for Tampa across 62 2/3 innings this season.
No. 5 -- Domingo Acevedo (RHP) -- Double-A Trenton -- ETA 2019
Acevedo made an appearance on Monday as he began a rehab assignment with Staten Island. In two innings Acevedo allowed a run on two hits, zero walks and one strikeout. Like many of the Yankees' top pitching prospects, Acevedo has not thrown a large sum of innings, making it entirely possible that he and the others will find work during the fall and winter leagues.
No. 6 -- Anthony Seigler (C) -- Rookie Pulaski -- ETA 2022
Seigler has not played since the last report and is not listed as injured. The Yankees' first-round pick in June's first-year player draft (No. 23 overall) has just seven hits in his last 36 at-bats and sports a dismal .572 OPS in 12 games with Pulaski.
No. 7 -- Clarke Schmidt (RHP) -- Short-A Staten Island -- ETA 2020
Schmidt has not made an appearance since Aug. 5, yet is listed as active on the Staten Island roster. The Yankees' first-round pick in 2017 (No. 16 overall), Schmidt has 10 strikeouts and two walks in the 8 1/3 innings of work since his promotion to Staten Island.
No. 8 -- Trevor Stephan (RHP) -- Double-A Trenton -- ETA 2020
Stephan had his best start since late July, hurling five innings of one-run ball. Stephan allowed just one hit, walked two batters and struck out seven. Stephan's performance lowered his ERA with Trenton to 5.13 over 72 innings.
No. 9 -- Luis Medina (RHP) -- Rookie Pulaski -- ETA 2021
Medina cannot seem to keep things together, showing every bit of his age (19 years old) this season. In his latest appearance, Medina worked 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on a homer, three walks and two strikeouts.
No. 10 -- Matt Sauer (RHP) -- Short-A Staten Island -- ETA 2021
Sauer was lit up for four runs in 2 2/3 innings Sunday, making it four out of five poor starts. Sauer allowed two hits and three walks in the outing, while striking out two hitters. Sauer owns a 4.53 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 55 2/3 innings with the River Rats.
Triple-A -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- 66-61, 2nd place, 10.0 GB
Double-A -- Trenton -- 69-60, 2nd place, 3.0 GB
High-A -- Tampa -- First half: 35-35, 3rd place, 4.0 GB | Second half: 29-30, 4th place, 9.0 GB
Low-A -- Charleston -- First half: 33-35, 5th place, 6.5 GB | Second half: 25-32, 5th place, 9.0 GB
Short-A -- Staten Island -- 33-29, 2nd place, 3.0 GB
Rookie -- Pulaski -- 30-32, 4th place, 10.0 GB
Rookie -- GCL Yankees West -- 18-34, 4th place, 11.5 GB
Rookie -- GCL Yankees East -- 25-26, 4th place, 10.0 GB
Rookie -- DSL Yankees -- 27-42, 6th place, 22.5 GB
Remaining top-30 prospects
No. 11 -- Garrett Whitlock (RHP) -- High-A
No. 12 -- Deivi Garcia (RHP) -- High-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) -- Short-A
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) -- Triple-A
No. 26 -- Juan De Paula (RHP) -- Short-A
No. 27 -- Nolan Martinez (RHP) -- Low-A
No. 28 -- Isiah Gilliam (1B) -- High-A
No. 29 -- Glenn Otto (RHP) -- Low-A
No. 30 -- Antonio Cabello (OF) -- Rookie (GCL Yankees West)