Every Monday, we'll be taking a look at how the Yankees' top prospects (their MLB.com Yankees Top 10 rankings are in parenthesis) are faring.
Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP (No. 2, MLB No. 59) -- ETA 2019
Loaisiga was placed on the injured list (now shifted to the 60-day list) with a strained right shoulder. The right-hander, who has a significant injury history, has thrown 14 innings with the Yankees to the tune of a 4.50 ERA and another 10 innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre recording an ERA of 7.20.
Albert Abreu, RHP, Double-A Trenton (No. 3) -- ETA 2020
Abreu continues to improve after a slow start to the season, hurling a combined 11.2 innings (two starts) while allowing just three runs this past week. Abreu handed out seven walks (still an issue), but struck out 13 in the stretch in which he lowered his season ERA to 3.99 (38.1 innings).
Deivi Garcia, RHP, Double-A Trenton (No. 4) -- ETA 2020
Garcia struck out nine batters in five innings in his last start, but took the loss as he allowed three runs on just two hits and two walks. The 20-year-old has performed well this season, tossing a combined 31.2 innings between High-A Tampa and Trenton registering a 3.69 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a whopping 58 strikeouts.
Clarke Schmidt, RHP, High-A Tampa (No. 5) -- ETA 2020
Schmidt came off the injured list to make a start on May 14, in which he allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out two hitters in the contest. Schmidt will enter his next outing with a 4.23 ERA (27.2 innings).
Trevor Stephen, RHP, Double-A Trenton (No. 8) -- ETA 2020
Stephen allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three in his return from the injured list. He threw 48 pitches (2.1 innings) after missing close to four weeks.
Roansy Contreras, RHP, Low-A Charleston (No. 10) -- ETA 2022
Contreras had an up and down week, allowing seven runs in 2.1 innings in one start and then three runs in seven innings in the next. His ERA ballooned from a respectable 3.60 to 5.03 in the process.
Luis Gil, RHP, Low-A Charleston (No. 13) -- ETA 2022
Gil is bucking for a promotion, which can't be too far away. In his latest effort, Gil held West Virginia scoreless across six innings (his longest start this season). He did not walk a batter and struck out four. The outing lowered his season ERA to 0.82 to go along with a 1.00 WHIP, .143 BAA and 48 strikeouts in 33 innings.
Luis Medina, RHP, Low-A Charleston (No. 14) -- ETA 2022
Medina's struggles continued this week as he allowed five hits and five walks resulting in four runs across 4.1 innings. Medina's season ERA sits at 8.46 (27.2 innings) with 29 walks and 31 strikeouts.
Josh Breaux, C, Low-A Charleston (No. 15) -- ETA 2021
Breaux has a four-game hitting streak running (6-for-21) and has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games. In 119 plate appearances this season, Breaux is hitting .289 with a .319 on-base percent-age and .482 slugging percentage with six home runs and 29 RBIs.
Garrett Whitlock, RHP, Double-A Trenton Thunders (No. 16) -- ETA 2019
Whitlock continues working himself back after a stint on the injured list, hurling 3.2 innings of two-run ball in his latest outing. He owns a 2.39 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 26.1 innings this season.
Chance Adams, RHP, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (No. 20) -- ETA 2019
Adams received a call-up to the Yanks, worked three innings of shutout ball for the club on Sunday and was then optioned back to Triple-A. The 24-year-old was on a hot streak for SWB prior to his call-up and despite 11 days between efforts, helped the Yankees stabilize the ball game on what was a bullpen day. If Adams continues his positive production, he could see more major league time as the season wears on.