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Yankees prospects rankings

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez poses on picture day

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez poses on picture day during spring training at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

1. GARY SANCHEZ, C, Tampa Yankees (Class A)

.272 BA, .333 OBP, .478 SLG, 12 HR, 55 RBIs

Four of last 10 hits were for extra bases.

 

2. J.R. MURPHY, C, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA)

276 BA, .361 OBP, .444 SLG, 9 HR, 36 RBIs

Picked up his game since promotion to Triple-A, batting .299 with .385 OBP and 3 HR.

 

3. RAFAEL DE PAULA, RHP, Tampa (A)

6-3, 3.31 ERA, 105 K, 26 BB in 15 starts

Superb control led to a promotion from Charleston to Tampa.

 

4. SLADE HEATHCOTT, OF,  Trenton Thunder (AA)

.245 BA, .313 OBP, .365 SLG, 4 HR, 33 RBIs

Has a six-game hitting streak during which he's batting .380 (8-for-21).

 

5. JOSE RAMIREZ, RHP, Scranton (AAA)

2-4, 3.08 ERA, 71 K, 29 BB in 14 games

After posting a 3.33 K/BB rate in Double-A, Ramirez has struggled with control since his promotion to Triple-A on June 14. Has 21 K, 14 BB in five starts there.

 

6. GREGORY BIRD, 1B, Charleston Riverdogs (A)

.276 BA, .397 OBP, .459 SLG, 8 HR, 47 RBIs

Power is maturing. Four of his last six hits were four extra bases.

 

7. MASON WILLIAMS, OF, Tampa (Class A)

.256 BA, .334 OBP, .355 SLG, 3 HR, 17 RBIs

Has hit in 8 of his last 10 games, including four multi-hit games, and is batting .350 with a .920 OPS since June 20.

 

8. TYLER AUSTIN, OF, Trenton (AA)

.258 BA, .345 OBP, .376 SLG, 6 HR, 39 RBIs

Batting just .154 with only one multihit game in last 10 games.

 

9. JOSE CAMPOS, RHP, Charleston (A)

1-2, 4.02 ERA, 53 K, 12 BB in 16 games

Struck out 20 and walked only a single batter during last six starts (23 2/3 IP). Hasn’t walked a batter during last three games.

 

10. JAIRO HEREDIA, RHP, Staten Island Yankees (A)

1-1, 2.33 ERA, 19 K, 2 BB in 4 games

Missed all of 2012 with injury.


THE TEAMS:

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE RAILRIDERS, International League (AAA)

Record: 42-46, 5th place. Last week: 3-2

TRENTON THUNDER. Eastern League (AA)

Record: 42-44, T-3rd place. Last week: 1-4

TAMPA YANKEES, Florida State League (A)

Record: 5-6, 4th place. Last week: 0-1

CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS, South Atlantic League (A)

Record: 8-7, T-2nd place. Last week: 3-2

STATEN ISLAND YANKEES, N.Y.-Penn League (A)


Record: 9-8, 3rd place. Last week: 3-2

All stats are through Friday’s games

Tags: Yankees , prospects , Gary Sanchez , J.R. Murphy , Rafael De Paula , Slade Heathcott , Jose Ramirez , Gregory Bird , Mason Williams , Tyler Austin , Jose Campos , Jairo Heredia

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