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Yankees prospects rankings

Staten Island Yankees third baseman Tyler Austin bats

Staten Island Yankees third baseman Tyler Austin bats during Game 1 of the NY-Penn League Championship Series against the Auburn Doubledays at Falcon Park. (Sept. 12, 2011) (Credit: AP)

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

.260 BA, .320 OBP, .440 SLG, 13 HR, 61 RBIs

The righty has slugged .548 against lefties, but only .391 against righthanders.

2. J.R. MURPHY, C S/WB RailRiders (AAA)

.279 BA, .359 OBP, .439 SLG, 9 HR, 38 RBIs (AA/AAA combined)

Hitting .300 with .814 OPS in last 10 games, with at least one hit in nine of them.

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

6-4, 3.93 ERA, 119 K, 33 BB in 18 games

Strikeout to walk rate has fallen to 2.3 from the 4.17 he posted with Charleston.

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

.259 BA, .319 OBP, .394 SLG, 6 HR, 44 RBIs

6 of last 10 hits were extra bases (2 HRs).


2-6, 3.67 ERA, 78 K, 36 BB in 17 games (AA/AAA combined)

Has walked (21) nearly as many as he’s struck out (28) since promotion to Triple-A.

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

.293 BA, .416 OBP, .518 SLG, 15 HR, 66 RBIs

Has five homers in last 10 games, including three in one game on July 19.

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

.280 BA, .348 OBP, .386 SLG, 3 HR, 22 RBIs

Hit in nine straight from July 17-25, batting .394 (15-for-38) during the streak.


8. TYLER AUSTIN, OF, Trenton Thunder (AA)

.254 BA, .344 OBP, .367 SLG, 6 HR, 39 RBIs

He’s hitting .162 since June 30 (6-for-37).

9. JOSE CAMPOS, RHP, Charleston RiverDogs (A)

1-2, 3.50 ERA, 68 K, 16 BB in 20 games

Has allowed one earned run or less in each of his last seven starts.


10. JAIRO HEREDIA, RHP, Tampa Yankees (A)

1-1, 3.27 ERA, 36 K, 5 BB in 7 starts

Struck out five, walked one and allowed just one earned run during his first start.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, International League (AAA)
Record: 52-54, 5th place. Last week: 3-3

Trenton Thunder, Eastern League (AA)
Record: 54-52, 2nd place. Last week: 5-2

Tampa Yankees, Florida State League (A)
Record: 44-55, 5th place. Last week: 5-2

Charleston RiverDogs, South Atlantic League (A)
Record: 58-41, 1st place. Last week: 4-1

Staten Island Yankees, NY-Penn League (A)
Record: 16-20, 4th place. Last week: 1-5

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