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Newsday's Yankees prospect rankings

Yankees outfielder Slade Heathcott poses on picture day

Yankees outfielder Slade Heathcott 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, Trenton Thunder (Class AA)

.258 BA, .322 OBP, .418 SLG, 13 HR, 64 RBIs

He is 11-for-38 (.289) since a promotion to Double A.

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

.271 BA, .354 OBP, .425 SLG, 10 HR, 41 RBIs

Just 7-for-36 (.194) in last 10 games, but has six walks.

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

.261 BA, .327 OBP, .411 SLG, 8 HR, 49 RBIs

Power surge continues: 6 of his last 11 hits have gone for extra bases.

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

.284 BA, .421 OBP, .509 SLG, 18 HR, 74 RBIs

Has walked (91) nearly as often as he's struck out (115).

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

7-4, 4.05 ERA, 136 K, 45 BB in 21 games (20 starts)

Has struggled mightily since promotion, posting 6.06 ERA in 8 games with Tampa.

6. JOSE CAMPOS, RHP, Charleston (A)

2-2, 3.58 ERA, 71 K, 16 BB in 24 games (19 starts)

Allowed one earned run or less in nine of last 10 games.

7. JOSE RAMIREZ, RHP, Scranton (AAA)

2-6, 3.67 ERA, 78 K, 36 BB in 17 games (16 starts)

On seven-day DL.

8. JAIRO HEREDIA, RHP, Tampa (A)

3-2, 2.89 ERA, 59 K, 13 BB in 11 starts

Has struck out 28 in 24.1 innings since promotion.

9. MASON WILLIAMS, OF, Trenton (AA)

.258 BA, .322 OBP, .345 SLG, 3 HR, 24 RBIs

1-for-9 following a promotion Double A on Aug. 15.

10. MARK MONTGOMERY, RHP, Scranton (AAA)

2-3, 3.38 ERA, 49 K, 25 BB in 25 games

Often discussed as a future closer, the 11 K/9 is impressive; the 5.6 BB/9 isn't.

THE TEAMS

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, International League (AAA): Record: 61-66, 5th place. Last week: 3-2

Trenton Thunder, Eastern League (AA): Record: 65-59, 2nd place. Last week: 3-2

Tampa Yankees, Florida State League (A): Record: 61-58, 6th place. Last week: 2-4

Charleston Riverdogs, South Atlantic League (A): Record: 67-55, 3rd place. Last week: 5-0

Staten Island Yankees, NY-Penn League (A): Record: 22-33, 4th place. Last week: 0-4

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Tags: minor leagues , Yankees

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