How are Yankees’ top 10 prospects performing so far?

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Jun 29, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Dustin Fowler (34) lays on the ground after colliding with the wall in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports /

8. Dustin Fowler

Stats: .293/.329/.542, 297 AB, 13 HR, 43 RBI, 15 BB, 63 K, 70 games at Triple-A

Outlook: A solid season for a promising prospect ended in heartbreak Thursday night. Fowler ruptured the patellar tendon in his knee after colliding with an electrical box on the short right field wall at Guaranteed Rate Field. Post-op, Fowler told the Post the surgery went successfully and, best-case scenario, he could return by spring training.

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9. Miguel Andújar

Stats: .314/.348/.496, 280 AB, 8 HR, 54 RBI, 15 BB, 42 K, 75 games between Double-A and Triple-A; 3-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI in MLB debut

Outlook: It’s a tough break when you set a Yankee record with three hits and four RBIs in your debut, then get optioned to Triple-A the next day. The organization loves Andújar’s bat but prefers he polish his defense with everyday reps at third base. If that progress happens, Andújar could return and rival Headley for playing time.

10. Albert Abreu

Stats: 1-3, 3.82 ERA, 9.8 K/9, 8.1 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 0.5 HR/9, 37 2/3 IP, nine games (8 starts) between Low-A and High-A

Outlook: Abreu is one of two pitching prospects the Yankees received when they sent Brian McCann to Houston over the winter. The hard-throwing righty showed promise last season in 24 appearances (16 starts) and has continued his success with the Yanks’ Class-A affiliates. Here’s what has to say about him:

"“Abreu has the potential to become a frontline starter, but he also gave a glimpse of his upside as a reliever by recording a 0.65 ERA and a .481 opponents’ OPS in eight bullpen appearances last year. New York plans on keeping him in the rotation, and his quick arm and sound delivery fit in that role. To stay there, he’ll need to improve his control and command while refining his secondary offerings.”"

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