Heading into 2014, the consensus best two prospects in the Yankees system were C Gary Sanchez and CF Mason Williams, with Sanchez considered numero uno. That was basically the case heading into 2013 as well.

Both players are applying their trade this year at Double-A Trenton. While we’re only one month into the season and things could certainly change, the two players are off to dramatically different starts.

At age 21, Gary Sanchez is the 6th-youngest player in the Eastern League. After a decent but not overwhelming season at High-A in 2013 (.254/.313/.420, 108 wRC+) he’s off to a great start in Double-A: .286/.375/.429 (131 wRC+).

Here’s a clip of him of hitting a grand slam back on 4/6:

At 22, Mason Williams is also relatively young for his level. However, the shine has come off his star, beginning with last season’s sub-par campaign. In 461 PA at High-A, he hit .261/.327/.350 (95 wRC+), which caused him to drop on (and sometimes dropped off completely) several Top 100 lists.

To date at Double-A, he hasn’t been able to turn his fortunes around, hitting .221/.282/.316 (70 wRC+). His struggles culminated in 1-for-8 performance in Trenton’s extra inning loss on Saturday.

Williams was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 draft, and we hope he can find the hitting stroke that impressed many minor league pundits earlier in his pro career.