Hot Prospect Rankings - 5/13/06

A day late, but not a dollar short! The top spot remains the same this week, but the rest of the list has been shuffled. Some high rankers from last week are gone, and there's a guy at #2 who wasn't on the list last week! Injuries and rehabs shake up the list on the Hot Prospect Rankings!

Name (Previous Rank)
1 Nick Pereira (1) His 19 inning scoreless streak came to an end, but his 1.07 ERA still rules the roost in the Cal league and on the rankings.
2 Kevin Frandsen (NR) Frandsen returned to the minors after a major league stint that raised questions, but now his name is on fans' lips more than ever.
3 Eddy Martinez-Esteve (7) EME suffered a shoulder injury early in the week, and the impending MRI results have raised interest.
4 Pat Misch (2) Misch doesn't have a K per inning pitched, but no other part of his numbers look anything short of dominating.
5 Jonathan Sanchez (4) He continues to take on his move to the bullpen, though the question remains how permanent it is.
6 Fred Lewis (3) After a hot week, Lewis tapered off, but his stolen bases are coming back.
7 Garrett Broshuis (12) With Begg faltering, Broshuis has become a solid #2 in Connecticut, with a 1.83 ERA and improving.
8 Brian Horwitz (10) Some respect as Horwitz holds steady. He just hits.
9 Nate Schierholtz (8) Schierholtz continues to add extra base hits and walks, but his other numbers are holding steady.
10 Merkin Valdez (9) Unlike Sanchez, Valdez has never seemed comfortable in the bullpen, and he is now approaching a 5 ERA!
11 Dan Griffin (6) Griffin's troubles continue, but he still has excellent strikeout numbers.
12 Anthony Contreras (14) Contreras got a headline when he stole home on Friday, but he needs to match up his high average with walks or power. Or speed. He stole 2 bases to raise his total to 5 on the year.
13 Alexander Hinshaw (NR) San Jose's secret southpaw is starting to make a name for himself starting, with a 2-0 record and a 2.14 ERA
14 Sergio Romo (NR) Is he a starter? Is he a reliever? Fans just don't know, but he is pitching very well!
15 Ben Copeland (NR) Maybe this coincides with Copeland interviewing with this past week, but it probably has more to do with him raising his average over 60 points since the start of May.

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