Hot Prospect Rankings - 7/07/06

As bad a year as several prospects have had, the Giants currently have first place teams in 4 of the 6 leagues they play in. But who is the top dog? The high performing pitcher who was promoted to Fresno? Last year's top pick tearing it up in Augusta? Or how about the top pick that hasn't played a game yet?

Name (Previous Rank)
1 Tim Lincecum (2) He hasn't even made an appearance yet...but then, not playing is better than the way it's gone for a lot of players. He has signed, though, and his debut is coming soon.
2 Nick Pereira (1) Pereira's struggles in Fresno are continuing. He's gone from 16 walks in 78.2 IP in San Jose to 11 walks in 21.2 IP in Fresno.
3 Todd Linden (4) Linden's overall numbers still aren't strong (.273/.379/.436) but he's getting hotter by the day and has a 13 game hitting streak going.
4 Pat Misch (3) Misch hasn't had the offense behind him to get a lot of wins (he's only 5-4) but his 2.28 ERA is now second best in the Eastern League.
5 Brian Anderson (7) Anderson is simply still one of the best closers out there, now with a 1.08 ERA and 24 saves, with 49 K's and 13 walks in 41.2 IP.
6 Adam Cowart (NR) 35th rounder with a funky throwing motion? What do you mean you never heard of him? The Kansas State star only is 3-0 with a 0 ERA and only 4 hits and a walk allowed in 14 innings in the Northwest League.
7 Ben Copeland (13) So much for cooling off. Copeland is at .300 in his BA for the first time all year, and has become a catalyst at the top of the order with 20 doubles and 9 home runs.
8 Michael Mooney (6) Mooney's cooled off on the home runs, but he's still batting .288 with 24 steals in 25 attempts.
9 Sharlon Schoop (NR) Schoop had a rep before this year of not having a good bat, but now repeating in the AZL, he has a cycle under his belt and is hitting .474/.571/.711 through 11 games.
10 Osiris Matos (12) Matos quietly continutes to regulate in relief in the Augusta bullpen, with a 2.36 ERA and 7 saves, the 2nd most on the team.
11 Travis Ishikawa (8) Travis just has problems in Double-A, where he's batting .238 with 59 K's in just 202 at bats, but he leads the team with 8 home runs.
12 Ryan Rohlinger (11) Rohlinger's cooled off since his hot start, but is batting .293 with 7 doubles, 1 off the league's lead.
13 William Thompson (NR) A severe leg injury derailed him several times since last August, but he is one of the team leaders at S-K, with a .382 batting average and 12 walks vs. 8 K's in 68 at bats.
14 Fred Lewis (5) He still has an amazing OBP (.373) vs. his .259 batting average, but he is not actually hitting very well right now.
15 Anthony Contreras (14) Contreras is quiet in the Augusta lineup, with less power and speed than his teammates, but now that Copeland is heating up, he could be a big part of a lot of offense between Copeland and Mooney.

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