Prospect Heat Rankings | April 13, 2007

As another week has gone by, some interesting things have happened in the minors. Some surprising guys have risen, and some have had surprisingly bad starts. But one pitcher seemed to live up to expectations, so he's number one.

Name (Previous Rank)
1 Tim Lincecum (1) Two starts. Twelve innings. No runs. Six hits. Five Walks. Seventeen strikeouts. What'd you expect?
2 Nate Schierholtz (2) He had a double and a home run in each of his first three games, though he's fallen off since.
3 Brian Wilson (4) Wilson went back to Fresno with a vengence. Walks are still an issue, but he's been dominating otherwise.
4 Dan Ortmeier (NR) Ortmeier needed a resurgence. He's done so, batting well and making speed a part of his game again.
5 Adam Cowart (NR) Yup, he can do alright at a higher level. At least this one, so far.
6 Pat Misch (NR) Misch's move to the bullpen may mean he's going to find a new job in San Francisco soon.
7 Ben Copeland (NR) San Jose has not had much consistent offense, except from Copeland.
8 Brian Bocock (NR) Batting .412 and has nine stolen bases in eight games. Whoa, wait, what? A combined McBrydee, Sanders, Dyche and Schoop have two.
9 Billy Sadler (7) Sadler had a couple of issues to start the season, but he's looked better recently.
10 Ben Snyder (NR) Quietly, he has a 0.90 ERA in two starts, with 13 K's in ten innings. The downside's been 11 hits and two walks.

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