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Rank |
Name |
Team |
Comments |
Last Rank |

1 | Alonzo Harris | KNG | Harris' seven home runs this month leads the farm, the entire organization this season and the Appalachian League to date. Strikeout rate is high but he is making consistent contact. | NA |

2 | Jonathon Niese | BUF | Left-hander pitching his way back into big league consideration with dazzling month of July—2-0, 0.41 ERA, 17 strikeouts in last three starts. Has not lost since June 7. | NA |

3 | Joshua Petersen | BNG | Batting average has improved every month this season and .436 mark for July [17-for-39] leads the Eastern League. Four 3-hit games in last ten days. .326 average second on club to Josh Thole. Promoted to Buffalo on Tuesday. | NA |

4 | Stefan Welch | SLU | Has been on fire since promotion to St. Lucie. 14 RBI, 11 runs in 13 games with club with .459 on-base percentage. Hitting .396 with two home runs in July. | NA |

5 | Lucas Duda | BNG | .348 average with two home runs and 11 RBI this month. Riding an Eastern League-best 18-game hit streak. Fourth in the Eastern League in walks [51]. | NA |

6 | Tyler Vaughn | BRK | 2007 22nd round pick missed 2008 to injury but hitting .367 with two home runs in first nine games this season between Kingsport and now Brooklyn. | NA |

7 | Brad Holt | BNG | Holt earned Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors after allowing 2 ER in 13 2/3 IP. Struck out 10 in five innings in first start since last Rankings. | NA |

8 | Jeurys Familia | SAV | Dominant in last two starts [13 IP, ER, 4 H, 15 K, 4 BB] after giving up 6 ER in 4 2/3 IP. His WHIP [1.11] is 4th in Sally League and is 8th in strikeouts [91]. Has allowed five hits or less in five of last ten appearances. | NA |

9 | Ike Davis | BNG | Recent power surge has given him organizational lead in home runs [12]. OBP [.386] exceeds mark from St. Lucie and hitting .302 over his previous ten games. | NA |

10 | Francisco Pena | SLU | In middle of best power surge in his career. Five home runs in last 14 games with .600 slugging percentage. Home run total [7] exceeds 2008 total [6]. | NA |

11 | Eric Beaulac | SAV | 3 ER in 18 2/3 IP since last rankings with 23 strikeouts and 13 hits allowed. 97 K ranks 6th in the Sally League. 9 ER allowed in last 47 1/3 IP. | 5 |

12 | Chris Schwinden | SAV | Up and down season for right-hander but three earned runs over last 15 IP with zero walks has locked down back of Savannah rotation. Only seven walks in previous 58 IP. | NA |

13 | Wilmer Flores | SAV | Shortstop heating up with the summer months. Hitting .310 in last 43 games with increasing on-base percentage. Notched first 4-hit game on Sunday night. 92 hits tied for 9th in Sally League. | NA |

14 | Sam Honeck | BRK | Hitting his way on base consistently with .344 average in July and five RBI. 31 hits tied for 8th in the New York-Penn League. | NA |

15 |
Jhonathan Torres |
KNG | Flat out dominant in 22 IP in GCL [4-0, 0.82, .085 OBA] but was tagged for 9 unearned runs over four innings in only start with K-Mets. 26 K in 26 IP so far this season. | 10 |

16 | James Fuller | BRK | Stable cog in Cyclones rotation. 16 K in last 12 IP with 4 BB in 31 IP this season. Strikeout total [34] ranks 6th in NYPL. 1.45 ERA ranks 7th. | 1 |

17 | Jefry Marte | SAV | Seems to be figuring out Sally League pitching with .350 average in last 10 games and .297 average in July. Season-high .350 OBP in July. | NA |

18 | Robert Carson | SAV | Tossed 3-hit complete game shutout with 8 strikeouts on July 11 but followed that with 1 2/3 IP and 6 ER allowed but gave up just second home run this season. 0.85 road ERA. | 12 |

19 | Kyle Allen | SAV | 2 earned runs and 7 hits allowed in last 12 2/3 IP with wins in both starts, but that followed a five-inning outing with four earned runs. Opponents hitting .205 off him this month. | NA |

20 | Dylan Owen | BNG | Threw seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts on July 9 but followed that with 8 ER in 5 IP in last start for first loss since return from St. Lucie. | 2 |