Power Rankings II

Each week, MadFriars.com will rank the top 30 performers in the San Diego Padres system, shedding light on their numbers while also detailing how they did in previous weeks. Check out our second installment of the Power Rankings for the 2005 season more weight will be given to current streaks and recent performances.

NoteStats current through Saturday May 21, 2005.  This list is not about who are the better players or prospects, but rather who is doing the best and making the most of their opportunities.  Players with Major League service time that are not considered prospects are not eligible for the Prospect Power Rankings.


Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Juan Ciriaco LE The shortstop continued his hot hitting ways, going 11-31 on the week.  His .354 batting average is good enough for sixth in the Cal League and he scored seven runs this week, scoring at least one is six of this week's seven games. 1
2 Michael  Ekstrom FW Just keeps getting better.  Threw a complete game, four hit shutout this week to drop his ERA to 1.41, tied for ninth in all of minor league baseball. 5
3 Steve Baker LE Carried a nine game hitting streak into Sunday, has hit in 17 of his last 19.  Has nine multi hit games during that period.  Hitting .361, good enough for third in the Cal League, which makes up for just two walks on the season. 9
4 Luke Steidlmayer FW Still working up his arm strength and endurance after moving into the starting rotation, but threw 5.1 innings of hitless, scoreless ball in only his second start on Friday. 4
5 Paul Abraham LE Finally allowed an earned run, off a two run homer Friday.  Still holds a 0.72 ERA and has 22 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.  Workhorse, tied for league lead in appearances. 2
6 Clayton Hamilton FW Has gone at least five innings in every start this season, riding a six game winning streak, hasn't given up more than two earned runs in his last six starts. 6
7 Michael Johnson LE Was 5-12 last week with three runs scored before a hand injury sent him to the DL, awaiting an injury report but the indication is he could be out awhile.  Still third in the Cal League in slugging percentage.  3
8 Paul McAnulty Mob In his first 33 games had five doubles, one homer and 15 RBI.  In his last six games has two doubles, two homers and five RBI, also hitting at a .347 clip in that span, biggest jump up the list this week. 19
9 Bobby Scales Por Just 1-5 this week after battling soreness, still hitting .319 and will get playing time this week because of double headers. 7
10 Mike Thompson Mob This week:  16.1 innings pitched, nine hits, two earned runs, one walk, 11 strikeouts, two wins no losses, including a complete game shutout.  ERA dips to 1.67. 12
11 Ryan Trytten LE As many walks as strikeouts (6) since being promoted to Lake Elsinore, two earned runs in six innings pitched, not being used in high pressure situations…yet. 11
12 Chris Kolkhorst FW Just six for his last 32, more troubling has struck out seven times during that streak, more K's than walks for the first time this season. 8
13 George Kottaras LE Just two extra base hits in his last 14 games, left Saturday's game with a back injury and is listed as day to day.  His batting average is under .300 for the first time since the third game of the season.  10
14 Drew Macias LE Averaged dipped, production didn't.  Still second in the Cal League in runs, patience at the plate getting better, drew five walks this week as teams figure out they don't want to pitch to him. 14
15 Fernando Valenzuela LE Has 19 multi-hit games this season, including four in the last week.  Ninth in the Cal League in batting average.  Just three homers and 14 extra base hits in 41 games.  17
16 Tom Vincent FW Struggles in May continue, hitting just .193 in the month with more strikeouts (15) than hits (12). 13
17 Ricky Steik FW     In his last twelve appearances: zero runs, 13 strikeouts, three walks. 24
18 Matt Varner FW Blew his second save this season, but throw out his first outing of the season and he sports a 2.30 ERA.  Leads Midwest League with 12 saves, righties hitting just .147 off him. 16
19 Wilmer Villatoro LE Righties hit .196 against him, lefties just .207, 10 walks in 22 innings pitched too high.  Tied with Abraham for league lead in appearances. 21
20 Kennard Jones Mob Has hits in eight of his last nine games, continues to show patience, 25 walks against 29 Ks. 22
21 Colt Morton FW Coming back down to earth, playing time, average, dip this week, has hit just two homers in the last 30 games. 15
22 Brett Dowdy FW Went 6-19 this week, an on base percentage over .500, six runs scored in his last six games. 23
23 Jack Cassel Mob Since the beginning of May he's made nine appearances, pitched 9.2 innings, given up zero runs.  Hasn't allowed a hit to a lead off man this season. 25
24 Clay Hensley Por Record is 0-1 but hasn't given up more than three earned runs this season and threw seven innings of two hit, shutout ball Friday.  A 2.16 ERA as a starter. 27
25 Sean Thompson Mob     No wins, two losses in two starts since getting the promotion to Double-A.  Nine earned runs in eight innings in Double-A.  18
26 Brett Bonvechio Mob Is 10th in all of the Minors in walks, fourth in the Cal League in On Base Percentage, and is 10 for his last 23 with a double and a homer. 29
27 Greg Sain Mob Nine game hitting streak raises his average 32 points, but hitting a woeful .105 with runners in scoring position and two outs. NR
28 Sean Kazmar FW Six game hitting streak including three doubles, loves hitting on the road, where he's 84 points better than on the road. 26
29 Craig Breslow LE Five earned in his last 7.2 innings, lefties hitting .450 off him, 19 Ks in 21.1 innings pitched.  20
30 Marty McLeary  Por Has given up two runs or less in three of his last four starts, including a complete game, five hit shutout last Tuesday. NR



On the Cusp


Jon Knott:  Has hit in 10 of his last 12 with six doubles, four homers, eight runs scored and eight RBI.

Tagg Bozied:  Since coming off the DL last Monday has hit .350 with nine RBI including a three homer day his first game back.


Falling off


Fabian Jimenez:  Lost his last four starts.  During that streak he's pitched 16.2 innings and given up 18 earned runs.  Opponents hitting .324 off him with runners in scoring position.

Brad Baker:  Three walks, four earned runs in his first loss of the season Friday.

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