Padres Prospect Power Rankings 2006: Week I

The weekly MadFriars.com power rankings are here. Last year, clubhouses rocked with the news, as prospects in the Padres' system used it as fuel and competition – sparking teammates to have even greater years. "Are you on the list this week?" Find out now.

1) Justin Leone – 3B - Portland

The Pacific Coast League leader in home runs, slugging percentage, batting average, and on base percentage has had as good a two-week span to open the season as anyone in history.

2) Daryl Jones – 1B/DH – Fort Wayne

He is on the Midwest League leaderboard in nearly every major offensive category and is out to prove 2005 was a fluke. So far, so good.

3) Jose Oyervidez – SP - Mobile

The right-hander has yet to allow an earned run this year but has a 1-1 record to show for it. Oh, and he is averaging three hits per start.

4) Jared Wells – SP - Mobile

Wells has two of the five Mobile wins this year and has limited the opposition to a .162 average against. Pitcher of the Year defense is on.

5) Colt Morton – C – Lake Elsinore

The catcher has tore up the California League since his arrival last year and has even turned it up a notch with a .475 on base percentage.

6) Neil Jamison – CL – Fort Wayne

Has three saves in three chances and has struck out nine through his first four outings, including the side twice. Just one hit allowed.

7) Bobby Hill – 2B - Portland

Rests atop the PCL leaderboard in doubles with six – more extra base hits then singles. He has reached base in ten straight to open the year.

8) Brandon Higelin – RP – Fort Wayne

The lefty has limited the opposition to .063 average against with one hit allowed in five frames. "Nuff said.

9) Peter Ciofrone – LF – Lake Elsinore

He may be learning a new position, but his hitting hasn't suffered. It is just getting better – 5-for-14 with RISP helps.

10)Kyle Blanks – 1B/DH – Fort Wayne

Seven of his eight hits have gone for extra bases and he has whiffed just twice in seven games.

On the bubble:

Dale Thayer (Mobile closer) has danced with some fire but has yet to allow an earned run in six appearances.

Evan Meek (LE Starter) has struck out 13 through two starts.

Jon Adkins (Portland closer) has given up three hits in five innings for Portland.

Josh Howard (LE OF) may be a rotational outfielder for now but he continues to reach base.

This list is compiled on a weekly basis through the year and while special weight is given to the week that passed it also represents how good the whole year has been.


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