Padres Prospect Power Rankings III

Nearly a month into the season, trends are taking place – and the MadFriars.com Prospect Power Rankings dot the clubhouse locker rooms. Six players drop this week, welcoming a new crew. Who made it this week?

1) Jack Cust – OF - Portland

There simply is no one hotter, anywhere. Cust came from the ashes to post sick stats, including reaching base 20 times in 23 plate appearances. Last Week: NR

2) Seth Johnston – 2B – Fort Wayne

Johnston stands pat with a .344 average. Although he is second on the team in on base percentage, Johnston has continued the hot hand with the stick. Last Week: 2

3) Justin Leone – 3B - Portland

He has slowed down but there is no diminishing his accomplishments, including winning PCL Hitter of the Month. Last Week: 1

4) Paul McAnulty – 1B – Portland

An on base streak of 17 straight games has the pure hitter swatting .319. He has also added nine RBI's over his last six games.Last Week: OTB

5) John Madden - RP – Fort Wayne

A walk in his first outing was his last and the right-hander has yet to allow an earned run over 9.2 frames. Add in 11 strikeouts and a .132 average against – you get the picture. Last Week: OTB

6) Daryl Jones – 1B/DH – Fort Wayne

Leads the team in on base percentage. He has walked in five straight games, flashing patience that was missing from his first two weeks – not that it mattered while he was raking. Last Week: 5

7) Will Venable – OF – Fort Wayne

For a guy who is supposed to be raw, how do you explain ten walks to ten strikeouts and a .355 average. Plus he is a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases. Last Week: 6

8) Jonathan Ellis – RP – Fort Wayne

He gave up his first runs of the year but still sports a 1.62 ERA and has given up just three hits in 18 at bats with runners in scoring position. Last Week: OTB

9) George Kottaras – C - Mobile

Over a five-game span, the catcher went 8-for-19 with all of his hits going for extra bases. He has been on base in nine straight games.Last Week: NR

10) Roger Deago – SP - Mobile

One earned run over his last two starts after transitioning from the pen. Over an 11 inning span he has given up just six hits. Last Week: NR

On the bubble (alphabetical):

Jon Adkins still hasn't allowed a run in Portland.

Kyle Blanks has 11 hits over his last six games.

Richie Daigle has given up one run over 8.2 innings with the Storm.

Evan Meek is on the bubble again – now if he could limit his walks he would be a shoe-in.

Dropped:

Bobby Hill
Jose Oyervidez
Cesar Ramos
Kyle Stutes
Brandon Higelin
Colt Morton

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. Stats through Sunday.


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