Padres Prospect Power Rankings VI

We have a new number one in Prospect Power Rankings. The bottom four on the list are all new entrants with two coming from the bubble. See how the rankings came out this week.

Stats through Saturday

1) Nic Crosta – OF – Fort Wayne

A .404 average in May and hits in nine of his last ten games. Crosta has 15 RBI's in 16 May games and seven over his last five. Last Week: 3

2) Jack Cust – OF - Portland

Still holds a .468 OBP that leads the league and his 34 runs scored are second-best in the PCL. Has been on base in 25 straight games, the third best total in the league to date. Last Week: 1

3) Kyle Blanks – 1B/DH – Fort Wayne

Hits in 11 of his last 12 games plus 18 walks to 23 strikeouts from the power hitter. He ranks second in the league in hitting, among those that qualify, and third in doubles. Last Week: 2

4) Fabian Jimenez – SP – Fort Wayne

Jimenez picked up his fourth win in a row this week and has given up 12 hits in his last 23 innings of work. A 0.78 ERA in May with a .156 average against. Last Week: 6

5) John Madden - CL – Fort Wayne

He has not allowed a run at home and has a .120 average against at Memorial Stadium. Overall, just ten hits allowed in 56 at bats.Last Week: 8

6) George Kottaras – C - Mobile

Is 11-for-29 over his last eight games and is batting .318 off right-handed pitching. He has reached base in 13 of his last 14 games. Last Week: 5

7) Tim Brown – 1B – Lake Elsinore

Has reached base in 19 of his last 20 games, hitting .371 in May after a .213 mark in April. Is batting .308 with runners in scoring position. Last Week: OTB

8) Luis Cruz – 2B – Mobile

Thirteen RBI's in his last nine games and he is hitting .325 over the month of May. Five multi-hit games over his last nine with nine extra base hits. Last Week: OTB

9) Chase Headley – 3B – Lake Elsinore

A seven-game hitting streak propels him into the top ten. Four extra base hits over the last two games and a .339 mark for the month of May. Last Week: NR

10) John Hudgins – SP - Mobile

With just two starts under his belt to begin his career in the system, Hudgins has tossed 11 innings of no-hit ball – with the only four he has allowed coming in one frame.Last Week: NR

On the bubble (alphabetical):

Erick Burke (Portland) has six straight scoreless appearances to lower his ERA to 2.03.

Javis Diaz (LE) notched three straight three-hit games this week.

Neil Jamison (LE) gave up runs in two straight for the first time this year but remains effective.

Ben Johnson (Portland) may just need time to crack this list.

Michael Johnson (Mobile) see above.

Justin Leone (Portland) has 14 multi-hit games this season with six hits in his last four games.

Jared Wells (Mobile) returns from injury and returns to form.


Seth Johnston

Daryl Jones

Drew Macias

Brian Sikorski

This list is compiled on a weekly basis throughout the year. Hot weeks can wreak havoc on the list but weight is given to success over the long haul.

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