Padres Prospect Power Rankings VII

The top spot is secure as Nic Crosta defends his title in MadFriars.com Prospect Power Rankings. One new to the system player has made a huge jump this week and some who have been on the list before return.

1) Nic Crosta – OF – Fort Wayne

Crosta leads the Midwest League in hitting by 43 points and has a 56 point lead over his next closest competitor in on base percentage - .500 for the season. His .667 slugging percentage also leads the league. Last Week: 1

2) John Hudgins – SP - Mobile

Since becoming a BayBear, Hudgins has gone 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA over four starts. The opposition is hitting .115 off him with nine hits in 23.2 innings. Last Week: 10

3) John Madden - CL – Fort Wayne

An ERA under 1.00 over 18 appearances and a .189 average against. No extra base hits allowed. Last Week: 5

4) George Kottaras – C - Mobile

He has been on base in 15 straight games with 20 hits and 11 walks. He is hitting .319 off right-handed pitching.Last Week: 6

5) Chase Headley – 3B – Lake Elsinore

Three homers in the last two games, and 36 hits over his last 114 at bats. He has hit eight homers over his last 31 games with 24 RBI's. Last Week: 9

6) Jared Wells – SP - Mobile

Even his worst start of the year can't slow down the year Wells has had. He has a 2.36 ERA and has kept the opposition to two runs or less in eight of his starts. Last Week: 8

7) William Venable – OF – Fort Wayne

Over the last 15 games, he has eight multi-hit games. He is hitting .337 at home and .341 off right-handed pitching.Last Week: OTB

8) Tim Brown – 1B – Lake Elsinore

Since the start of May, he is hitting .340 with 20 walks. He is also hitting .306 with runners in scoring position for the year. Last Week: 7

9) Kyle Blanks – 1B/DH – Fort Wayne

His average has dipped over the last two weeks and he has three hits in his last 21 at bats with one walk and seven strikeouts. Last Week: 3

10) Jack Cust – OF - Portland

Forty runs scored and 52 walks over 52 games. He also has 11 homers. Over the last ten games he has just three runs scored and two came via the long ball. Last Week: 2

On the bubble (alphabetical):

Steve Delabar (FW) has given up two runs or less in his last five starts.

Brandon Higelin (FW) has a 1.23 ERA over 29.1 innings.

Neil Jamison (LE) has given up four runs in 20.2 innings and has a .158 average against.

Cla Meredith (Portland) has given up three runs in 16.2 innings.

Kyle Stutes (LE) has walked one man in 29 innings.

Dropped:

Luis Cruz

Fabian Jimenez

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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