Padres Short-Season Power Rankings I

The debut of Padres' short-season Power Rankings shows many of the 2006 MLB Draft selections dominating the board. No player made waves like David Freese who debuts at number one and will no longer be eligible for this list after moving to Fort Wayne. Dominican Summer League players are eligible for the list and present and accounted for.

Stats through Saturday

1. David Freese – 3B – Fort Wayne

Freese crushed Northwest League pitching, hitting .379 with 13 extra base hits and 26 RBI's in 18 games. He led the league in nearly every major offensive category before his promotion. Last Week: NR

2) Jodam Rivera – 2B – AZL Padres

Tore up the AZL with a .409 average and his 16 runs scored in 11 games were nearly double what the next closest Padre had.Last Week: NR

3) Luis Durango – OF – AZL Padres

Eight games in and he has a .513 on base percentage with six steals in seven attempts. Last Week: NR

4) Justin Mattison – RP - Eugene

Is 4-for-4 in save opportunities and has given up just three hits and one unearned run in nine innings. Last Week: NR

5) Cesar Flores – CL – DSL Padres

In seven games he has five saves and two wins. He has struck out 12 in 8.1 innings and has allowed just three hits. Last Week: NR

6) Aneidy Toribio – SP – DSL Padres

Nine hits allowed in 19.2 innings and a WHIP of 0.81. He has given up one run or less in three of four starts.Last Week: NR

7) Craig Cooper – 1B – Eugene

Is hitting .481 with runners in scoring position, going 13-for-27. He has been on base in 16 straight games to open the year. Last Week: NR

8) Nate Culp – SP – Eugene

Six straight without a run allowed and just six appearances all year where a run has crossed the plate. Righties are hitting .097 off him with seven hits in 72 at bats.Last Week: NR

9) Felix Carrasco – OF – Fort Wayne

Hits in ten straight games to open the year with an RBI in eight of those ten games. Last Week: NR

10) Yoeli Florentino - OF – DSL Padres

Has seven extra base hits while no one else on his team has more than two. Also has 11 runs scored while the next closes man on the team has six. Last Week: NR

On the bubble (alphabetical):

Aaron Breit (Eugene) has given up one unearned run over his last 11 innings.

Mike Epping (Eugene) has scored 16 runs and has a .393 on base percentage.

Jeremy Hunt (Eugene) has six multi-hit games in ten games.

Cedric Hunter (AZL) has been on base in 12 straight games to open the year.

Edgar Garzon (DSL) has a .394 on base percentage to lead his team in the DSL.

R.J. Rodriguez (Eugene) has an ERA of 0.00 but has given up runs in four of his six outings, all unearned.

Jesus Soto (DSL) sports a 1.02 ERA over 17.2 innings.

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