TigsTown Power Rankings (6/3)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. This week's rankings have a new No. 1 again, and a few players dropped far.

An interesting week saw some players plummet in the latest TigsTown Power Rankings.

Michael Torrealba doubled his runs against with one outing, while Jordan Lennerton's average dropped almost 20 points. But the top two continued to crush opposing pitching and, again, they've switched positions in the rankings.

A reminder: These rankings come in a vacuum. A player's upside or position in the farm system has no effect. We already do a list of top prospects. This list is for which minor leaguers are performing the best, period. Only players currently in the minors are eligible.

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Here are the new TigsTown Power Rankings:

1. Brad Eldred (DH, Toledo)

Season stats: .313 AVG, 21 HR, 60 RBI, .738 SLG, 1.122 OPS

One week after falling out of the top spot, Eldred found his swing again, going 12-for 27 with three home runs and seven RBIs in the past week. He edges out Nick Castellanos after a big week and finding his power again.

2. Nick Castellanos (3B, Lakeland)

Season stats: .403 AVG, 3 HR, 32 RBI, .555 SLG, 1.015 OPS

Castellanos hit a measly .320 last week (8-for-25), which actually lowered his season average more than 10 points. He had a big week, just not as big as Eldred.

3. Bruce Rondon (RP, Lakeland)

Season stats: 1-0, 1.96 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 11 saves

Rondon continued his tear, allowing just one hit over two scoreless appearances last week. He has not allowed a run in his last 12 outings and has given up just five hits and one walk over his last 10. Those walk numbers, or lack thereof, are big for his development.

4. Dean Green (1B, West Michigan)

Season stats: .304 AVG, 9 HR, 34 RBI, .507 SLG, .888 OPS

Green's rise mostly has to do with the players previously ahead of him struggling. However, Green did have a good week, going 10-for-27 with four walks, a home run and five RBIs.

5. Tyler Clark (RP, Lakeland)

Season stats: 3-0, 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP

Clark pitched twice in the last week. On May 30, he allowed a hit and two walks, but did not allow a run and ended up with a win. On June 3, he allowed a solo home run.

6. Michael Torrealba (RP, West Michigan)

Season stats: 3-1, 1.91 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 4 saves

The only reason Clark stayed so high was because of how poorly Torrealba pitched. On June 1, Torrealba gave up five runs on four hits and a walk, although just one of those runs was earned. Torrealba had allowed five runs on the season entering the game.

7. Rob Brantly (C, Erie)

Season stats: .311 AVG, 3 HR, 23 RBI, .463 SLG, .819 OPS

Brantly had a solid week, going 8-for-22 with two doubles and a triple and bumping his average up eight points.

8. Jordan Lennerton (1B, Erie)

Season stats: .280 AVG, 10 HR, 33 RBI, .497 SLG, .863 OPS

Lennerton certainly had a week to forget, going just 4-for-25. As a result, his average dropped 18 points.

9. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)

Season stats: .318 AVG, 2 HR, 30 RBI, .452 SLG, .862 OPS

In the midst of a seven-game hitting streak, Suarez went 18-for-28 over the last week, along with five stolen bases. On June 1, he went 4-for-5 with three doubles.

10. Justin Henry (OF, Toledo)

Season stats: .314 AVG, 0 HR, 12 RBI, .365 SLG, .773 OPS

Henry struggled last week, going 6-for-26. His average has dropped 31 points over the last two weeks, and he obviously is trending in the wrong direction.

Dropped out: Niuman Romero

Just missed: Curt Casali, Jade Todd, Thad Weber


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