Quite a few shakeups in this week's power rankings. Some players continue to struggle and drop down or drop out, while some consistency throughout the season is rewarded. The top two remain the same, but the rest include quite a few changes.
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.
Here are the new TigsTown Power Rankings:
1. Nick Castellanos (3B, Erie)
Season stats (Lakeland): .405 AVG, 3 HR, 32 RBI, .553 SLG, 1.014 OPS
Season stats (Erie): .295 AVG, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .455 SLG, .764 OPS
Castellanos didn't have a great week, going 4-for-18 with a double and six strikeouts. But his work this season is enough to keep him in the top spot
2. Bruce Rondon (RP, Erie)
Season stats (Lakeland): 1-0, 1.93 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 15 saves
Season stats (Erie): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 9 saves
Rondon allowed a hit in each of his three appearances over the week, along with two walks, but still kept that shutout streak going.
3. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)
Season stats: .308 AVG, 4 HR, 42 RBI, 13 SB, 450 SLG, .856 OPS
Suarez went 7-for-22 with a home run, a double and five RBIs for the week.
4. Niuman Romero (2B, Erie)
Season stats: .311 AVG, 6 HR, 50 RBI, 11 SB, .441 SLG, .814 OPS
Romero struggled, going 4-for-23. He only struck out once, but didn't draw any walks.
5. Tyler Clark (RP, Lakeland)
Season stats: 4-1, 0.90 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 7 saves
Clark pitched twice over the week, recording two saves over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and walked one.
6. Curtis Casali (C, Lakeland)
Season stats (West Michigan): .288 AVG, 8 HR, 25 RBI, .500 SLG, .902 OPS
Season stats (Lakeland): .300 AVG, 1 HR, 11 RBI, .467 SLG, .849 OPS
Casali was solid in a shortened week, going 5-for-12 with five RBIs.
7. Jose Zambrano (SS, VSL Tigers)
Season stats: .337 AVG, 1 HR, 26 RBI, .423 SLG, .814 OPS
Zambrano makes his debut on the list. He's been tearing it up all season, but last week, he went 10-for-25 with three doubles and four RBIs.
8. Tyler Collins (OF, Lakeland)
Season stats: .291 AVG, 4 HR, 44 RBI, 11 SB, .430 SLG, .794 OPS
Collins went 5-for-19 with a double and two walks over the past week.
9. Jade Todd (RP, West Michigan)
Season stats: 4-2, 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 1 save
Todd actually moves up a spot despite a so-so week, mostly because of the struggles of others. He allowed one earned run over 3 1/3 innings in two appearances, giving up one hit — a solo home run.
10. Jordan Lennerton (1B, Erie)
Season stats: .271 AVG, 17 HR, 61 RBI, .477 SLG, .841 OPS
Lennerton takes a tumble after another poor week, going 3-for-23 with four strikeouts.