Only one new face in the rankings this week, although some players made sizable jumps and falls from last week's rankings. Bruce Rondon remains at No. 2, but will be out of commission for most of this week thanks to a five-game suspension.
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): .304 AVG, 6 HR, 22 RBI, .438 SLG, .758 OPS
Castellanos went 7-for-20 with three RBIs and his first stolen base for Erie last week, remaining in the top spot
2. Bruce Rondon (RP, Toledo)
Season stats (Lakeland): 1-0, 1.93 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 15 saves
Season stats (Erie): 0-1, 0.83 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 12 saves
Season stats (Toledo): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP 1 save
Rondon earned a call-up to Toledo and allowed one walk over three appearances. He will be out for a bit after earning a five-game suspension with one pitch on Saturday.
3. Niuman Romero (2B, Erie)
Season stats: .317 AVG, 7 HR, 61 RBI, 17 SB, .440 SLG, .821 OPS
Romero went 10-for-19 with a home run and three stolen bases over the past week.
4. Avisail Garcia (OF, Erie)
Season stats (Lakeland): .289 AVG, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 14 SB, .447 SLG, .771 OPS
Season stats (Erie): .315 AVG, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 8 SB, .490 SLG, .845 OPS
Garcia went 7-for-19 with two home runs, six RBIs and a stolen base last week and jumps up three spots in the rankings.
5. Marcus Lemon (2B, Lakeland)
Season stats: .329 AVG, 2 HR, 24 RBI, .458 SLG, .835 OPS
Lemon continues his tear and rise up the list after going 6-for-12 over three games last week.
6. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)
Season stats: .293 AVG, 6 HR, 57 RBI, 17 SB, .426 SLG, .813 OPS
Suarez struggled in the last week, going 4-for-29 with nine strikeouts and dropping two spots in the rankings.
7. Tyler Clark (RP, Lakeland)
Season stats (Lakeland): 6-1, 0.63 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 9 saves
Season stats (Erie): 0-0, infinity ERA, infinity WHIP, 0 saves
Now, those infinities look pretty bad, but Clark walked the two batters he faced in his Erie debut and only appearance of the week, so he only drops two spots.
8. Tyler Collins (OF, Lakeland)
Season stats: .295 AVG, 6 HR, 60 RBI, 17 SB, .436 SLG, .807 OPS
Collins went 5-for-23 with a solo home run in the last week.
9. Dean Green (1B, Lakeland)
Season stats (West Michigan): .306 AVG, 9 HR, 38 RBI, .502 SLG, .883 OPS
Season stats (Lakeland): .304 AVG, 1 HR, 21 RBI, .430 SLG, .798 OPS
Green returns to the list after going 9-for-22 with 10 RBIs in the past week.
10. Adam Wilk (SP, Toledo)
Season stats: 5-11, 3.01 ERA, 1.02 WHIP
Wilk allowed four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings in his only start of the week and picked up the win. He had five strikeouts and no walks.
Dropped out: Jose Zambrano