TigsTown Power Rankings: Edition I

Welcome to the first addition of the TigsTown Power Rankings, where we evaluate which players are playing some of the best baseball in the organization. Who checks in at #1 in the first week? Find out inside.

Note: The rankings are reflective of the how player has been playing as of late, and are not meant to replace the TigsTown Top 50 rankings. This list includes all players in the minor leagues, but not all are technically prospects. We'll include any standout performances as they warrant inclusion, but it's unlikely someone like Chad Durbin will find himself on the list. \
Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Kevin Whelan LAK 11 batters faced, 8 strikeouts. No hits, no walks. Perfect 4 for 4 on save ops. N/A
2 Wil Ledezma TOL First to 2 wins in the organization, 1.62 ERA with 17K's, only 4 BB's. N/A
3 Jack Hannahan TOL .375 avg with 10 RBI – OPS over 1.000, could offense finally be coming around? N/A
4 Nate Bumstead ERI 2.30 ERA, leads minors with 18 K's, new ace in Erie N/A
5 Orlando Perdomo WMI almost as impressive as Whelan – 4 saves, 7 K's, 1 ER N/A
6 Jair Jurrjens LAK 2.70 ERA, 11 K's and 0.90 WHIP starts him off on right foot N/A
7 Kurt Airoso ERI Power too much to exclude – 7 XBH including 4 HR's N/A
8 Colby Lewis TOL No decisions yet, but a 0.90 ERA show not just that he's healthy, but can pitch effectively N/A
9 Mike Hollimon WMI .375 avg with a homer and OPS over 1.000 – not bad for a shortstop N/A
10 Ramon Garcia WMI 13 K's with no walks and a 2.45 ERA – great start for the 21 yr old N/A
11 Cameron Maybin WMI .324 avg with 5 extra base hits and 8 RBI – great start for the '05 first rounder N/A
12 Brian Rogers ERI 0.50 WHIP with 11 K's and no ERA mean the middle reliever makes the list N/A
13 Humberto Sanchez ERI No wins yet, but a 1.80 ERA and 12 K's makes for a solid start from the big man N/A
14 Jeff Larish LAK Just 2 HR's and .242 avg, but 8 BB's already pushes his OPS up to .835 N/A
15 Cristhian Martinez LAK 1 win, not a single ER yet – just 11 months removed from TJ surgery N/A
16 Nick McIntyre LAK Still not getting everday AB's, but OPS of 1.222 demands inclusion in the Top 20 N/A
17 Sendy Vasquez WMI No ER's yet, but only 4 K's and 3 BB's keeps him further down for the first power ranking N/A
18 Will Rhymes WMI .381 OBP and a pair of SB's – just what you want from a leadoff hitter N/A
19 Josh Rainwater LAK 1.64 ERA and 1.09 WHIP – but no wins, and only 4 K's N/A
20 Kody Kirkland ERI 4 HR's – but hitting just .214 with 17 K's and no walks yet means pitchers could figure him out N/A

Players That Dropped Off: N/A

Players Knocking on the Door: Don Kelly (.289, .386 OBP, 2XBH), Kevin Hooper (.371, .425OBP), Clete Thomas (.282, 4 XBH, 2 SB), Jeff Frazier (.318, 5 2B), Justin Justice (.273, 5XBH, .769 OPS), Jeramy Laster (.313, 3XBH, 16AB, 1.103OPS), Dusty Ryan (.353, .862OPS), Andrew Kown (1-0, 0.00, 6K, 0BB) Luke French (1-0, 2.70, 11K, 6BB)

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