TigsTown Power Rankings: Third Edition

In the third edition of the power rankings, the top of the rankings is being dominated by pitchers, as slow bats and great starts have skewed things toward the pitching staff. But who has grabbed the top slot?

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 Jair Jurrjens LAK earned another win in 2 starts, just 2 ER over 14 innings with 11K's – ERA down to 1.74 for the year 2
2 Ramon Garcia WMI earned 2 victories for the week, with 11 strikeouts – a close 2nd this week 5
3 Orlando Perdomo WMI earned another save, but didn't do enough to hold on to the top spot 1
4 Humberto Sanchez ERI earned a victory in 7 shutout innings for Erie, including 13 strikeouts 9
5 Brian Rogers ERI you would never think a middle reliever could get this high – but Rogers has been absolutely dominant with 6 1/3 more shutout innings 8
6 Cameron Maybin WMI a slow week for Maybin with just two doubles and 3 RBI – but it's a good sign when that constitutes a slow week 4
7 Wil Ledezma TOL 12 strikeout performance this past week leave many wondering if Ledezma might be ready for another big league shot 7
8 Kurt Airoso ERI two doubles and two RBI not much for Airoso, whose hot start keeps him high but slow week drops him down 3
9 Kevin Whelan LAK proving to be human after all, gave up two more runs this week – did convert a save and picked up a win though 6
10 Sendy Vasquez WMI another strong start with just one run in 6 innings – low K numbers keep him from getting higher though 11
11 Zach Miner TOL a two-hit shutout over 8 innings bumps Miner up another notch in the rankings 14
12 Andrew Kown LAK 4 more perfect innings forced the organization to promote him to Lakeland – still has yet to allow an earned run 16
13 David Espinosa TOL four doubles help raise his OPS up to .903 for the year – great start that is flying under the radar 20
14 Kody Kirkland ERI another 3 extra base hits keep him rolling, but 3 more errors not what the Tigers were hoping for defensively 13
15 Nate Bumstead ERI stays where he is after a good start but picked up the loss, struck out 5 with 2 ER's 15
16 Jeff Frazier LAK 4 homers and 10 RBI jump Frazier onto the list, now slugging over .500 for the year N/A
17 Jeff Larish LAK just two doubles drop Larish down as his OPS fell significantly as well down to .823 10
18 Mike Hessman TOL the slugger awoke from his slumber to blast 4 home runs in the past week, jumping him right onto the list despite not much else production-wise N/A
19 Dusty Ryan WMI hot start being tempered by a lack of AB's; OPS is nearing .900 for the year at .889 N/A
20 Kevin Ardoin LAK gave up 4 runs over 2 starts (14 innings), a win and 10 K's earn him the last spot on the rankings N/A

Players That Dropped Off: (#12) Mike Hollimon, (#17) Brent Clevlen, (#18) Kevin Hooper, (#19) Jack Hannahan

Players Knocking on the Door: Preston Larrison (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER), Ryan Raburn (2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB), Ryan Ludwick (3 XBH, 5 RBI, .847 OPS), Colby Lewis (1-1, 3.21 ERA for week, 10 K), Erik Averill (7 IP, ER, 4K)


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