TigsTown Power Rankings: Fourth Edition

Jair Jurrjens held the top spot last week, but a couple of strong starts from pitchers behind him could push him out - was Jurrjens able to hold on?

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.

Stats Updated as of 5/6

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Ramon Garcia WMI snags the top slot after another win that featured 9 K's in 6 innings of work 2
2 Jair Jurrjens LAK Jurrjens had another strong start, but his 2 ER's bump him from the top slot in favor of Garcia; ERA still under 2 2
3 Humberto Sanchez ERI moving in on the top spot after another strong start that got the SeaWolves a win; leads the EL in strikeouts, 5th in ERA 4
4 Orlando Perdomo WMI converted 2 more saves for the ‘Caps and remains a force for in the 9th 3
5 Cameron Maybin WMI went 9-for-22 for the week with 3 RBI, maintaining his high ranking 6
6 Kevin Whelan LAK no ER and a save for the week for Whelan, who continues to dominate in the back end 9
7 Kody Kirkland ERI 5 extra base hits for Kirkland (including 2 homers) jumps him up the list despite a low avg – no errors a plus as well 14
8 Jeff Larish LAK 3 doubles and a homer jumps Larish's OPS up to .887 for the year – great start for a lower draft pick last year 17
9 Brian Rogers ERI human after all, gave up 2 earned runs in 3 1/3 IP, still an incredible start from the middle reliever 5
10 Dusty Ryan WMI cracks the top 10 as he starts receiving more AB's – 6 RBI for the week and his OPS has cracked the .900 mark up to .926 19
11 Wil Ledezma TOL gave up 2 runs in 4 2/3 but was placed on the disabled list, likely making this his last week on the list in the near future 7
12 Zach Miner TOL picked up a win but gave up 3 runs, leaving him right where he was last week 12
13 Andrew Kown LAK gave up a run in 4 innings in a start for Lakeland – TBD whether he'll remain starting or move back to the ‘pen 12
14 Kevin Ardoin LAK picks up a win in 7 2/3 innings, gave up just one run with 6 K's as he establishes himself as a legit starter 20
15 Sendy Vasquez WMI gave up 4 runs in a loss for the ‘Caps, forces him down the list 10
16 Nate Bumstead ERI got a no decision in 5 innings, also struck out 5, keeping him in the same range as last week 15
17 Kurt Airoso ERI just one extra base hit last week as his OPS fell again, still hung on in the top 20 8
18 Ryan Ludwick TOL makes his debut in the Top 20 with a big week that raised his OPS up to .887 – 6 extra base hits the past 2 weeks N/A
19 Justin Justice WMI monster week with 5 extra base hits and 8 RBI, also swiped 2 bases as he jumps onto the list out of nowhere N/A
20 Colby Lewis TOL 7 shutout innings gets Colby back onto the list as he rebounds from a poor performance earlier in the year N/A

Players That Dropped Off: (#13) David Espinosa, (#16) Jeff Frazier, (#18) Mike Hessman

Players Knocking on the Door: Josh Phelps (2 XBH, 4 RBI, 5 BB), Jack Hannahan (HR, 5 RBI, 6 BB), Brent Clevlen (3 XBH, 2 BB, 5 RBI, 4 R), Eulogio de la Cruz (2 1/3 IP, 0 ER – no ER in last 7 1/3 IP), Clete Thomas (8-for-22, 2 2B, HR), Luke French (W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 6K)

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