TigsTown Power Rankings: Fifth Edition

Ramon Garcia snagged the top spot last week, but was he able to hold onto it again this week? Plus, which position player made a jump up and is pushing for 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.

Stats Updated as of 5/13

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Ramon Garcia WMI five more shutout innings keeps him at the top of the list 1
2 Orlando Perdomo WMI picked up a save, remains tied for the league lead with 11 4
3 Jeff Larish ERI 4 extra base hits and four RBI bumps him up even higher, as the highest hitter in the rankings for the week 8
4 Humberto Sanchez ERI gave up 5 runs in first rough start of year, but still remains Eastern League's strikeout leader – had 8 in that appearance 3
5 Jair Jurrjens LAK left his last start early, everyone is anxiously awaiting his return to put fears of something serious to rest 2
6 Zach Miner TOL picked up a win, raising his record to 5-0, tied for the best record in the IL, struck out 5 as well 12
7 Kevin Ardoin LAK 7 shutout innings for Ardoin (along with 4 K's) and Ardoin continues to cement himself as a legit starting prospect for the organization 14
8 Andrew Kown LAK continues to impress since moving into Lakeland's rotation with 5 innings with just 1 run allowed 13
9 Cameron Maybin WMI moved down the list after being out of action, hopefully his ‘trigger finger' problem is resolved soon 5
10 Ryan Ludwick TOL 3 doubles and a home run along with 5 RBI jump Ludwick further up the list as he continues to hammer IL pitching 18
11 Kody Kirkland ERI a double and a home run keep Kirkland near the top – he leads the Eastern League with 9 homers 7
12 Colby Lewis TOL took a loss, but turned in 6 strong innings, giving up 2 runs with 5 K's 20
13 Kevin Whelan LAK Whelan struggled, giving up 3 runs in his only outing of the week – just 2/3 of an inning 6
14 Justin Justice WMI gets a bump up with another solid week; 3 extra base hits and a pair of stolen bases 19
15 Brian Rogers ERI two runs allowed in 3 innings drops Rogers quite a bit because he's a middle reliever – still has an ERA under 2 9
16 Ryan Raburn TOL monster week jumps him into the rankings; 4 extra base hits with 9 RBI, raised his OPS over 100 points for the week N/A
17 Preston Larrison ERI 8 shutout innings and a victory from Larrison gets him a spot up on the Top 20 N/A
18 Chris Robinson LAK another newcomer, went 9-23 with 6 runs, 7 walks and 5 RBI – big jump from Robinson who hadn't hit much so far this season N/A
19 Dusty Ryan WMI after a great start, Ryan gets some recognition, then has a hitless week with just 1 RBI 10
20 Eulogio de la Cruz ERI a surprise emergence, after a horrible start, de la Cruz has been dominant, hasn't given up an ER in the last 3 weeks over his last 10 2/3 IP N/A

Players That Dropped Off: (#11) Wil Ledezma, (#15) Sendy Vasquez, (#16) Nate Bumstead, (#17) Kurt Airoso

Players Knocking on the Door: Josh Phelps (4 2B), Clete Thomas (2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, SB), Matt Rusch (6 IP, 0 ER, 7 K), Pedro Cotto (10-20, 3 R, 3 RBI), Jeff Frazier (2 2B, HR, 5 RBI), Gilberto Mejia (2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB)

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