TigsTown Power Rankings: Sixth Edition

Ramon Garcia had another excellent week, but so did everyone just below him. Was Garcia able to hold off the challengers and keep the top slot, or did someone else jump over him?

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 5/20

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Ramon Garcia WMI 9 innings, 1 earned run and 6 more strikeouts; he's getting pushed, but Garcia is holding firm to that top slot 1
2 Jeff Larish LAK 3 extra base hits with 4 RBI; has raised his OPS to .885, and at this rate, will be pushing for an Erie call-up 3
3 Humberto Sanchez ERI picked up a win for the ‘Wolves without an earned run allowed and 5 more K's to add to his league leading total 4
4 Orlando Perdomo WMI converted a save and didn't allow a run over 3 innings and lost ground – it was a good week for the organization with those circumstances 2
5 Kevin Ardoin LAK a complete game shutout jumps him up a couple slots, and in a typical week, he would have been near the top 7
6 Andrew Kown LAK 2 wins, going 13 innings with just 2 runs allowed – Kown is putting last season's struggles behind him 8
7 Jair Jurrjens LAK showing no ill effects, got a no decision in 5 2/3 innings, with just one run allowed and 4 K's 5
8 Zach Miner TOL picked up a win for the ‘Hens, gave up 2 runs, continues to mow through the International League opposition 6
9 Ryan Ludwick TOL 3 doubles a triple and a homer with 6 RBI – Ludwick is crushing the ball for Toledo 10
10 Kody Kirkland ERI 6-19 with 2 doubles a homer – Kirkland remains the lone SeaWolf that is consistently hitting the ball 11
11 Ryan Raburn TOL Raburn's surging with a monster week; 13-31, 3 2B, 2 HR, brought his OPS all the way up to .898 and is making a case he's not a foregone conclusion 16
12 Preston Larrison ERI another strong start with a win over 7 innings, Larrison is showing he's fully recovered from TJ surgery 2 years ago 17
13 Colby Lewis TOL got a no decision for his 6 innings of work this past week – also showing he's finally healthy 12
14 Kevin Whelan LAK earned a save while working 2 innings and striking out 3 – solid, but not the dominating closer he was in the first weeks 13
15 Chris Robinson LAK hitting over .400 with an OBP near .600 over the past couple weeks, Robinson may finally be seeing his offensive game take a turn for the better 18
16 Eulogio de la Cruz ERI 7 more shutout innings with de la Cruz in the rotation; been excellent since his first week struggles 20
17 Brian Rogers ERI no ER's over 3 2/3 IP keep Rogers as one of the top performing middle relievers for the organization 15
18 Matt Joyce WMI monster week with 3 doubles and 2 homers, 6 RBI with a .423 average for the week N/A
19 Dusty Ryan WMI a homer and 4 RBI keeps Ryan on the list, but just barely 19
20 Wilkin Ramirez LAK 2 home runs and 7 RBI give Wilkin his chance to debut on the list – TBD if he can keep it up and limit his errors – he had 4 on the week N/A

Players That Dropped Off: #9 Cameron Maybin, #14 Justin Justice

Players Knocking on the Door: Don Kelly (3 2B, 3B), Chris Spurling (SV, 13 1/3 IP, 1 ER over 3 weeks), Chris Maples (2 2B, 2 HR), Burke Badenhop (W, CG, ER, 5 K), Pedro Cotto (11-23, 2B)


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