TigsTown Power Rankings: 13th Edition

After a monster week for the West Michigan Whitecaps, is Mike Hollimon ready to lay claim to the top slot? And what about the two studs that have controlled the top for so long, Humberto Sanchez and Jair Jurrjens, have they hung 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 7/23

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Mike Hollimon WMI had 5 extra base hits, including 4 homers as he's powered the middle of the ‘Caps order N/A
5 Luke French WMI a complete game shutout shoots French up the rankings, as he had a no-hitter going through 8 innings N/A
3 Chris Carlson GCT Carlson was the big run producer in the GCL, driving in 12 via his 3 homers and a double N/A
4 Dallas Trahern LAK Trahern's 8 shutout innings earned him just his 4th win of the year – has brought his ERA down well into the 3's N/A
5 Andrew Kown LAK went 1-1 over two starts, but gave up just 4 runs over 15 1/3 innings, also struck out 9 over the span 8
6 Clete Thomas LAK ripped 4 extra base hits, crossed the plate 7 times and swiped 6 bases to bring his total up to 20 on the year N/A
7 Kevin Whelan LAK hasn't given up an ER in the last 5 weeks; has recorded 8 saves as well over that period N/A
8 Audy Ciriaco GCT after a slow start, picked it up big time with 2 doubles and 2 homers along with 3 stolen bases to re-affirm his prospect status after repeating the GCL N/A
9 Ricky Steik WMI 5 scoreless weeks impressive? Try 6 for Steik, who hasn't given up an ER over 14 innings of work 14
10 Brent Dlugach LAK a surprise jump up, went 9-25 with 3 doubles and a homer after struggling for much of the season, his 2nd full length season N/A
11 Jair Jurrjens ERI didn't turn in his best start ever, but after 3 incredible months, Jurrjens will get a pass 3
12 Nate Bumstead ERI picked up a win after giving up just 1 run over 8 innings – has remained steady for the ‘Wolves all year long 13
13 Will Rhymes WMI hit nearly .500 for the previous week to jump onto the list; also swiped 3 bags for West Michigan N/A
14 Matt O'Brien ONE 7 shutout innings for the O-Tigers get O'Brien back up after a rough outing inbetween the power rankings 8
15 Guillermo Moscoso GCT gave up a pair of runs over 7 innings, turned in strong starts for the GCL Tigers, even when surrounded by guys with experience far beyond his N/A
16 Cameron Maybin WMI has slowed some, and even seen his OPS drop back below .900 – another player that gets a pass this week for so many weeks of impressive play 11
17 Jeff Larish LAK is becoming Mr. Consistent – a pair of doubles and a homer to go along with 8 RBI has somehow become a slow week 16
18 Chris Cody ONE has maintained an excellent ERA all season long, and put together another strong outing this past week with a run allowed over 6 IP N/A
19 Humberto Sanchez TOL rumors are flying that he might not be a Tiger a week from now, for now, we'll attribute that and some struggling health to his fall and he'll hang on, for this week 2
20 Scott Sizemore ONE a double, a triple and 6 walks (plus outstanding play in the marathon game) earn Sizemore the right to close out the top 20 for the week N/A

Players That Dropped Off: Ryan Raburn, Brennan Boesch, David Espinosa, Jordan Tata, Josh Phelps, Brett Jensen, Sendy Vasquez, Gorkys Hernandez, Eulogio De La Cruz, Kevin Ardoin, Anthony Claggett, Eleazar Aponte, Ronnie Bourquin

Players Knocking on the Door: Josh Phelps (2B, 2 HR, 10-30), Corey Hamman (12.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 K, 1-1), Kelly Hunt (6-22, 2 2B, HR), Burke Badenhop (6.2 IP, ER, 7 K)

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