TigsTown Power Rankings: 8th Edition

At some point it was inevitable that one of the top farmhands, and top minor league pitchers in all of baseball would emerge atop the power rankings. Is this the week Andrew Miller finally makes the leap and takes hold of #1?

1. (LWR: 2) SP Andrew Miller (ERI)
Miller jumps into the top slot after another outstanding outing in which he earned a win for Erie while giving up just one run over seven innings

2. (LWR: 3) IF Mike Hessman (TOL)
Hessman jumps up to the second slot with another productive week, including bringing home eight more runs

3. (LWR: 6) OF Ryan Raburn (TOL)
Raburn didn't hit for a lot of power in the past week, on the other hand, he hit .400 and took seven walks

4. (LWR: 9) SP Burke Badenhop (LAK)
Badenhop led Lakeland to a win with another strong start, giving up two runs over seven innings

5. (LWR: 13) SP Dallas Trahern (ERI)
Trahern continued to cruise as he won two more games for the ‘Wolves; he gave up four runs over his two starts which spanned 14.1 innings, with nine strikeouts

6. (LWR: 1) SP Chris Cody (WMI)
Cody falls five spots after giving up three runs over six innings and taking a loss; Cody still though is sporting an ERA under two for the season

7. (LWR: NR) 1B Jeff Larish (ERI)
Larish jumps back onto the list after a week in which he ripped three doubles, blasted a home run and drove in seven more runs

8. (LWR: 5) SP Luke French (LAK)
French falls slightly, but through no real fault of his own; French got a no decision for his work this past week, giving up a pair of runs over 6. 2 innings

9. (LWR: NR) 1B Chris Shelton (TOL)
Shelton jumps onto the rankings with a week in which he ripped four extra base hits and six RBI

10. (LWR: NR) SP Angel Castro (WMI)
Castro was knocking on the door but jumps onto the list with an outstanding win for the ‘Caps, giving up two runs over eight innings

11. (LWR: NR) OF David Espinosa (TOL)
Espinosa's prospect star might not be completely gone yet after a week in which he had a pair of home runs and drove in seven

12. (LWR: 7) RP Jeff Gerbe (WMI)
Gerbe couldn't keep his scoreless streak going once he moved to the rotation, but continues to pitch well; his latest outing saw him give up two runs over five innings of work

13. (LWR: NR) OF Brennan Boesch (WMI)
There hasn't been a ton of offensive production out of West Michigan so far this year, but Boesch is working on that; he hit .370 with four extra base hits and six RBI for the ‘Caps

14. (LWR: 4) 1B Ryan Roberson (LAK)
Roberson and his Lakeland squad had a quiet week, but he still hit over .400 with one double

15. (LWR: NR) SP Virgil Vasquez (TOL)
Vasquez returns to the rankings after a few week hiatus; now that he has his head back on after his Detroit debut he's returning to dominating Triple-A hitters, including a nine strikeout performance last week

Other Notables: OF Matt Joyce (2 2B, HR); OF Deik Scram (7-17, 2 2B, 3 BB, 2 SB); 1B Ryan Strieby (2 2B, HR, 4 RBI); 2B Mike Hollimon (2 HR, 6 RBI); 2B Scott Sizemore (8-21, 3 2B, 4 RBI); SP Duane Below (10.1 IP, 6 ER, 9 K, 2 W)

Dropped from the Rankings: #8 P Eulogio de la Cruz (ERI), #10 3B Kody Kirkland (ERI), #11 OF Timo Perez (TOL), #12 OF Wilkin Ramirez (LAK), #14 OF Jeramy Laster (WMI), #15 SP Jair Jurrjens (ERI)

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