TigsTown Power Rankings: 9th Edition

Andrew Miller turned in another gem, but Ryan Raburn is turning it on for the Mud Hens and giving Miller a run for his money at the top spot. Did Miller hold on, and did a monster week from Brennan Boesch push him near the top?

1. (LWR: 1) SP Andrew Miller (ERI)
In likely his last week as a minor leaguer after his big league call-up, Miller put up another gem; no earned runs over 7.2 IP with 7 strikeouts

2. (LWR: 3) OF Ryan Raburn (TOL)
Raburn is approaching a 1.000 OPS with a week in which he ripped a double and four home runs with seven driven in

3 (LWR: 4) SP Burke Badenhop (LAK)
Badenhop inches closer to the top spot with a pair of solid starts over the past week; Burke picked up a win while allowing just three runs over 12 innings

4. (LWR: 6) SP Chris Cody (WMI)
Cody can't seem to be knocked out of the top of the power rankings; picked up another one for the Whitecaps while keeping his ERA below two

5. (LWR: 13) OF Brennan Boesch (WMI)
Boesch makes a huge jump up the rankings after a week in which he was an RBI machine – not only did he hit .400 for the week, but he brought home 13 Whitecap runs

6. (LWR: 2) IF Mike Hessman (TOL)
Hessman didn't really do anything to warrant falling but others continued to push him; Hessman drove in six and ripped four extra base hits

7. (LWR: 12) P Jeff Gerbe (ERI)
Gerbe made the transition to Double-A ball with ease, getting a start for Erie and giving up two runs over six innings of work

8. (LWR: 15) SP Virgil Vasquez (TOL)
Vasquez is back on track after the hiccup in Detroit – gave up four runs over two starts and picked up another win

9. (LWR: NR) SS Erick Almonte (ERI)
Almonte had a monster week for the SeaWolves, he had four doubles, a home run and 9 RBI including 5 walks

10. (LWR: 10) SP Angel Castro (WMI)
Castro stays right where he is; his past week wasn't great with four runs allowed over seven innings, but he still got the ‘Caps another victory

11. (LWR: NR) OF Deik Scram (WMI)
Scram jumps back onto the list with another solid week; Scram had four extra base hits while hitting 11-31 for the week

12. (LWR: 11) OF David Espinosa (TOL)
Espinosa had three doubles and brought six runs home as the Toledo offense keeps rolling

13. (LWR: NR) 2B Mike Hollimon (ERI)
Hollimon's production had trailed off but he came back with a flurry this past week, ripping six doubles for the ‘Wolves

14. (LWR: NR) P Josh Rainwater (WMI)
Rainwater has seen his prospect star fade some but he will quickly re-emerge with a few more weeks like this one; 2 starts, 2 wins, 12 innings, 2 runs, 11 strikeouts

15. (LWR: NR) 3B Kody Kirkland (ERI)
Kirkland launched three homers over the past week while bringing home six runs to return to the prospect rankings

Other Notables: 1B Ryan Strieby (2 2B, 4 RBI, 11-24); OF Mike Hernandez (2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI); SS Audy Ciriaco (3 2B, HR); RP Brett Jensen (2 SV, 2.2 IP, 4 K); SP Jonah Nickerson (W, 6.2 IP, 4 K)

Dropped from the Rankings: #5 SP Dallas Trahern (ERI), #7 1B Jeff Larish (ERI), #8 SP Luke French (LAK), #9 1B Chris Shelton (TOL), #14 1B Ryan Roberson (LAK)


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