TigsTown Power Rankings: 13th Edition

Toledo Mud Hens have been circling around the top spot, with Mike Hessman grabbing the top slot last week. But after a slow power week, did a pitcher finally emerged to swing the top spot back to the mound?

1. (LWR: 6) SP Jordan Tata (TOL)
Tata jumps to the top spot after two very good starts; giving up just four runs over 13 innings of work, striking out 7 and picking up a win for the ‘Hens

2. (LWR: 1) IF Mike Hessman (TOL)
Hessman drops from the top spot after a good but unspectacular week; he ripped a double and two home runs for Toledo

3. (LWR: 9) OF Clete Thomas (ERI)
Thomas has quietly been turning it on as the season has worn on; for the week he hit .370 with a triple, home run, four runs scored and five more brought home

4. (LWR: 4) SP Matt O'Brien (WMI)
Improved his Whitecaps record to 3-0 though his scoreless streak came to an end; gave up three runs over seven innings of work

5. (LWR: NR) OF Matt Joyce (ERI)
For the second straight week, Joyce turned in an absolute monster in power, ripping two doubles and three home runs while driving in six, vaulting him up the rankings

6. (LWR: 13) C James Skelton (WMI)
Skelton as always is limited by games played, but that hasn't stopped him from continuing to raise his OPS; he hit .461 with three extra base hits in just 13 at bats

7. (LWR: 12) SP Dallas Trahern (ERI)
After a long run of good luck, Trahern hit a little rough stretch turning in two quality starts but getting a loss and a no decision – gave up 5 runs over 12 innings with 7 K's

8. (LWR: 2) IF Jack Hannahan (TOL)
Hannahan took a tumble after hitting just one double and one home run; he gets a reprieve for this week after having such an impressive past few weeks

9. (LWR: NR) 2B Kody Kaiser (ONE)
Kaiser debuts on the power rankings at 9 after a hot start in which in his second full week he hit 4 doubles and two home runs an drove in seven

10. (LWR: 8) 2B Scott Sizemore (WMI)
Sizemore tumbles just a tad as his power numbers shrank some; he did have three doubles for the week though, still impressive for the MWL

11. (LWR: 11) SP Yorman Bazardo (TOL)
Bazardo holds steady at 11 with a solid start that resulted in a no decision; gave up two runs over 6.1 IP and 3 strikeouts

12. (LWR: 15) RP Brett Jensen (WMI)
Jensen finished up three more games for the ‘Caps, never losing a lead or allowing a run; picked up one save while striking out four in three innings

13. (LWR: 3) 2B Mike Hollimon (ERI)
Hollimon is yet another player that was at the top but had some struggles; just one extra base hit almost dropped him off, but his 6 RBI helped him hang on

14. (LWR: NR) OF Casper Wells (ONE)
Wells had a similar hot streak to that of Kody Kaiser in putting himself on the rankings for the first time this season; six extra base hits will help do that

15. (LWR: NR): SP Eddie Bonine (ERI)
Bonine has battled all year long and finally sees his past few weeks of impressive performance result in his appearing on the rankings – picked up a win while giving up just one run in 6.1 innings

Just Missed: 1B Chris Shelton (2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI); RP Ed Clelland (5 weeks, 13.2 IP, no ER); SP Duane Below (W, 10.2 IP, 2 ER, 14 K); SP Jonah Nickerson (W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 K); SP Aaron Fuhrman (5 IP, ER, 6 K)

Other Notables: RP Aquilino Lopez (W, 2 SV, 9 K in 5 IP); SP Virgil Vasquez (6.1 IP, ER, 6 K); OF Mike Hernandez (3 HR, 5 RBI); P Brendan Wise (0.90 ERA in 20 IP); Burke Badenhop (6 IP, ER, 3 K, W); Eleazar Aponte (2.2 IP, ER, 2 K); OF Gorkys Hernandez (3B, 2 HR)

Dropped from the Rankings: #5 OF Ryan Raburn (promoted); #7 1B Jeff Larish; #10 SP Jair Jurrjens; #14 OF Wilkin Ramirez

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