Twins Prospect Power Rankings - IV

In our fourth installment of Twins Prospect Power Rankings, the rankings get a huge overhaul, and a familiar face returns to the top spot. Remember, this is not a list of the best prospects in the organization, but rather who is playing the best right now. Take a look at who is making a splash in the Twins farm system.

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Matt Garza NBR Garza continues to put together a special season.  In his last 12 innings, he has struck out 12 batters, and has allowed one earned run. 2
2 Kevin Slowey FTM Named to the Florida State League All-Star Game, Slowey time in the FSL is going to end very soon.  Expect him to join Garza in New Britain after the AS break. 3
3 Erik Lis BEL Run of the mill week for Lis, who did not hit a home run in his last ten games.  He still leads the organization with a .327 batting average. 1
4 Alexander Romero NBR Romero has been showing that he is the total package lately, as he has been a terror on the base paths.  Hopefully, he gets another crack at AAA ball soon. 6
5 Eduardo Morlan BEL His 2.67 earned run average is fifth-best in the farm system, and he has struck out 62 batters in 54 innings of work. 5
6 Brian Duensing FTM Duensing got the promotion to the Florida State League, and it was well deserved.  He currently is in the top-ten in the system with a 3.14 earned run average between the two stops. 13
7 Patrick Neshek ROC They say he still needs more seasoning, but I cannot agree with that.  Neshek was the best closer in the Eastern League last year and he is the best in the International League this year. 8
8 Alexi Casilla FTM Casilla is the ultimate sparkplug, and he produced in his last ten games.  He batted .343, scored six runs, and drove in four.  NR
9 J.D. Durbin ROC Durbin has been great lately, and people are starting to notice.  He was named International League Pitcher of the Week recently. 21
10 Justin Jones FTM Jones is having a great season, and his demotion to the FSL was not his fault.  Overall, he has posted a 2.60 ERA between the two stops, good for fourth in the system. 4
11 Jason Bartlett ROC Everyone is calling for Bartlett to get the call very soon, as he continues to punish AAA pitching.  He is currently fifth in the system with a .306 batting average. 7
12 Kyle Lohse ROC This will be the last time Lohse is on the rankings, as he made his return to Minnesota this past week.  He dominated in AAA, and hopefully will turn things around. 14
13 Matthew Moses NBR Moses is not having the eye-popping season like the Twins would have hoped for.  He has shown pop though, blasting nine homeruns so far this season. 9
14 Andrew Thompson BEL Thompson is beginning to heat up for Beloit, and could be headed to Fort Myers soon.  He is batting .333 during his last ten games, with five runs and an RBI. NR
15 Tarrence Patterson BEL Patterson is just an exciting player to watch, and he is starting to hit the ball more consistently.  In his last ten games, he is batting over .400, and is one of the better base stealers in the system. NR
16 Brock Peterson FTM Peterson has been the hottest hitter in the organization lately, batting at a .419 clip during the last ten games.  He has homered, scored six times, and has driven in eight runs. 25
17 Jason Tyner ROC Tyner really does not have much left to prove at the AAA level, and he has shown he can produce in the Majors as well.  He is batting .333 during his last ten starts, scoring six times. 12
18 Oswaldo Sosa BEL This appearance could signal the start of a long string of spots on our rankings.  Sosa won both of his last two starts, allowing no earned runs, and striking out 12. NR
19 Garrett Guzman FTM Guzman has been solid the entire season for the Miracle and ranks in the organization lead in both home runs (7), and RBI (44). NR
20 Kyle Waldrop BEL Waldrop is starting to get all of his stuff working, and is looking like a top prospect again.  He has won his last two starts, striking out seven, and allowing only three earned. NR
21 Matt Tolbert FTM Tolbert has been stroking the baseball lately, and has given the Miracle offense a real boost.  He is batting .395 during his last ten starts, with a home run, and six RBI> NR
22 Glen Perkins NBR I'm not sure what is wrong with Perkins this season, as he has looked really good, and really bad.  Still, he is fourth in the system with 73 strikeouts. 20
23 Jose Mijares FTM Mijares is showing why he is on the Twins' 40-man roster.  In his last 7.1 innings of work, he has struck out 11 batters, and has allowed no earned runs. NR
24 Jose Morales NBR Morales is doing something most Twins Minor League catchers are not, hitting the baseball.  He is batting .350 over his team's last ten games, and has also homered. NR
25 Garrett Jones ROC Jones is putting up better average numbers lately, and continues to swing a power bat.  In his last ten, he is batting .270, with three home runs, and 11 runs batted in. 23
26 Douglas Deeds NBR Deeds has been very solid for the Rock Cats lately, batting at a .333 clip during the team's last ten games.  In a five-game span, he was hitting .444, but has tailed off a bit lately. NR
27 Josh Rabe ROC Rabe started the season off with a bang, but he has really tailed off lately.  His batting average has dipped below .300, and he just is not producing like he was in April and parts of May. 22
28 Daniel Matienzo NBR Matienzo is turning into a Garrett Jones-type player, as he is really struggling with his average.  Still, he ranks in the organization's top 3 in home runs (7), and RBI (39). NR
29 Pete Munro ROC Munro is quietly putting together a nice season up in Rochester, and he has won his last two starts.  In those games, he has allowed only three earned in 16 innings of work. NR
30 Caleb Moore BEL Moore has been great all season for the Snappers, and he batted .308 during his team's last ten games.  He drove in seven runs, and also blasted a home run. NR

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