Twins Short-Season Power Rankings: v.3

In our third installment of the Twins Short-Season Power Rankings, there is minimal shakeup at the top, though a few new names have emerged. Some players have moved up, some have fallen considerably, as we look at the the top-15 performers for the Rookie League teams.

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Joe Benson GCL Benson remains in the top spot this week, after .394 over his last nine games.  For the season, Benson is batting .338, and he smacked two home runs in his last outing.  He has driven in at least one run in his last five games. 1
2 Bradley Tippett GCL Tippett moves up a notch this week, as he has still yet to allow a single earned run this season.  In eight games, he has five saves, has won two, and has struck out 11 batters against only two walks. 3
3 Matthew Fox ELI Fox continues to show that the injury is not hurting him anymore, as he has posted a 0.90 earned run average this season.  He has 13 strikeouts during his ten innings of work, and is holding the opposition to a .132 batting average. 2
4 Rodolfo Palacios GCL Palacios makes a big jump this week, as he is currently in the middle of a five game hitting streak.  In those five games, he has posted three multi-hit efforts, and is now batting .455 during the month of July. 9
5 Armando Gabino ELI Gambino has appeared in five games for Elizabethton this season, and has allowed an earned run in only one.  His earned run average stands at 0.87 for the season, and he is holding batters to a .139 average. 14
6 Ludovicus Van Mil GCL Van Mil picked up his first win of the season this past week, as the tall right-hander continues to impress this season.  He also showed his best control his last time out, striking out six in six innings, while walking only one. 10
7 Deibinson Romero GCL Romero has been solid all season long for the GCL Twins, and is currently second on the team in hits (16), runs (13), and runs batted in (14).  He is batting .291 for the season, and has committed only one error in the field. 4
8 Tyler Robertson GCL Robertson has started three games for the GCL Twins this season, and has struck out 13 batters in 13 innings of work.  His 3.46 earned run average is one of the best amongst starters, and he has walked only four batters. 7
9 Dan Leatherman GCL Leatherman was named Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Week last week, and for good reason.  In three appearances for the GCL Twins, he won one game, saved another, and did not yield a single earned run. NR
10 Jeffrey Christy ELI The former Nebraska Cornhusker makes his first appearance on our list, after batting an incredible .407 during his team's last ten games.  During that span, he blasted one home run, and drove in seven runs. NR
11 J.W. Wilson ELI Wilson takes a dip from his number five slot last week, after batting only .276 during his team's last ten games.  Still, he is four for his last eight, and had his first three-hit game of the season in his last time out. 5
12 Chris Parmelee GCL Parmelee sits at the number 12 slot this week, as he has shown the ability to hit the ball well to all fields.  In his last two games, he is 4-7, with a grand slam and three runs scored.  He is currently batting .333 with runners in scoring position on the season. 12
13 Steven Singleton ELI Singleton makes a jump from his number 15 slot last week, as he continues to hit the ball for E-Town.  He recently had a six game hitting streak snapped, but he is still batting .333 for the season.  With runners on, he is batting .313 this season, and has eight RBI. 15
14 Daniel Berg ELI Berg, who had a great Extended Spring Training, is finally starting to hit the ball during the regular season.  In his last ten games, he has scored ten times, and is batting .314.  He also has six runs batted in, as he tries to get his season going. NR
15 Garrett Olson ELI Olson used wood bats in college, so he is used to hitting with the wood.  He has been showing that lately, as he has hit .292 during his last seven games.  He is going to have to hit more consistently though, if he wants to move up the rankings. NR

Dropped Out: Alex Burnett (6), Brian Dinkelman (8),

Carlos Garcia (11), Jose Lugo (13)

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