Prospect Power Rankings: Moses Getting Hot

Here is a look at Who's Hot in the Twins organization as of late. This is not a list of the best prospects in the organization, but rather who is performing at this point in time. Kevin Slowey remains at number one, but there are plenty of new names added to the list.

Rank

Name

Team

Why

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1

Kevin Slowey

ROCH

Another rankings, another number one for Slowey, who appears ready for the Show.  Slowey leads the organization in ERA, and has little left to prove at the AAA level.

1

Steady

2

Matt Tolbert

ROCH

Tolbert leads the organization in batting, and he is doing it from the nine hole.  The infielder had a good season in 2006, but this season he is out of his mind.

6

Rising

3

Jeffrey Manship

BEL

Manship has had one bad outing all season long, and many are calling for his promotion to Fort Myers.  He is second on the farm in ERA, and has walked five in 50.2 innings.

2

Steady

4

Danny Valencia

BEL

Valencia is hitting again, and is back up in the top-5 on the farm in batting.  His seven home runs are the most among Twins minor leaguers.

9

Steady

5

Erik Lis

FTM

Lis leads all Twins minor leaguers with 27 runs batted in this season, but he is struggling at the plate lately.  However, he had a lifetime moment on Friday, homering off Roger Clemens.

4

Steady

6

Matt Garza

ROCH

The numbers on Garza would be outstanding, if he wasn't Matt Garza.  Garza has been solid in his eight starts, including a complete game, and has struck out a batter per inning.

3

Steady

7

Cole Devries

BEL

Devries continues to show great promise this season, his first with the Twins.  Devries is third in the organization in ERA, and has not allowed more than two earned in any of his starts.

11

Rising

8

Jay Rainville

FTM

Rainville gets healthier every time out, and he is rounding back into top prospect form.  The right-hander struck out seven in five innings last time out.

8

Steady

9

Jose Morales

ROCH

What a season Morales is having, as he may be the best catching prospect on the farm.  His .336 batting average is second only to Tolbert, and he is batting over .400 the last five games.

10

Steady

10

Robert Delaney

BEL

Based on performance, Delaney has been the top closer on the farm this season, and seems to gain confidence every time out.  He could be promoted very soon.

13

Rising

11

Ryan Mullins

FTM

Mullins is having as good a season as any pitcher on the farm, and is second overall in strikeouts.  His 2.40 ERA is fourth-best, and batters are hitting under .250 against him.

NR

Rising

12

Nick Blackburn

ROCH

Blackburn had a successful start for Rochester, after being promoted from New Britain earlier in the week.  He pitched 7.1 innings in his Triple-A start, after being the ace of the NB rotation.

NR

Rising

13

David Winfree

NB

Finally back to full strength, Winfree is crushing the ball again, and looks to be in top form.  He is batting .300 over his last ten games, and has scored eight time.

NR

Rising

14

Jonathan Martinez

ROCH

Martinez was recently promoted to Triple-A Rochester, after dominating in New Britain.  The reliever had a 1.37 ERA in 11 appearances for NB.

NR

Rising

15

Kyle Waldrop

NB

I have a feeling that Waldrop will be in the top-10 next time around, as he was stellar in his Double-A debut on Friday.  The young right-hander is one of the better right-handed pitchers on the farm.

20

Blazing

16

Felix Molina

NB

It appears Molina has come back down from his high, where he was one of the better hitters in the minor leagues for three weeks.  He is still a great hitter, ranking fifth on the farm in batting.

14

Steady

17

Matt Allegra

NB

Allegra was recently named Eastern League Player of the Week, as well as Player of the Week on TCD.  He has moved into the top-10 in hitting, and is batting close to .400 over the last ten games.

NR

Blazing

18

Oswaldo Sosa

FTM

Sosa has been ridiculous this May, posting a 0.46 earned run average in his three starts.  He is now in the top-10 in earned run average, and is handcuffing batters to a .176 average this month.

NR

Blazing

19

Joe Benson

BEL

Don't look now, but top position player prospect Joe Benson is starting to heat up.  He swiped two bags on Friday, and is batting .344 over the last ten games.

NR

Rising

20

Matthew Moses

ROCH

Look out IL, because Matt Moses is starting to get warm, and that could be trouble for opposing pitchers.  Finally shaking off a slow start, Moses is batting .359 over the last ten games.

NR

Rising


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