Twins Prospect Power Rankings

Here is the latest Prospect Power Rankings. A new number one takes over, and the rankings get a major revamping. This is not a list of the best prospects in the organization, but rather who is playing the best right now.

Rank Name Team Comments Stock Status
1 Kevin Slowey ROC Anytime Kevin Slowey is in the Twins Minor League system, he is almost always going to garner top billing in our rankings.  He should be back in Minnesota before the year is out, as he is just too good for AAA ball. Steady
2 Danny Valencia FTM Valencia has taken a liking to Florida State League pitching since his promotion to Fort Myers, and is getting very hot at the plate now.  In his last ten games, Valencia is batting .359, and has driven in four. Rising
3 Jeff Manship FTM Manship posted another victory on Friday, giving him three against one loss since being promoted to the Florida State League.  He has shown the performance in the Midwest League was no fluke, and is starting to place himself in elite company. Rising
4 Brian Buscher ROC Buscher may be the top position player prospect in the organization right now, as he has torn the cover off the ball since being promoted to Rochester.  In his last eight games, Buscher has hit two home runs, driven in eight, and is batting .429. Rising
5 Yohan Pino FTM Fresh off an incredible no-hitter last week, Pino was named Player of the Week.  He continues to see his stock rise throughout the organization, and could be in New Britain before the year is out. Rising
6 Nick Blackburn ROC With all the great starters the Red Wings have trotted out this season, Blackburn may be having the better season of them all.  The 41.2 scoreless innings streak aside, Blackburn has dominated in every start, and seems to get better every time out. Rising
7 Robert Delaney FTM Well, the season continues to get better for Delaney, who was recently promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle.  Delaney set the Beloit Snappers single-season save record in only half a season, and pitched scoreless ball in his High-A debut. Rising
8 Trevor Plouffe NBR Plouffe has established himself once again as the top shortstop prospect in the Twins organization, and is absolutely flourishing in New Britain.  We called it in Spring Training that he would have a huge year, and he is doing just that. Rising
9 Brian Duensing ROC Duensing has been getting lit up lately, but he is still having a great season overall.  The left-hander has been one of the better starters in the organization this season, and this is really his first bump in the road this year. Steady
10 Brian Dinkelman FTM Dinkelman is another guy who is having a breakout season, and he was promoted with Danny Valencia to the Fort Myers Miracle.  His bat should bring some life to an offense that ranks last in the Florida State League. Rising
11 Chris Parmelee BEL Parmelee is starting to be the run producer that the Twins are hoping he will be in the future, and recently drove in 22 runs during the month of June.  He is one of the top RBI guys in the organization this season. Rising
12 Oswaldo Sosa FTM Sosa was stellar in his last two starts, allowing only two earned runs in 12 innings of work.  In that time, Sosa struck out seven, walked four, and notched a victory. Rising
13 Garrett Guzman NBR Guzman has fallen on hard times lately, but he is definitely having a great season for the New Britain Rock Cats.  In his last ten games, Guzman is batting only .233, though he did smack a home run. Steady
14 Anthony Swarzak NBR Back in the Eastern League, Swarzak looks to be getting into mid-season form, and was great in his last two starts.  The young fireballer allowed only three earned runs in his two starts combined, going 12.1 innings, while striking out four. Rising
15 Cole Devries BEL Now the ace of the Beloit pitching staff, Devries has been one of the better starters in the organization this season.  Devries allowed only one earned run in his last two starts, going 15 innings, while striking out seven. Rising
16 Ryan Mullins NBR Mullins pitched a combined 11.1 innings of work during his last two starts, and has been a rock for the Rock Cats this season.  He currently leads the organization in strikeouts, and struck out eight in his last 11-plus innings. Steady
17 Rashad Eldridge NBR Rashad Eldridge has honestly been one of the more consistent outfield prospects in the Twins organization this season, and continues to hit well for New Britain.  In his last seven games, he is batting .307, and is hitting .417 in his last three. Rising
18 Kyle Waldrop NBR Waldrop continues to struggle for the Rock Cats, and his last three starts have been very tough on the young right-hander's confidence.  In his last 14 innings of work, Waldrop has allowed 12 earned runs, and has lost two of three decisions. Falling
19 Dan Leatherman BEL With the promotion of Robert Delaney to Fort Myers, it is assumed that Leatherman will become the closer for the Snappers.  He has been great all year for Beloit, and picked up a save in his last four appearances. Rising
20 Jose Morales ROC Morales has been struggling with the stick lately, but he is still the best hitting catcher in the organization this season.  In his last six games, he is batting only .236, though he is batting .300 in his last three. Steady
21 Matthew Moses NBR The move back to the Eastern League has done Matt Moses good, as he is starting to hit the ball with consistency.  In his last ten games, Moses is batting .333, and has driven in 11 runs. Rising
22 Steven Tolleson FTM Tolleson is tearing the cover off the ball for the Miracle lately, and is one of a handful of Miracle doing anything with the stick.  He has also risen to the top three in the organization in steals, and is batting over .500 in his last nine games. Rising
23 Brock Peterson NBR Peterson is mired in a slump at press time, but he has been a big stick for the Rock Cats this season.  However, in his last ten games, Peterson is batting only .227, and has not hit a home run. Falling
24 Bobby Korecky ROC Congratulations to the Rochester closer, as Korecky recently tied Travis Bowyer for most saves by a Red Wings pitcher.  He has been solid for the Red Wings this season, and is an International League All-Star. Rising
25 Brandon Roberts NBR It has been an up-and-down season for Roberts, who is finally starting to hit on a regular basis for the Rock Cats.  In his last seven games, Roberts is batting .368, and has scored three times. Rising

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