Twins Prospect Power Rankings

Here is the latest Prospect Power Rankings. While our top prospect stays the same, some players are really starting to blaze up the charts. 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 Slowey continues his mastery of the International League, as he was dominant once again in his last two starts.  He won one game, allowed only two earned runs in 15.1 innings of work, and keeps people wondering why he isn't helping the Twins right now. Steady
2 Danny Valencia FTM This kid has become the top position player prospect in the Twins organization this season, and he is locking in against Florida State League pitching now.  Valencia is batting .313 over his last nine games, and is tied for the organizational lead in home runs. Steady
3 Garrett Guzman NBR Big jump for Guzman this week, as he could be a guy who is ready to help the Rochester Red Wings right now.  He batted .500 over his last five games, and has bumped his batting average well over .300.  He is just a great story. Rising
4 Robert Delaney FTM Sure his numbers in the Midwest League were unbelievable, but this kid is getting out hitters in the Florida State League at the same rate.  Now a top relief pitching prospect in the organization, he has put himself on the fast track for New Britain next year. Rising
5 Jeff Manship FTM Manship has been getting touched up lately for the Fort Myers Miracle, but he is now a name that is coming up on all prospect boards across Minor League Baseball.  He won one of his last two starts, but allowed five earned in his last 9.2 innings. Steady
6 Oswaldo Sosa NBR Sosa has locked in for the New Britain Rock Cats, and has leapfrogged fellow Rock Cat Yohan Pino in this week's rankings.  He has fared well in his last two starts, winning a game, and has allowed only three earned run combined. Rising
7 Trevor Plouffe NBR Over his last ten games, Plouffe is batting only .231, but he is starting to heat up once again.  In his last five contest, the young shortstop is batting .316, and has added another home run to his season total. Steady
8 Steven Tolleson FTM What a season Tolleson has put together, as he has backed up his TCD Player of the Week honor with another great week.  The young infielder is batting over .300 in his last ten games, and has put himself in the top-3 of Twins middle infield prospects. Rising
9 Jay Rainville FTM The right-hander who drew comparisons to Roger Clemens early in his career is finally all the way back from an injury that robbed him of the 2006 season, and he is throwing bullets in Fort Myers.  In his last 10.2 innings, he has struck out nine batters, and has allowed only three earned. Rising
10 Yohan Pino NBR Pino drops a bit this week, due to the fact that Eastern League hitters really smacked him around during his last two starts.  In those outings, Pino allowed seven earned runs, and dropped both of his decisions.  He did manage to strike out 10 in 17.2 innings. Falling
11 Tyler Robertson BEL Robertson is our first Snapper in the rankings this week, as his incredible season continues to go in the positive direction.  The left-hander struck out 15 batters in his last 11 innings of work, and is slated for Fort Myers next season. Rising
12 Nick Blackburn ROC Blackburn is back in the top-15, after coming back strong from an injury.  The young right-hander has had one of the better seasons of any International League pitcher in 2007, and deserves a serious look at the Twins rotation next season. Rising
13 Brock Peterson NBR Imagine this: A 49th round selection becoming one of the top hitters in his organization.  That is exactly what Brock Peterson is doing, as his power bat has not let up in the Eastern League.  He could honestly be a Major Leaguer one day. Blazing
14 Anthony Swarzak NBR Swarzak drops a bit this week, as he really struggled for the New Britain Rock Cats lately.  The right-handed ace in the making gave up seven earned in his last 12 innings of work, though he did pick up a win and walked only one. Falling
15 Alex Burnett BEL Burnett and Robertson have made for a great 1-2 punch in the Midwest League since the team lost Jeff Manship to Fort Myers, and he continues to eat innings.  The right-hander allowed only one earned in his last two starts, and struck out seven. Rising
16 Erik Lis FTM Lis is on one of those streaks that every major Minor League publication takes notice of.  He picked up back-to-back FSL Player of the Week honors recently, and drove in his 90th run of the season on Monday. Rising
17 Brandon Roberts NBR With his terrible beginning of the season in the rearview mirror, Roberts is a top hitter in the Eastern League right now.  He is batting an amazing .400 over his last eight games, and has his batting average close to .300.  Incredible considering where his average was a couple of months ago. Rising
18 Matt Tolbert ROC Tolbert is currently in a funk, and that could be due to the fact that he never got his promotion to the Minnesota Twins.  Many believed he was the frontrunner to go up when Jason Bartlett went on the Disabled List, but he is still with Rochester. Falling
19 Brian Dinkelman FTM Dinkelman is mired in his worst slump of the season, and it is one that dropped him plenty of spots this week.  While his season has been a breakout one, he is batting under .200 over his last ten games. Falling
20 Juan Portes FTM The Fort Myers Miracle offense has had a rebirth in recent weeks, and Juan Portes is a big reason why.  He continues to hit for the Miracle, and is batting an amazing .395 over his last ten.  In that span, he has hit four home runs, and has driven in ten runs. Blazing
21 Denard Span ROC Span continues to make a steady rise up our charts, and if he can continue to hit close to .300, like he has been doing recently, he could be back in line to take over for Torii Hunter in Minnesota. Rising
22 Timothy Lahey NBR A top reliever for the Twins organization for the entire season, the Eastern League All-Star continues to be a rock out of the Rock Cats bullpen.  The right-hander saved two of his last four games, though he has been getting hit pretty hard. Steady
23 Rashad Eldridge NBR Eldridge has been decent at the plate lately for the Rock Cats, and you have to be happy with what you have gotten out of him this season.  He is batting only .250 over his last ten games, though he has scored five times. Steady
24 Brian Duensing ROC Duensing is having a great season for the Rochester Red Wings, and like Manship, is starting to pop up on plenty of prospect rankings.  The left-hander knows how to win games, and it will be interesting to see where he fits in the Twins future plans. Steady
25 Steven Singleton BEL Singleton is another middle infield prospect who is having a good season, and he is getting real hot for Beloit lately.  Singleton is batting over .300 over his last ten games, and has picked up 12 hits. Rising

Dropped Out: Joe Benson (19), Bobby Korecky (22), Matthew Moses (23)

Jose Morales (11)

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