Twins Prospect Power Rankings v.2

Here is the first installment of Twins Prospect Power Rankings. In this, we look at the top-25 performers for the Twins farm system this season. This is not a ranking of the best prospects in the system, but rather who is performing the best right now.

Rank Name Team Comments PREV
1 Anthony Swarzak ROC Swarzak has been lights out for Rochester this season, though he has no wins to show for it.  Still, he is second in the system in ERA, and has walked only two in 17.0 innings of work. NR
2 Carlos Gutierrez FTM The right-hander leads the organization with a 0.50 earned run average through his first 18.0 innings of work.  He will be in New Britain before too long. NR
3 Danny Valencia NBR The reigning TCD Prospect of the Week, Valencia has been a beast for the Rock Cats lately, and seems to be hitting his stride.  He has pushed his average over .300 the past few days. NR
4 Anthony Slama NBR Slama moves up another notch this week, and still has yet to allow an earned run in 2009.  The reliever has struck out nearly two batters per inning in 2009. 5
5 David Bromberg FTM Through his first 15.1 innings of work this season, Bromberg has posted a 2.93 earned run average, and has gone at least five innings his last two starts.  He has allowed two earned through his last 11 innings. NR
6 Joe Benson FTM Benson continues to stay healthy in 2009, and the Miracle faithful are loving it.  His blend of speed and batting are one of the more deadly combinations in the Florida State League. 17
7 Ramon Santana BEL Santana continues to hit for a high average in 2009, and currently leads the organization in batting.  He has three home runs, eight ribbies, and is batting .365. 8
8 Robert Delaney NBR Delaney, the reigning Reliever of the Year, is third in the system in earned run average, and has struck out 19 batters in a little over 13 innings of work in 2009. 11
9 Ben Revere FTM Top prospect Ben Revere is bating close to .300 in 2009, thanks to some good hitting as of late.  He is batting .324 in his last ten games, and has walked eight times. NR
10 David Winfree ROC Winfree has taken a liking to the International League, and currently is batting over .300 on the season.  He has hit safely in nine of his last ten games. 18
11 Zach Ward NBR Ward has been solid for the Rock Cats this season, and has an earned run average under 2.00 through his first seven appearances in 2009.  The right-hander can start or come out of the bullpen, making him a great arm to have. 15
12 Matt Macri ROC Macri has shown good power to start the 2009 season, and has three home runs so far this year.  His average has dipped a bit lately, but he is still batting .275 overall. 9
13 Joe Testa BEL Testa has been great out of the bullpen for the Snappers in 2009, and continues to get better every time out.  He will likely be used often during this year's campaign. 7
14 Dustin Martin ROC Martin takes a huge dip from his number one ranking last week, but it is a long season.  He is one of the better prospects in the organization, but his bat has gone cold lately. 1
15 Deibinson Romero FTM The 22-year old Romero has been great overall this season for the Miracle, but he is struggling mightily right now.  In his last ten games, Romero has batted under .200, and looks a bit lost at the plate. 6
16 Matt Moses NBR Moses is starting to pick up steam in the Eastern League in 2009, and has entered the top-ten in batting average due to his hot hitting as of late.  In his last eight games, Moses has three multi-hit efforts. NR
17 Yohan Pino NBR Pino got lit up on April 17, but has pitched well since.  Since that six-run outburst, Pino has been pitching shutout ball through his last three appearances. 2
18 Kyle Waldrop FTM Waldrop has made a smooth transition to the bullpen, and although he was a great starting prospect, he may be even better from the pen. 20
19 Brian Dinkelman NBR The middle infield prospect has batted only .250 through his last ten games, and is batting .250 overall for the season.  He has been consistent, but needs to start getting on base more. 16
20 Cole Devries NBR Devries takes a tumble this week, as he falls far from his number three ranking 12 days ago.  He was hit hard on April 17, and although he pitched well last time out, he still falls. 3
21 Jonathan Waltenbury BEL Waltenbury has been in the training room more than he has been on the field, and he is itching to get back in the lineup. 4
22 Wilson Ramos NBR Ramos has not hit consistently lately, but he has gotten on base.  The catching prospect He has hit safely in six of his last ten, and has two hits in two of his last three games. 14
23 Trevor Plouffe ROC Plouffe has struggled a bit these past two weeks, though he is not likely to be taken out of the lineup.  He'll find his stroke, and is not a guy who hits under .200 for long. 12
24 Nicholas Romero BEL The "other" Romero has hit better than Deibinson, and is currently third in the organization in batting.  He is also third in runs batted in, and has turned heads this season. NR
25 Matthew Fox NBR Fox was once considered a top arm in the system, and he is getting back to old form.  He is in the top-five in ERA in 2009, and his 18 strikeouts are second. NR

Dropped out: Armando Gabino (10), Chris Parmelee (13),

Henry Reyes (19)

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