**Note**: This list is not about who are the better players or prospects, but rather who is doing the best and making the most of their opportunities.

Rank |
Name |
Team |
Comments |
Last Week's Rank |

1 | Phil Hughes | CHA | Had another 7 scoreless innings last week. Has given up just 3 runs in 5 starts at home this season! | 2 |

2 | Mitch Jones | COL | Cooled off considerably with four straight hitless games and just three hits last week. | 1 |

3 | Sean Henn | COL | Hasn't given up an earned run in his last two AAA starts. Has a combined 1.48 ERA in AA & AAA. | 5 |

4 | Kevin Thompson | TRE | Ranks in top 5 in avg (.333), doubles (16), runs (35), & SBs (16) in Yankees' farm system. | 7 |

5 | Mike Martinez | CHA | Good peripherals or not, he hasn't given up a run in his last 11 games. Oh yeah, 15 saves ain't bad either. | 8 |

6 | Justin Christian | TAM | Has hit safely in all 5 games since promotion to Tampa. Total of 35 runs scored & 20 stolen bases. | 17 |

7 | Jason Anderson | COL | Has a 0.69 ERA in the month of May and opposing batters are hitting just .160 against him in '05. | 18 |

8 | Ben Jones | CHA | In the midst of a 4-game hitless streak with just four hits all of last week. | 3 |

9 | Cody Ehlers | CHA | Has more walks than Battle & Nacci combined! Leads farm system in on-base percentage (.439) | 10 |

10 | Jeff Karstens | TRE | Tossed eight shutout innings last week and he has won three of his last four starts. | 19 |

11 | Matthew DeSalvo | TAM | He has won three straight decisions and despite all the walks, he has a respectable 1.30 WHIP ratio. | 14 |

12 | Tim Battle | CHA | Does a bit of everything, including striking out in 15 straight games. If he learns selectivity, watch out! | 12 |

13 | Matt Carson | TAM | Like Battle, Carson does a lot on a baseball field. He's hitting .297 in May with 10 extra-base hits. | 13 |

14 | John Urick | TRE | Has stumbled this month, hitting just .236 with 6 runs scored in May and two extra-base hits in last 8 games. | 11 |

15 | Kevin Reese | COL | Had three straight hitless games last week for the first time this season. Hitting just .256 this month. | 9 |

16 | Shelly Duncan | TRE | Monster week (5 HRs & 9 RBI in six games) catapults Shelly. Still very streaky this year however. | 30 |

17 | Gabe Lopez | TRE | Finally starting to cool off - hitting just .278 this month and just .208 last week with one extra-base hit. | 4 |

18 | Tyler Clippard | TAM | Had his worst outing of the year last week. Still striking out better than one batter per inning however. | 6 |

19 | T.J. Beam | CHA | He has given up just one run in his last ten games. Opposing batters hitting a paltry .110 against him. | 21 |

20 | Paul Thorp | TAM | Hasn't given up a run in his last 9 games and owns a 1.35 ERA with 6 saves in the month of May. | NR |

21 | Christian Garcia | CHA | Is 0-2 in his last two starts despite decent outing in his last start. Opponents are hitting .230 off of him | 15 |

22 | Justin Pope | TRE | Owns a 1.93 ERA in May and he still hasn't given up an earned run on the road this season. | 26 |

23 | Abel Gomez | TAM | He has given up 9 times as many walks as Jason Jones, but still has as many wins (2). His 2.59 ERA in nice. | NR |

24 | Melky Cabrera | TRE | Hit .310 last week but needs to show the power he displayed in Tampa last season. | 28 |

25 | Jeff Marquez | CHA | Had his first sub-par outing since April 20th last week. Has walked 2 or less in last 3 starts, which is nice. | 22 |

26 | Erold Andrus | TAM | Has a 5-game hit streak going and hit his first HR of the month last week. Power is still not there. | 29 |

27 | Eric Duncan | TRE | Hit just .214 last week with one extra-base hit and 0 RBI. 4 stolen bases this month is nice. | 27 |

28 | Marcos Vechionacci | CHA | Hit just .148 last week with one run scored, but his 29 runs this season still ranks high in the system. | 20 |

29 | Bronson Sardinha | TRE | Hit .482 last week with 2 home runs to bring his overall numbers to a respectable level. | NR |

30 | Eric Hacker | CHA | Has given up just 2 earned runs in his first four starts but has just one win for his efforts. | NR |

**Falling Out of the Power Rankings**: Brett Smith (16), Jason Jones (23), Colter Bean (24), and Grant Plumley (25).