**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 | He didn't pitch last week, but hold on to top spot with phenomenal overall numbers. | 1 |

2 | Tyler Clippard | TAM | Allowed just one earned run in his start last week, walking his first batter in three games. He has a 1.98 ERA over his last 6 starts. | 3 |

3 | Justin Christian | TAM |
Hit .308 last week with 5 doubles, a triple, 6 runs scored, and
7 stolen bases!
He should get promoted to help Trenton's playoff push. |
4 |

4 | Matt DeSalvo | TAM | Forget the fact he has a 2.14 ERA over his last 3 starts - he has 29 strikeouts during that time! | 5 |

5 | Kevin Thompson | TRE | Hit just .143 last week but still managed to score 5 runs, steal 4 bases, and have 4 RBI. A lot of players would take that kind of "down" week. | 2 |

6 | Sean Henn | COL | Still dealing with a mild case of "dead" arm, Henn returned to the mound last week - albeit for one inning. | 6 |

7 | Tim Battle | CHA | Hit .389 last week with 5 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits, 3 stolen bases, and 2 RBI. Where's the partridge in a pear tree? | 10 |

8 | Mitch Jones | COL | Had four hitless games last week, hitting just .111, but did club 2 more home runs. He's hitting just .212 over his last 32 games. | 7 |

9 | Mike Vento | COL | Hit just .208 last week with 0 extra-base hits & 2 RBI. He's still hitting .371 with runners in scoring position. | 8 |

10 | Shelly Duncan | TRE | Hitting .222 last week is a "hot" streak for him lately. The power is still there, hitting 4 extra-base hits with 7 RBI though. | 9 |

11 | Mike Martinez | CHA | Hasn't given up an earned run in almost 2 months, including three appearances last week. | 14 |

12 | Jeff Marquez | CHA | Another solid performance last week, bringing his ERA down to 2.35 over his last 7 starts. | 17 |

13 | Kevin Reese | COL | Hit just .200 last week with 0 RBI, but did manage to score 5 runs. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 8 games. | 11 |

14 | Colter Bean | COL | Didn't give up an earned run in 3 appearances last week. He also didn't record a strikeout either. | 15 |

15 | Melky Cabrera | TRE | Demoted to Trenton and hit .250 with 4 runs scored, one home run, and 3 RBI for the Thunder last week. | 12 |

16 | Cody Ehlers | TAM | Ouch! A 1 for 23 week is going to hurt anybody's ranking. 3 RBI in his last 21 games isn't getting the job done at a power-hitting position. | 13 |

17 | Ben Jones | CHA | Had 4 more hitless games last week as a 2-4 game prevented him from taking the donut. His days of hitting .300 are a distant memory. | 16 |

18 | Edwar Gonzalez | CHA | Quietly goes about his business. He hit .333 last week with a HR & 4 RBI. He has 7 HRs & 26 RBI in his last 35 games overall. | 24 |

19 | Eric Duncan | TRE | Hit .250 last week with 3 HRs & 7 RBI. He's now hitting .296 over his last 8 games. | 24 |

20 | T.J. Beam | CHA | Demoted to Charleston, Beam tossed another shutout relief appearance for the Riverdogs. Back in town to bolster playoff charge. | 19 |

21 | Christian Garcia | CHA | Still trying to regain his form, Garcia had a less-than-stellar outing last week. He has 15 walks in his last 24 innings pitched. | 18 |

22 | Marcos Vechionacci | CHA | Hit just .125 last week but only struck out once. The balls are simply not finding the holes for him lately. | 21 |

23 | Matt Smith | COL | Gave up his 2nd earned run since promotion to Columbus. Lefties are hitting just .160 against him at AAA. | 25 |

24 | Mario Holmann | CHA | Hit .333 last week in a strange week. He had 2 extra-base hits and 0 stolen bases. That's not like him. | 22 |

25 | Jeff Karstens | TRE | Still very inconsistent this year, Karstens was due for a decent week. Will this coming week be a bad one? | 30 |

26 | Charlie Isaacson | TRE | Did not pitch last week. | 23 |

27 | Josh Smith | CHA | Like Beam, Smith was brought back for Charleston's playoff run. He responded with 2 scoreless innings for the Riverdogs. | 27 |

28 | Justin Pope | TRE | Gave up earned runs in back-to-back games last week. Still has solid numbers across the board. | 28 |

29 | Charlie Manning | TRE | Got smacked around for 5 earned runs in New Britain and allowed 8 base runners in a little over 2 innings pitched last week. | 29 |

30 | Paul Thorp | TAM | Another earned run last week gives him a 5.59 ERA over his last 20 appearances. Opponents are hitting .293 off of him with runners in scoring position. | 20 |

**Falling Out of the Power Rankings**: None.

**Players Considered For This Week's Top 30**: Yosvany Almario-Cabrera and Heath Castle.