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

1 | Phil Hughes | CHA | He didn't pitch last week, but holds on to top spot with phenomenal overall numbers. | 1 |

2 | Tyler Clippard | TAM | 0-1 with a 2.94 ERA in 2 starts last week, but still struck out 19 batters in 12 1/3 innings pitched. | 2 |

3 | Justin Christian | TAM | Hit just .192 last week but still had 3 doubles and 2 stolen bases. Hasn't grounded into a double play since June 26th! | 3 |

4 | Matt DeSalvo | TAM | Had his streak of 6 straight quality starts snapped, serving up 6 earned runs in his last start. | 4 |

5 | Kevin Thompson | TRE | Hit just .200 last week but still managed 3 doubles and 4 RBI. Downward trend continues, hitting just .211 in his last 15 games. | 5 |

6 | Sean Henn | COL | His "required" rest has already begun, throwing just three innings in his last outing. He has pitched just four innings in August. | 6 |

7 | Tim Battle | CHA | Had gone hitless in 3 straight games, hitting just .148 last week with one extra-base hit. | 7 |

8 | Mitch Jones | COL | His RBI drought has reached 8 games and he hit just .200 for the Clippers last week. | 8 |

9 | Mike Vento | COL | Saw action in just 4 games last week, hitting .143 with 0 RBI. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 11 games. | 9 |

10 | Shelly Duncan | TRE | Had just two hits last week, hitting just .105, but both hits were home runs. | 10 |

11 | Mike Martinez | CHA | Gave up his first earned run in his last 13 appearances last week. Struck out 2 batters in a game for just the second time since late May. | 11 |

12 | Jeff Marquez | CHA | Like Henn, he began his "required" rest last week. He'll pitch 2-inning stints for the remainder of the regular season. | 12 |

13 | Kevin Reese | COL | Hit .318 last week with 3 extra-base hits & 3 RBI, qualifying as a "hot" week for the Yankees' positional prospects. | 13 |

14 | Colter Bean | COL | August is starting to resemble his month of May when he posted a 7.53 ERA. Has a 4.26 ERA in August. | 14 |

15 | Melky Cabrera | TRE | Hit safely in all 6 games last week with 2 doubles & 3 RBI. However, he's hitting just .239 since being demoted from Columbus. | 15 |

16 | Ben Jones | CHA | Snapped out of his funk, hitting .393 with 4 extra-base hits & 6 RBI. He's hitting .312 with runners in scoring position. | 17 |

17 | Edwar Gonazlez | CHA | Hit just .211 last week with 2 RBI, but he's still hitting an even .333 with runners in scoring position. | 18 |

18 | Cody Ehlers | TAM | Went just 1-15 last week and he's now hitting .047 in his last 11 games. His PT will be cut down with Urick back in the lineup. | 16 |

19 | Eric Duncan | TRE | Hit .250 last week with 3 RBI, but struck out 11 times! He's still trying to improve his .196 average with runners in scoring position. | 19 |

20 | T.J. Beam | CHA | Struck out four in his 2 innings of scoreless relief last week. The "goof-balls" are back in Charleston. | 20 |

21 | Christian Garcia | CHA | His struggles at home continue, owning a 5.57 ERA at Joseph P. Riley Park. He still had a 3.27 ERA in 2 starts last week. | 21 |

22 | Marcos Vechionacci | CHA | Hit just .208 last week but still managed to score 5 runs. His 68 runs scored still ranks 4th in the Yankees' farm system. | 22 |

23 | Matt Smith | COL | Struck out two more batters in a shutout appearances last week, which was his only game. | 23 |

24 | Mario Holmann | CHA | Hit .300 last week with a pair of stolen bases. He's hitting .305 over his last 14 games. | 24 |

25 | Justin Pope | TRE | Tossed 5 innings of scoreless relief last week. He has given up just 2 HRs all season. | 28 |

26 | Jeff Karstens | TRE | Struck out 8 in 4.1 innings last week, but gave up 9 more hits. Opponents are hitting .291 against him. | 25 |

27 | Josh Smith | CHA | He hasn't walked a batter in his last 4 appearances with Charleston after walking batters in his last 4 games with Tampa. | 27 |

28 | Heath Castle | TAM | Opponents are hitting .277 against him but his ERA is only 2.10. It doesn't add up, but he's getting the job done. | NR |

29 | Bronson Sardinha | TRE | He's hitting .302 in his last 14 games after hitting .350 last week with 3 extra-base hits & 6 RBI. | NR |

30 | Rudy Guillen | TRE | Promoted to Trenton last week and hit .370 with 2 home runs. He's hitting .405 in his last 12 games. | NR |

**Falling Out of the Power Rankings**: Charlie Isaacson (26), Charlie Manning (29), and Paul Thorp (30).

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

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