**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 | TRE | Still leads farm system in K's (30), has a 0.70 WHIP, and is now the youngest pitcher at the AA level. | 1 |

2 | T.J. Beam | TRE | Seems as though the Yankees took our advice and got Beam more innings. Tossed 7 shutout innings of relief last week. | 11 |

3 | Cody Ehlers | TAM | Had two more HRs & 6 RBI last week. He has just 2 less HRs than the entire Charleston team!! | 2 |

4 | Brett Gardner | TAM | His .372 average leads the farm system and he's on pace for nearly 150 walks this season. | 3 |

5 | Steven White | TRE | Had his worst outing of the season last week, lasting just 3 2/3 innings, and he still didn't give up a run. | 6 |

6 | Melky Cabrera | COL | Hit .423 last week and he still has more walks than strikeouts. His .361 average is second to only Gardner. | 9 |

7 | Colter Bean | COL | Like T.J. Beam, Bean has given up just one earned run this season. Tossed 5 more shutout innings last week. | 13 |

8 | Austin Jackson | CHA | His 20 runs scored leads the farm system and his 12 RBI are more than both slugging Duncans. | 8 |

9 | Jose Tabata | CHA | Hit .400 last week, his 24 RBI ranks 2nd in the farm system as does his 10 doubles. | 10 |

10 | Eduardo Nunez | TAM | It's tough putting a .186 average this high, but his 4 HRs, 23 RBI, and 6 stolen bases warrant it. Imagine his numbers when he starts hitting! | 12 |

11 | Phil Coke | TAM | A 0.53 ERA with Charleston earned him a promotion to Tampa where he had a solid debut. | 5 |

12 | Mitch Jones | COL | Still waiting for his normal hot streak. He has just one RBI in his last 11 games. | 7 |

13 | Justin Christian | TRE | His 14 stolen bases lead the farm system but he hit just .125 last week to bring his average down to .244. | 4 |

14 | Elvys Quezada | CHA | It's hard to argue with a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA. Opponents hitting just .136 off of him. | NR |

15 | Jason Stephens | CHA | He's 2-0 with a save and a 0.71 ERA in his last three games, posting a 15 to 1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. | 18 |

16 | Edgar Soto | CHA | He has given up more base runners than Stephens but his 1.19 ERA gets overshadowed in piggy-back situation in Charleston. | 17 |

17 | Reegie Corona | CHA | Hit .429 last week with his first two career home runs. Filling in nicely for the injured C.J. Henry. | 29 |

18 | Kevin Thompson | COL | Something just doesn't look right when Thompson has as many home runs as doubles and triples combined. | 19 |

19 | Charlie Manning | TRE | Had two more scoreless outings last week and opponents are hitting just .180 off of him. | 22 |

20 | Jason Jones | TAM | Hell has indeed frozen over - Jones walked three batters in one game. Other than that, he could be the 2006 version of T.J. Beam. | 26 |

21 | Darrell Rasner | COL | Solid again last week, Rasner keeps putting up quality starts and throwing strikes. | 20 |

22 | Brett Smith | TAM | Had his worst outing of the season last week, making it 4 straight games with at least as many hits as innings pitched. | 14 |

23 | Kevin Reese | COL | Has a 13-game hit streak - best in the farm system - but he's not filling the box scores like last year. | 23 |

24 | Shelley Duncan | TRE | Leads Trenton in home runs, which isn't surprising. But has anybody noticed his .275 average leads the Thunder starters as well?!? | NR |

25 | Eric Wordekemper | CHA | Forget the fact he hasn't walked a batter yet. He still hasn't given up a hit to a lefty yet, which is even more impressive. | 28 |

26 | Christopher Malec | CHA | Has solid numbers overall but he hit just .174 last week and has gone ten straight games without an extra-base hit. | 15 |

27 | Gerardo Casadiego | TAM | Leads the farm in saves (4) and right-handed batters are hitting just .227 off of him. | 21 |

28 | Abel Gomez | CHA | It's tough putting a guy averaging 7 walks per 9 innings on this list, but his 1.00 ERA and .127 opponents' average are special. | NR |

29 | Guillermo Villalona | CHA | Tied for the system lead in wins (3) and he has a 0.90 WHIP ratio. He's calling himself "Bryan" these days, his middle name. | NR |

30 | Ben Himes | TAM | His .281 average and 4 home runs are very solid, but with 5 RBI, it has to be frustrating hitting behind Ehlers and Nunez. | NR |

**Falling Out of the Power Rankings**: J.T. Stotts (24), Jeremy King (25), Alan Horne (27), and Wilkins Arias (30).

**Players Considered For This Week's Top 30**: J. Brent Cox, Kevin Howard, Jim Conroy, Vince Faison, and Francisco Butto.