The top of the rankings went unchanged, but there were some majors shifts below the top three. Rob Brantly moved up to Toledo and continued to have success, while Justin Henry continued to struggle and fell out. Several players are right on the edge of the top 10.
A reminder: These rankings come in a vacuum. A player’s upside or position in the farm system has no effect. We already do a list of top prospects. This list is for which minor leaguers are performing the best, period. Only players currently in the minors are eligible.
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Here are the new TigsTown Power Rankings:
1. Brad Eldred (DH, Toledo)
Season stats: .310 AVG, 23 HR, 62 RBI, .718 SLG, 1.095 OPS
Eldred went 7-for-26 with two more homers during the week.
2. Nick Castellanos (3B, Lakeland)
Season stats (Lakeland): .405 AVG, 3 HR, 32 RBI, .553 SLG, 1.014 OPS
Season stats (Erie): .250 AVG, 0 HR, 1 RBI, .292 SLG, .532 OPS
Castellanos got the call-up to Erie during the week and got off to a quick start with two hits in each of the first two games, but he’s 2-for-16 since.
3. Bruce Rondon (RP, Lakeland)
Season stats: 1-0, 2.21 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 12 saves
After 12 straight scoreless outings, Rondon allowed an earned run on one hit and one walk on June 6. He rebounded with a scoreless inning and a save on June 10.
4. Rob Brantly (C, Erie)
Season stats (Erie): .311 AVG, 3 HR, 23 RBI, .461 SLG, .820 OPS
Season stats (Toledo): .412 AVG, 0 HR, 1 RBI, .412 SLG, .912 OPS
Brantly was called up to Toledo during the week and got off to a great start, going 7-for-17 with three walks.
5. Dean Green (1B, West Michigan)
Season stats: .306 AVG, 9 HR, 38 RBI, .502 SLG, .883 OPS
Green had a solid, start to the week, but was placed on the DL on June 9. Before being put on the DL, he went 4-for-12 with a double and two RBIs.
6. Tyler Clark (RP, Lakeland)
Season stats: 3-0, 1.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP
Clark pitched once in the past week, throwing a perfect inning and striking out two on June 10.
7. Jordan Lennerton (1B, Erie)
Season stats: .286 AVG, 11 HR, 37 RBI, .510 SLG, .882 OPS
Lennerton rebounded from a really rough week by going 6-for-17 with three walks and a home run. On June 8, he went 2-for-4 with the home run and four RBIs.
8. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)
Season stats: .318 AVG, 2 HR, 30 RBI, .452 SLG, .862 OPS
Suarez’s 12-game hitting streak ended on June 10, but he went 7-for-21 with four doubles and three walks during the week.
9. Michael Torrealba (RP, West Michigan)
Season stats: 3-2, 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 4 saves
Torrealba had another rough outing, giving up two hits and an earned run on June 9. He allowed one hit over two innings while striking out four in his other outing during the week.
10. Curt Casali (C, West Michigan)
Season stats: .315 AVG, 5 HR, 21 RBI, .503 SLG, .928 OPS
Casali has been tearing it up recently. In the past week, he went 9-for-23 with five doubles.
Dropped out: Justin Henry
Just missed: Jade Todd, Avisail Garcia, Thad Weber, Matt Crouse, Franklin Navarro