TigsTown Power Rankings: 3rd Edition

Can Larish take the top slot?

After three-plus weeks of minor league baseball, Chris Cody has dominated the power rankings. Can a hot week from Jeff Larish or Dallas Trahern vault them over Cody, or will Cody remain on top for the third week in a row?

Note: The rankings are reflective of how the player has been playing as of late, and are not meant to replace the TigsTown Top 50 rankings. This list includes all players in the minor leagues, but not all are technically prospects. We'll include any standout performances as they warrant inclusion, but special consideration is given to those that are actually prospects as opposed to minor league veterans.

Stats Updated as of 4/29

1. (LWR: 1) SP Chris Cody (WMI)
Cody has continued his early season dominance of the MWL; two more starts in the books, just one earned run allowed over 14 innings of work, including 13 more strikeouts

2. (LWR: 13) 2B Jeff Larish (ERI)
Larish turned it back up this past week, with five extra base hits (including two more home runs) and 9 runs driven in

3. (LWR: 3) SP Dallas Trahern (ERI)
Trahern's strikeout numbers are still low, and probably will forever be so, but he put up another win for the ‘Wolves while giving up two runs over six innings

4. (LWR: 8) SP Virgil Vasquez (TOL)
Vasquez continues to roll after his first start jitters; struck out six over 7 1/3 innings in last week's start en route to a win

5. (LWR: 6) Justin Justice (LAK)
Justice didn't have quite the same power this past week, however, he still had three more extra base hits and brought home five runs despite a slow week at the plate for the Flying Tigers

6. (LWR: 2) OF Mike Hernandez (LAK)
Hernandez followed much the same fate as Justice, seeing his production fall along with the rest of the team. He still had three extra base hits for the week though.

7. (LWR: NR) SS Brent Dlugach (ERI)
Emerged in a big way this past week hitting over .400 for the week, including four extra base hits and crossing the plate eight times

8. (LWR: 7) RP Brett Jensen (WMI)
A save and another scoreless week for Jensen keep him roughly the same as last week

9. (LWR: 4) OF Cameron Maybin (LAK)
Missing a couple games limited his production and caused his drop, but still hit .333 with a triple and another stolen base (he's tied for 2nd in the FSL behind teammate Ovandy Suero)

10. (LWR: 10) 2B Mike Hollimon (ERI)
Continues to produce despite skipping a level and adjusting to a new position; had three more extra base hits and drove in six runs for the week

11. (LWR: NR) SP Eleazar Aponte (LAK)
Aponte vaults himself into the power rankings with six shutout innings that earned him a victory; Aponte also struck out five

12. ((LWR: NR) OF Timo Perez (TOL)
Not truly a prospect, but tough to keep him off the rankings after another strong week, including two home runs in addition to hitting .375 for the week

13. (LWR: NR) SP Luke French (LAK)
Another new addition to the power rankings; French didn't pick up a win but the big lefty gave up just two runs over seven innings of work

14. (LWR: NR) IF Mike Hessman (TOL)
Another non prospect that couldn't be ignored after hitting six extra base hits, including four home runs (only downside; all four were solo shots)

15. (LWR: NR) OF Jeramy Laster (WMI)
Laster finally creeps his way into the back end of the rankings with a couple of extra base hits and four walks

Other Notables: RP Corey Hamman (TOL): 2 G, 0 ER, 2 K ; SP Dennis Tankersley (TOL): 7 IP, ER, 5 K; OF Andres Torres (ERI): 11-28, 3 XBH, SB; 1B Ryan Strieby (WMI): 8-23, 3B

Dropped from the Rankings: #5 OF Ryan Raburn (TOL), #9 SP Burke Badenhop (LAK), #11 SP Jair Jurrjens (ERI), #12 SP Andrew Miller (LAK), #14 2B Scott Sizemore (WMI), #15 SP Jonah Nickerson (WMI)

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