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last updated: 04/17/2003

   
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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  Bum right wrist is keeping Nelly out of the lineup for a few days
 02 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Two not-so-good and one good outing with the Stars, a ratio we'd all like to see at the very least reversed pretty soon
1  03 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  Errors are up a tad early, but you still read about plays he makes in the field almost daily
1  04 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Sore elbow is a cause for concern to be sure
2  05 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Offensive production getting a little ridiculous already, so when will teams start pitching around him?
 06 Parra, Manny   A   MR 36 L L
  Could be a replay of Mike Jones' 2002 struggles with the cold Beloit weather early on for Manny
2  07 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Slow start with the stick, but he's been walking and is getting a bit hotter at the plate
 08 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 37 L L
  Back on the field after last week's hamstring injury, and hey, hasn't gotten caught stealing yet
 09 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  Ideally, the walks and strikeouts would have more seperation, but Ben is getting it done early
1  10 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Scoreless streak snapped, but Matt is outplaying fellow Rule 5-er Cruz
1  11 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 37 R R
  Beginning to make the end of the bench sag a little from too much sitting there
1  12 Martinez, Luis   MLB   SP 39 L L
  5 hits allowed in 17 innings pitched is this side of awesome, and in his latest start he couldn't even use his curveball due to a hangnail
1  13 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  Hitting for average, but we're still waiting for the power to come around
 14 Carpenter, Calvin   A   SP 37 R R
  Taking his right-handed Luis Martinez impression a little too far: 9 IP, 2 hits, 10 walks, 11 strikeouts
1  15 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  Making good contact game in and out, and with his age, Huntsville might not be too far off
1  16 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  Slider hasn't been very effective thus far
2  17 Clark, D.J.   A   LF 40 L R
  Earned Cal League Player Of The Week honors
3  18 Hall, Billy   MLB   3B 39 R R
  Pretty much either drawing a walk or striking out, and the switch to second base hasn't been as smooth as hoped
1  19 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  Broken hand continues to keep Ozzie sidelined
2  20 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  May be a more prototypical leadoff/CF than Krynzel when all is said and done
1  21 Murray, Josh   A   3B 35 R R
  Things aren't clicking at the plate yet for Josh
1  22 Gold, J.M.   A   SP 39 R R
  First win in what seems like 6 years is a plus; Still on a strict pitch count, so innings will be hard to amass quickly
 23 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Bold Khalid prediction: He will allow no earned runs in his next 3 starts
 24 Thomas, Eric M.   A   SP 38 R R
  As Mega pitches in the warm Arizona sun, the Power 50 wonders how much sun tan lotion a Mega-person would go through
 25 Zoccolillo, Peter   AAA   RF 42 L R
  Pete is currently honing a new skill: getting hit by a lot of pitches. Hey, if it keeps the OBP up, go for it
2  26 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  11:1 strike out to walk ratio stands out here in the early going
4  27 Wilhelmsen, Tom   A   MR 35 R R
  So far, so good for the 19 year old stringbean
2  28 Morris, Chris   A   CF 40 S R
  Chris has been on and off (moreso off) at the plate, but it looks like he's going to take his best shot at Mike Felder's team stolen base record of 92
 29 Childers, Matt   A   MR 40 R R
  Lack of strikeouts a bit concerning, but a .75 ERA isn't
 30 Lawrence, Joe   A   C 42 R R
  Batting average is taking a spill, and Joe still has to work to prove he can handle AAA
4  31 Guerrero, Cristian   MLB   RF 39 R R
  With each passing week, it seems like the end of the line for Cris gets closer
new  32 Pember, David   A   SP 41 S R
  Resigned to the Indy squad, where he'll spend the season on the DL.
1  33 Veras, Wilton   A   3B 41 R R
  Another one of the many in Indy who isn't hitting. Did someone replace their bats with fake bats?
1  34 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  It's only the third week of April and already I need the short season to start because I've run out of quips for Carlos
1  35 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  As I guessed prior ro the season, Callix is struggling with batting average, but all his secondary numbers are good, so there is lots of hope
1  36 Stavros, Tony   A   CL 39 R R
  Why on earth is Bobby Bystrowski closing for the Mavs? We demand Tony!
2  37 Scarborough, Steve   A   SS 41 R R
  Just not working at the plate early on this season
 38 Raburn, Johnny   A   IF 40 S R
  Johnny may actually be capable of not having one single extra base hit all season in High Desert, but with an OBP closer to .500 than not, it is easy to look past that
 39 Villanueva, Froilan   A   C 41 R R
  The Brewers might as well use Froilan in a utility role now because that is likely what he'll have to do as he moves along
4  40 Plasencia, Francisco   A   CF 35 L L
  Unfortunatly, if I'm not seeing you play, you slip down the chart, and while Francisco could well shoot back up later, I'm apathetic about him at the moment
1  41 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  Why has Brandon attempted to steal a base three seperate times already? That should be enough for him for 3 seasons
2  42 Steitz, Jon   A   MR 39 R R
  A minor arm injury lands Jon on the DL, but is any arm injury ever minor?
2  43 Hall, Dan   A   SP 40 R R
  Seizing the ace of staff role with a commanding 3.21 ERA, which is in Hendrickson territory
1  44 Nance, Shane   A   MR 42 L L
  Remember Brian Mallette? He's in Japan now
 45 Paz, Rich   A   UT 42 R R
  Clearly has the AA thing down, and it is not like the AAA guys are hitting, so send Paz up there
2  46 Hall, Bo   MLB   MR 39 R R
  Losing the battle of the halls, and not even getting any spot starts
1  47 Esparragoza, Pedro   A   C 37 R R
  Any offense Pedro can provide is excellent, and he is out-hitting Vanden Berg so far
1  48 Coco, Pasqual   A   SP 42 R R
  Should be in Milwaukee if for no other reason than his name will give fans something to talk about during games
new  49 Foster, Brian   A   C 38 R R
  Smacking the ball around again in High Desert, but can the plate discipline appear?
 50 Vanden Berg, John   A   C 39 R R
  Playing 2 of every 3 games so far, and is drawing some walks

Players removed this week: Nic Carter... Manny Ramirez...
 

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