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last updated: 05/22/2003

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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  How much does that High Desert offense need Brad back? Heal quickly and well, Mr. Nelson
 02 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  Is it too much to ask that for once, a guy having a breakout season for the Brewers doesn't get injured?
 03 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Mike keeps allowing fewer and fewer hits, and his walks allowed are slowly declining, too
 04 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  It is completely unfair to complain about an OPS just a tick over 900, but I'll do it anyway
1  05 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  Best BB/IP ratio of any starting pitcher in the system
1  06 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  From the warm of Alabama to the warm of Phoenix for some rehab; get better, Ben
 07 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  5 triples but 10 caught stealings? It makes no sense
 08 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  On pace for his first 100 RBI season, and it should be the first of many
1  09 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Came in in a tied ballgame on Tuesday - could the Brewers finally be realizing that he might be better than just an innings-eater?
1  10 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  A dead arm less than 2 months into the season may yet be another reason to move him to closer
 11 Martinez, Luis   MLB   SP 39 L L
  The next step for Luis is getting those walk totals down, which might take a bit of work
 12 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  Hitting the ball better as he gets more at-bats... weird how that works
1  13 Clark, D.J.   A   LF 40 L R
  Sample size is small, but 5 walks in first 26 AA at-bats is a very good sign
1  14 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  1-22 isn't a grand AA entrance, but you can't help but feel good that Kade got this far
 15 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  Jason has never really struck out that much, but the walk total needs to come up
 16 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  Upon further research, Pedro finishes stronger than he begins, so I'll ease up on his stats for awhile
 17 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Third in the system in triples (3) behind the uberspeedy DJ Clark (4), and the man he's chasing, Dave Krynzel (5)
1  18 Wilhelmsen, Tom   A   MR 36 R R
  Yet even more from the useless statistics department: Tom is 2nd in the organization in wins, with 4, and also 2nd in non-High Desert pitchers in HR allowed, with 5
1  19 Hall, Billy   MLB   3B 39 R R
  It's like running into a brick wall with these guys: they start playing well, and they get hurt; see also Power 50 #'s 1, 2, 6, 10, etc.
1  20 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  Ozzie's back and he's walked 3 times in 15 AB
1  21 Carpenter, Calvin   A   SP 37 R R
  The bad apart about this little shoulder problem is that Carp's stats (which are not great) won't get a chance to get turned around for a bit
1  22 Zoccolillo, Peter   AAA   RF 42 L R
  In 2002, Zocco had a midseason power surge, so let's hope as summer comes we'll get that again, because the Indians desperately need some offense
1  23 Gold, J.M.   A   SP 39 R R
  What else can you say at this point besides "wait and see?"
 24 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Best guess is Khalid should be back around the same time as Carpenter, sometime in the middle of June
 25 Murray, Josh   A   3B 35 R R
  If he's healthy, he probably shouldn't be losing playing time to Chas Terni, but maybe a trip back to Maryvale might be best
 26 Thomas, Eric M.   A   SP 38 R R
  Who would win in a tag-team wrestling match, the two Eric Thomases or the two Dan Kolbs? Discuss
 27 Childers, Matt   A   MR 41 R R
  I'm kind of going against my own rule by keeping a middle reliever up so high, but in my mind, Matt should be closing for Huntsville right now, no slight against Mike Adams
 28 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  The quick road to Milwaukee has officially hit a hiccup
 29 Morris, Chris   A   CF 40 S R
  Striking out or walking about one out of every three plate appearences, which is getting close to Jeremy Giambi range
 30 Pember, David   A   SP 41 S R
  Finding the rehab complex in Maryvale less spacious every passing day
 31 Lawrence, Joe   A   C 42 R R
  Joe is currently benefitting from a huge swath of guys below him on the Power 50 underachieving, so even there's no real way I could move him down (not to say I want to)
 32 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Last week, I stated I hopes his batting average had reached its low point, and this week I'll state the same thing
 33 Raburn, Johnny   A   IF 40 S R
  Well, he was on a roll
 34 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  For one week, I'm not going to mention how much I'm looking forward to Carlos pitching in Helena
1  35 Villanueva, Froilan   A   C 41 R R
  I submit Froilan's name as next on the list to be moved up to AA
1  36 Stavros, Tony   A   CL 39 R R
  Numbers once again skewed after being utterly torched for the second time this season, but if Tony keeps getting torched, that's not a good thing
 37 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  That pressure of having more extra base hits than Nelson and Fielder combined must be getting to him, as his average slumped a good bit this past week
new  38 Barnes, Justin   A   MR 37 R R
  Corey has some competition in the 3B prospect department, finally
1  39 Esparragoza, Pedro   A   C 37 R R
  Keith Osik #2? Could be
2  40 Hall, Dan   A   SP 40 R R
  ERA is quickly turning into something resembling a Colorado Rockies pitcher's ERA
1  41 Foster, Brian   A   C 38 R R
  OPS now close to 800 and OBP under .300, but Brian is providing most of the power in the High Desert lineup
3  42 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  Leads the Beloit staff in walks and strikeouts, yet only has 2 wild pitches, so that might mean he isn't missing by a whole lot when he is missing
4  43 Veras, Wilton   A   3B 41 R R
  Maybe Boston will give us something for him
3  44 Santana, Ralph   A   2B 38 S R
  Ralph has gone from 2 errors in the first few games of last season to 2 errors in the first 35 of this one - kudos
4  45 Scarborough, Steve   A   SS 41 R R
  Each week, I think it can't get any worse at the plate, but it does
3  46 Hall, Bo   MLB   MR 39 R R
  Like much of the rest of the Beloit staff, his ERA jumped up quite a bit last week
3  47 Plasencia, Francisco   A   CF 35 L L
  When (not if, mind you) Francisco makes it to the big leagues, he will be the 10th Francisco to make it there
new  48 Parker, Matt   A   SP 41 R R
  I've said for awhile that if Matt ever got back into the rotation, he'd be back on the Power 50, and wham-o, bam-o, here he is
new  49 Robinson, Jeff   A   SP 42 R R
  Jeff is about to become uneligable for the Power 50 (he turns 26 on June 2nd, and he's not in AAA), but he's healthy, so we'll give him some love
new  50 Bibbs, Kennard   A   RF 39 L L
  The diminuative KB may have the least amount of power in the system, but if he keeps getting on base, he's very useful

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