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last updated: 05/29/2003

   
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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  Nelly is going to be getting some heated competition for the number one spot in the coming weeks as Hardy comes back and the Brewers draft at #2
 02 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  Lingering injuries continue to keep JJ out of regular action
 03 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Mike continues to be among the league leaders in walks depite making strides in pounding the plate
 04 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Who would have guessed Prince wouldn't be among the batting leaders in the Midwest League at the end of May?
 05 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  Got creamed for the first time in Beloit on Tuesday, and it won't be the last time, but the times will be few and far between, trust me
1  06 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  OBP is nearing .400, and a promotion may be right around the corner because of it
1  07 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  MRI on elbow was negative, but Ben will be in Maryvale until his elbow is pain-free
 08 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Slugging percentage has reawakened to last year's form after a spring lull
 09 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  The dreamlike season continues for Matt, who has become less a liability and more of a stabilizing force in the pen
new  10 Petty, Chad   A   SP 37 L L
  Going from the Tigers to the Brewers is probably a good thing, but going from the Flordia State League to the Cal League might make Chad cry... welcome to the Brewers!
 11 Martinez, Luis   MLB   SP 39 L L
  Luis, like Mr. Parra, got really rocked for the first time this season, and like Mr. Parra, will have to realize that happens from time to time
2  12 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  Arm troubles worse than originally feared and it looks like Ben will miss most of, if not the rest of, 2003
1  13 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  May get to 90 AB yet this season. Wah-hoo
1  14 Clark, D.J.   A   LF 40 L R
  Hitting very respectably so far, considering the troubles a lot of guys have had making the jump to AA
1  15 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  Bat still in High Desert?
1  16 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  The Power 50 speaks, Jason listens: Belcher walked a handful of times last week, and if he keeps up that plate patience, he'll be good to go for Huntsville in no time
1  17 Wilhelmsen, Tom   A   MR 35 R R
  Tom notched the first complete game by a Brewer minor league pitcher this season, congrats!
2  18 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  ERA fine but everything else... meh
2  19 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Like many Beloit bats, Steve keeps on struggling at the plate, but the walks keep coming, too
1  20 Hall, Billy   MLB   3B 39 R R
  I guess .250 was too much to hope for?
1  21 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  The Power 50 does not worry about 40 AB
 22 Zoccolillo, Peter   AAA   RF 42 L R
  Walks have come back to normal, now let's see the power, Pete
2  23 Carpenter, Calvin   A   SP 37 R R
  I will not back down from my comments that I think Carp will become the Beloit staff ace by the end of the season
 24 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Should be back in the Beloit rotation soon enough, but there's going to be a bit of a crunch there
2  25 Gold, J.M.   A   SP 39 R R
  At least he didn't give up a home run
1  26 Murray, Josh   A   3B 35 R R
  Back to the Pioneer League for Josh, who probably should have been assigned there all along
1  27 Thomas, Eric M.   A   SP 38 R R
  Well, there's always short-season ball for Mega, again
1  28 Childers, Matt   A   MR 40 R R
  Finally gaining some seperation between walks and strikeouts
new  29 Varner, Noochie   MLB   RF 38 R R
  You don't see too many 22 year olds skip advanced A and succeed in AA, but not too many 22 year olds are named Noochie, either
2  30 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  Things continue to not go smoothly for Mike, who may need some rest from the closer's role
2  31 Morris, Chris   A   CF 40 S R
  Another OF in Huntsville (Varner) is not good news for Morris
2  32 Pember, David   A   SP 41 S R
  It is heartbreaking watching whoever the Indians have on their staff now pitching when it could be Mr. Pember
2  33 Lawrence, Joe   A   C 42 R R
  Joe keeps hanging on to his high 30's spot because, well, look below him
2  34 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Well, hoping that Callix' BA had reached a low the past two weeks really hasn't worked out so well, so let's see how low it can go!
2  35 Raburn, Johnny   A   IF 40 S R
  As the Brewers seem determined to make Chris Barnwell into a prospect in Huntsville, it looks like Johnny is in for a long season in High Desert
2  36 Barnes, Justin   A   MR 37 R R
  Justin will start the season off in Helena, where he might receieve some third base competition from Taylor McCormack
2  37 Villanueva, Froilan   A   C 41 R R
  Suprising to see that Froilan only has one home run as a Maverick
new  38 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  David Wells comparisons aside, Dana is part of an exciting new injection of lefties into the system
5  39 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  The Melvin regime can sign guys and trade for guys all they want, but Carlos' place on the Power 50 shall stay strong
4  40 Stavros, Tony   A   CL 39 R R
  It's been a Jekyll and Hyde act for Tony thus far, so some consistency would be nice to see
4  41 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  The power numbers continue their ascent for Brandon, who needs to keep the batting average on the rise, too
 42 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  Mowing down Midwest League batters left and right, and the walks have come down, too... with his age, could be promoted to High Desert sometime in the next month
4  43 Esparragoza, Pedro   A   C 37 R R
  Offense slumping back towards last season's numbers, though his defense should keep him in line for a promotion
 44 Santana, Ralph   A   2B 38 S R
  Would like to see Ralph walk even more, but that's nitpicking on his fine season
3  45 Parker, Matt   A   SP 40 R R
  With Diggins' injury more serious than expected, Parker could hang around in the rotation for quite a bit of time
5  46 Foster, Brian   A   C 38 R R
  Now striking out in more than 1 out of 3 AB... eek
 47 Plasencia, Francisco   A   CF 35 L L
  Short-season ball is nearly here, and Francisco better get ready to get going in Helena
new  48 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  It's gone on long enough... Housman has been dominating in Beloit, and isn't showing any signs of letting up
new  49 Mannon, Adam   A   RF 35 R R
  Power-hitting corner OF from the same CC and mold as Travis Hinton, but should have a leg up offensively
4  50 Hall, Bo   MLB   MR 39 R R
  Bo's secondary stats are still top notch, but the ERA has to come down if he wants to survive the draft's effects further up the list

Players removed this week: Kennard Bibbs... Dan Hall... Jeff Robinson... Steve Scarborough... Wilton Veras...
 

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