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last updated: 08/14/2003

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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  Batting average and walks both rebounding nicely after a slump, and that is why J.J. is your #1 prospect
 02 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  Well, he hit a home run, that's good
 03 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Prince has only hit like 1 or 2 home runs in the past week... what's the deal?
 04 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  In about a week, Rickie has been hit in the elbow, hit in the head, and promoted two levels... welcome to the Brewers, kid
 05 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  Sore left pectoral might be a nuisance the rest of the season, but it is nothing to be concerned about long term
 06 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  A second opinion on the MRI was better than the first, but I'd want about 3-4 more opinions to make sure
 07 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  Batting average has taken a huge slide recently
 08 Martinez, Luis   MLB   SP 39 L L
  Got passed over for a promotion to Milwaukee and had a start rained out in the same week... life must be tough
 09 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  After a bout with some minor shoulder stiffness, Ben came back strong Thursday night
 10 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Now second in the organization with 42 extra base hits, and first among players not named Prince
 11 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Matt is done for the season with a sore arm which may or may not have been caused by having him start a few times, but even if that did cause it, you can't blame the Brewers for trying him out there
1  12 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  You heard it here first about the mental tiredness thing, but here's to hoping Tony can break through it in the last few weeks of the season
1  13 Hall, Billy   MLB   3B 39 R R
  Could someone please take Eric Young off of our hands?
2  14 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  Another daunting Power 50 challenge in coming up with blurbs for a season with Ben not doing any pitching
 15 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  Another guy that seems to be hitting the mental wall a bit, Pedro's ERA has ballooned quite a bit lately
 16 Wilhelmsen, Tom   A   MR 35 R R
  No new word on Tom's injury, so we're still crossing fingers that he'll be back for the end of the season
1  17 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Captain Lou: the only man in the system who can break an ankle and still move up a spot
1  18 Petty, Chad   A   SP 37 L L
  Chad just might as well close his eyes and throw until the end of the season, because he's going to be in Huntsville next season either way
 19 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  You know, all it took was a few injuries to get Ginter some playing time, so with the way things are going, Enrqiue may yet start some games this season
 20 Clark, D.J.   A   LF 40 L R
  D.J. "organizational soldier" Clark is back in Huntsville after not earning a demotion in the first place
 21 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  This weird rash of injuries in the minors all seemed to have started with Mr. Moss, but I don't blame him... too much
 22 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  Wacky thought for next season: try Jason at either second or third base
 23 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  The plot in the great batting race between Kade and mighty Mike Kremblas thickens as Kade's average took a big jump of almost 20 points, but Mike managed to eclipse the Mendoza line
 24 Zoccolillo, Peter   AAA   RF 42 L R
  Batting average not going the way I had hoped, but there is still time left in the season - give 'em heck, Zocco!
 25 Machado, Alejandro   A   2B 37 S R
  Getting into his groove at the plate moreso as he bats leadoff, so keep him there I say
 26 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Promote Khalid, give him a shot to start... we don't want this turning into another series of Ryan Miller rants
2  27 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  The ability to uncork 10 K's against 1 walk and 2 hits in 6 innings is one of the reasons we love the guy so much
1  28 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  Ozzie is showing some vague signs of life as the batting average continues its slow trudge up from the gutter
1  29 Carpenter, Calvin   A   SP 37 R R
  5 steps forward, 6 walks back
1  30 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  Should head up a Beloit rotation in 2004 that will consist of at least 3, and maybe 4, lefties
1  31 Varner, Noochie   MLB   RF 39 R R
  Still have to think that Noochie won't be among those promoted to AAA next season
1  32 Childers, Matt   A   MR 41 R R
  Matt is doing very well for himself in his return to AAA, and may well earn a September cup of coffee
1  33 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  As long as Mike keeps the ball down, he's fine, but if that slider floats at all, it isn't pretty
2  34 Obermueller, Wes   A   MR 42 R R
  All the sudden, Wes realized he was the #4 starter on the Brewers, and knew the success wouldn't last
3  35 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  I mention a possible start and his innings go down - c'mon!
3  36 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  I'm going to take a guess and say that Brandon will finish with the team lead in HR at the end of the season
3  37 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  I'll give Jeff that it is one heck of a smoke and mirrors show
3  38 Pember, David   A   SP 41 S R
  For a complete lack of anything else to say here, let's just give Dave a moment of silence
1  39 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Say hello to your new Beloit DH
2  40 Vanden Berg, John   A   C 39 R R
  Good news: 3 points shy of tying Prince in batting average; Bad news: 90 points behind Rickie Weeks
4  41 Gold, J.M.   A   SP 39 R R
  Removed from the 40-man today after returning from the DL last week... this organization has an ironic sense of timing
6  42 Nance, Shane   A   MR 42 L L
  If Shane is held back in Indy next season, will he be a part of the "first wave" of prospects?
3  43 Ramirez, Manny   A   1B 37 R R
  Holding Manny back from Beloit at this point is like continuing to rev up the motor in a hot rod even after the flag drops
1  44 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  Since Charlie played less than half of an AZL season, probably likely he'll be back there to start next season
4  45 Murray, Josh   A   3B 35 R R
  In the same vein as Mega Thomas, we're just going to give Josh a do-over and have him start from scratch on a Power 50 bid
2  46 Mannon, Adam   A   RF 36 R R
  Hot streak at the plate is no more; walks need to keep coming to keep up the OBP
2  47 Bibbs, Kennard   A   RF 39 L L
  KB is refusing to budge from his .360 OBP
new  48 Slack, Nick   A   CL 36 R R
  The Slackman has been dominant out of his closing role in Helena, and unlike Eveland, will stay as a closer next season
new  49 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  A .444 OBP is a good way to grab some attention
new  50 Acosta, Gilberto   A   SS 37 S R
  Give this man a plane ticket to Helena, please?

Players removed this week: Justin Barnes... Greg Kloosterman... Chris Morris...

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