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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  I just kind of like being the only person on the planet who'd rather have J.J. over Fielder or Weeks
1  02 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  More glowing comments have never been seen after an AFL season... if you don't pay attention to that fielding stuff
1  03 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Prince has already been promoted to AA... he even forces promotions at the Thanksgiving Day table
1  04 Parra, Manny   A   MR 36 L L
  I still find it weird that our best prospect is a left-hander, and that there are many more left-handers behind him... anyone else remember Derek Lee?
1  05 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  His hamate being fully healed, Brad is having dreams of long, long home runs dancing in his head
 06 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Who has the over/under on Mike starting next season in a rotation?
1  07 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  You keep hearing talk about moving Corey into the oufield, but who is really giving him heat in the third baseman's race? Helms?
1  08 Martinez, Luis   MLB   SP 39 L L
  A very close call between Looie and JDLR, but you have to give the nod to the home-grown guy
new  09 De La Rosa, Jorge   MLB   MR 38 L L
  A Johan Santana starter kit. Very good fastball, good breaking ball, just needs to work on the changeup to get it to that next level.
1  10 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 37 L L
  Despite having a nice season in AA, there seem to be some more doubters than usual on Krynzel's case, but we believe in ya, Dave
1  11 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Ben may be 5 spots lower than Jones, but in terms of the "Major League Sure-Thing" factor, Hendrickson has the distinct edge over Jones
1  12 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  The Captain has already reached what must be every guy's childhood dream: Short-Season All-Star!
1  13 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Yes, Matt is the fourth southpaw among the top six pitching prospects... oh, how Kelly Wunsch wishes he could turn back time
1  14 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  The debate rages on over where Dennis should be on the list, so I'm going to start taking bribes to get the process moving a little faster... PayPal works fine
2  15 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  Bold prediction for 2004: Tony will finish the year higher on the list than Krynzel
2  16 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  A couple of years ago, Pedro would have been one of or the best pitching prospect (any prospect?) in the sysem... now, he's just plain ol' trying to get noticed
1  17 Wilhelmsen, Tom   A   MR 35 R R
  Will Tom surprise again and show up in Huntsville to begin the season?
1  18 Bruso, Greg   A   SP 39 R R
  Check out the Brewerfan forum for my staid defense of Bruso's pitchinghood
1  19 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  Possibly the biggest enigma in the system not named Neugebauer or Gold
1  20 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  My "goldenchild" (not my words) should wind up in AA, but no one will believe me
2  21 Petty, Chad   A   SP 37 L L
  You know when cartoons try to start running so fast that they just stay in the same place? Luckily Petty isn't a cartoon, because he got out of High Desert after the last game that much more quickly
2  22 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  I don't know where or what outfield position he's playing next year, either
1  23 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 37 R R
  Went unclaimed after he was designated for assignment off of the 40-man roster, which kind of speaks to his fall as an uber-prospect
 24 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  Milwaukee's first baseman of the future... right here
2  25 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  Third base, third base, third base, third base, play him at third base
 26 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  We just went about 4 spots without a lefty starting pitcher, so here's another one
2  27 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  I get the sinking feeling that the Brewers won't start my boy in Beloit just to spite me for my Sexson trade comments
new  28 Capuano, Chris   A   SP 41 L L
  The ceiling of a number 4 or number 5 starter, but he's left handed, so that'll give Chris an edge on rotation spots for years to come
1  29 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  Bold prediction for 2004: Mike makes the Milwaukee bullpen out of spring training, beating out Tim Bausher for that final coveted spot
1  30 Childers, Matt   A   MR 40 R R
  Out of options, but I guess if no one is claiming Enrique Cruz, they aren't going to claim Matt, either
4  31 Zoccolillo, Peter   AAA   RF 42 L R
  I'm still recovering from the bitter, bitter news of Zocco being removed from the 40-man
1  32 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  Horrible in Huntsville, great in the AFL, magic in Milwaukee?
5  33 Clark, D.J.   A   LF 40 L R
  D.J. might not even have a starting job coming out of spring training... it's a travesty
2  34 Varner, Noochie   MLB   RF 38 R R
  Since I now lack Billy Hall's comment space for trade prognostication, I'll use Noochie's... my crystal ball says: Noochie will be traded
2  35 Machado, Alejandro   A   2B 37 S R
  Got hated off of the 40-man roster because his first name isn't Rickie and his last name ain't Weeks
2  36 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  At least Weeks' presence in AA will allow the Brewers to not think about promoting Ozzie to AA
2  37 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Milwaukee's second baseman of the future... believe it!
2  38 Vanden Berg, John   A   C 39 R R
  Bold prediction for 2004: JVB will hit 25 home runs in High Desert
1  39 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  If you don't know my opinion about Housman by now... email me
1  40 Ramirez, Manny   A   1B 37 R R
  So he's getting traded for A-Rod and all we're getting in Nomar? Screwed!
1  41 Acosta, Gilberto   A   SS 37 S R
  Gilberto looks to have the inside track on either middle infield spot in Beloit
5  42 Carpenter, Calvin   A   SP 37 R R
  The man everybody on Brewerfan loves to hate and the man it hurts me to love... wait, that was Gerry Oakes
4  43 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  I'd be looking forward to a full spring and half summer playing baseball in Arizona, but I bet all Charlie wants to do is be Beloit... ah, the strangeness of baseball
1  44 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  Rottino is the new Eure
1  45 Kloosterman, Greg   A   SP 37 L L
  Well, someone had to be the last lefty starter on the list
1  46 Anderson, Drew   A   OF 38 L R
  Anderson is the new Youkilis, not that there was an old Youkilis here
new  47 Saenz, Chris   A   SP 38 R R
  Chris appears to be the kind of player that Melvin doesn't want: gives up homers and walks guys; but, Melvin liked him enough to add him to the 40-man roster recently, so we'll give Saenz the benefit of the doubt entering the season
2  48 Bibbs, Kennard   A   RF 39 L L
  Words of advice to KB for 2004: Do not as Chris Morris did in HD... swinging for the fences is a bad, bad idea
2  49 Wooley, Robbie   A   SP 34 R R
  I promise you that by the next Power 50, there will be no more Robert, but a Robbie, or maybe a Chuck
new  50 Bausher, Tim   A   SP 40 R R
  Every time Tim throws, it looks like his arm is going to fall off, but hey, if it works

Players removed this week: Tommy Hawk... Shane Nance... Ty Taubenheim... Terry Trofholz...
 

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