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last updated: 04/25/2004

   
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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  The jump to AAA hasn't gone as well as it could have, but J.J. is making contact and just not getting the balls to fall in the right place
 02 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  Hitting the ball well, but the secondary stats aren't where they should be (yet) - 4 walks in 47 AB, and 1 out of 4 on stolen base attempts, plus no home runs
 03 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Prince's swing is still in a little bit of a winter hibernation, but this bear's bat won't stay this dormant for long
3  04 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Corey just continues to flat-out hit, and if he continues to hit like this, we might just have to wait on his defense before he gets the big promotion
1  05 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 36 L R
  43 at-bats, no walks, 16 strikeouts, .209 batting average - c'mon, Brad
1  06 Parra, Manny   A   MR 36 L L
  Best guess on Parra's return is a trip out to High Desert in about three weeks
1  07 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Not a fantastic first three starts in Huntsville this season, but at least the Brewers didn't decide to start Mike off in Indy
1  08 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Saenz' magic debut should hopefully inspire Ben to keep working hard, because eventually a Brewers starter will go down, and eventually young pitchers will get their shot
1  09 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 37 L L
  I reufse to eat crow yet for predicting some doom and gloom for Dave in Indy - he always seems to get off to hot starts
2  10 De La Rosa, Jorge   MLB   MR 38 L L
  "Underwhelming" seems to be the operative word with DLR through his first few starts with Indy
 11 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Which is more shocking: that Cap'n Lou is not leading Beloit in slugging percentage, or that Cap'n Lou has as many extra base hits as Gilberto Acosta has hits?
1  12 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Small Ford seems to be readjusting to life in the minors pretty well, though he would have been another interesting option as a callup instead of Saenz
1  13 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  A few too many baserunners allowed and a few too many miles away from High Desert
 14 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  No hints yet that the Brewers are planning on moving Pedro to the bullpen in AAA to help him get ready for that role in the Majors
4  15 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 35 L L
  Holy Manny Parra impersonation, Batman!
4  16 Capuano, Chris   A   SP 41 L L
  Was it that Chris really injured his hammy running to first, or was it that he wanted a few more weeks on the Power 50? He'll get the weeks, four innings shy of graduation off of the list
2  17 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  This battle between Gwynn and Moss that we all were looking forward to has fizzled out before it ever got off to a start
1  18 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Out about another three weeks with another injury of some sort - this time on the DL is really beginning to pile up
3  19 Bennett, Jeff   A   MR 39 R R
  One strikeout in 10+ innings of work as a Brewer, so you can't say he's not pitching to contact
1  20 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Khalid is starting to get a little bit of traction in the Cal League and has to be one of the first guys up to Huntsville when they start needing pitchers
3  21 Bruso, Greg   A   SP 39 R R
  Looking at a June return for Bruso, and he's still pretty young (23), so it's no biggie as long as he returns healthy
1  22 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  One of the benefits of doing the Power 50 every other week is not having to make up something to put in Diggins' comment box
2  23 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 37 R R
  Striking out half the time in AA, and this guy may be our best third base prospect
3  24 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  One thing to watch about Adams is his slight propensity to give up home runs, which will not be a welcome attribute once he gets to Miller Park
1  25 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  Doesn't appear to be taking the return trip to AA too well, and he's not even starting (he's earned at least that), so why should he?
2  26 Kloosterman, Greg   A   SP 37 L L
  The K-man picked up the pace a little bit in his last appearance, hopefully getting himself on track for a successful run as summer kicks in
11  27 Saenz, Chris   A   SP 38 R R
  I'll admit to be the last person that would have guessed that Saenz would have either been called up to Milwaukee or had the start that he did for the Brewers, but I think I speak for everyone here at Brewerfan when I say congrats, and best of luck to you, Chris
2  28 Belcher, Jason   A   RF 37 L R
  Not happening as of yet for Jason in AA, but a starting job or just some consistent playing time might help
 29 Vanden Berg, John   A   C 39 R R
  Not walking much thus far, but you can't fault Vandy anywhere else in this young season
2  30 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Walking, stealing bases, and playing small ball like it was meant to be played... now someone just has to show Callix how to play defense
3  31 Johnson, Kade   A   C 41 R R
  Kade seems up to the task of keeping up with the pace that Vanden Berg and Palmisano are setting elsewhere in the organization
2  32 Acosta, Gilberto   A   SS 37 S R
  Gilberto is getting a lot of chances to take the starting shortstop job away from Josh Murray, but he's not hitting any better than Josh is
2  33 Ramirez, Carlos   A   SP 35 L L
  I'll kiss Melvin if he promotes Ramirez to Beloit after Carlos is done with rehab in Arizona
1  34 Childers, Matt   A   MR 40 R R
  Older brother Jason doing the closing in Indy, so Matt continues to blend more into the background
2  35 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  How about Charlie for a switch to third base? He's athletic and stuff and played infield some in high school
1  36 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  So far, more like 2002 than 2003
2  37 Woolard, Glenn   A   SP 38 R R
  Glenn is getting some pretty good peripheral numbers to back up a plus ERA in the Cal League, which is a good sign for a guy with average stuff
4  38 Bausher, Tim   A   SP 40 R R
  Bausher is now moving into a part-time starting role, which means more funky-chicken delivery, more often... he puts enough wear on his arm relieving - just leave good enough alone, Doug
5  39 Anderson, Drew   A   OF 38 L R
  Not walking nearly enough yet, and if Drew turns out to be another one of those Pioneer League flukes, I'm going to deny that league's existence
1  40 Ramirez, Manny   A   1B 37 R R
  Like Hardy on a smaller scale, Manny is hitting 'em, he's just not hitting 'em where they ain't
4  41 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  Outslugging Cap'n Lou so far - who knew the kid from Racine had it in him?
1  42 Slack, Nick   A   CL 36 R R
  11 hits allowed in 6 innings, but only 1 walk allowed, so not all is going badly with Mr. Slack
3  43 Stewart, Paul   A   MR 41 R R
  Has Stew rediscovered himself as a reliever? Hey, whatever gets this guy to the show
3  44 Hawk, Tommy   A   SP 34 R R
  Beloit needs a pitcher or two, so don't be surprised to see Tommy up in Beloit fairly soon
1  45 Wooley, Robbie   A   SP 34 R R
  One of my favorite defensemen in the NHL is Jason Woolley, which has absolutely nothing to do with Robbie
2  46 Taubenheim, Ty   A   SP 36 R R
  WHIP of over 1.00? C'mon, Ty, you're killing me here
2  47 Opdyke, Bryan   A   C 35 L R
  It must be pretty even odds on whether or not Bryan gets called up to Beloit before short-season starts or not
new  48 Boyd, Dan   A   RF 41 R R
  Meet the new Pete Zoccolillo, as good as the old Zocco?
new  49 Martin, Forrest   A   SP 39 R R
  Forrest is doing what it takes to win in the Cal League - don't allow many base runners, and minimize home run damage
new  50 Hinton, Travis   AA   1B 38 L L
  Nice to see Hinton getting some good rips in after struggling through some injuries for a few years in Beloit

Players removed this week: Ozzie Chavez... Josh Murray... Tom Wilhelmsen...
 

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