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last updated: 07/10/2004

   
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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Even though Prince's batting average is still down, it's a good sign that his K totals aren't that high
 02 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  It's a shame that J.J.'s shoulder injury wasn't more similar to Junior Spivey's (out 2-4 weeks) than it was to Richie Sexson's (out for the year)
 03 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  Are we finally seeing some signs of life from Rickie's bat?
1  04 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Corey moves back into fourth place, though it is due more to Nelson's slump than his own even-keel play
1  05 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 37 L R
  Leads the minor league system in K's (87), well outpacing those closest to him for the dubious honor
 06 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  With any luck at all, Ben's AAA All-Star start will be his last in the minors
 07 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  Note to Brewers' management: Manny is ready to be promoted to Huntsville. Costello no longer needed in starting rotation there.
3  08 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Finally warming up? The Cap'n has been hitting a few more doubles than usual over the past week
1  09 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  It's the second week of July and Mike has pitched a tick less than 24 innings this year... ouch
 10 Rogers, Mark   A   SP 33 R R
  I really like that the Brewers are taking things slow with Mark, and I hope it is a sign of things to come
2  11 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  Good news is he's back in the AAA lineup; Bad news is that he's still not hitting a whole lot
 12 De La Rosa, Jorge   MLB   MR 38 L L
  Seems to be a little more effective on the mound after sitting out about a month on the DL
 13 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  I admit... it's officially a little tempting to think about Dana in High Desert to finish off the season
 14 Adams, Mike   MLB   CL 41 R R
  Yost keeps getting more and more confident in Mike, and he may make Vizcaino expendable at the trading deadline
 15 Ford, Matt   A   MR 38 S L
  Now that Matt is getting stretched out, I think we'll see what he's really all about in the second half of the season
 16 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  Dennis is now on 16th spot probation - things need to start clicking soon
 17 Bennett, Jeff   A   MR 39 R R
  Has regressed some in late June and July, but when a young pitcher only get to pitch once or twice a week, that's what happens
new  18 Gallardo, Yovani   A   SP 33 R R
  Freshly inked 2nd rounder brings one of those stellar Texas arms into the Brewers' family
 19 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  If Junior can finish the season hitting around .280, most people would have to be satisfied with that after what he went threw during April and May
2  20 Liriano, Pedro   A   SP 39 R R
  It's that time of the year... I predict that Liriano will be traded by the deadline
1  21 Saenz, Chris   A   SP 38 R R
  Just put on the Huntsville DL, which is mandatory for any member of the Huntsville pitching staff
1  22 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Batting average is now firmly above the Mendoza line - hey, it's a start
1  23 Baker, Josh   A   MR 37 R R
  Not too bad, not too great in first four pro appearances (a 4.30 ERA covering 14.2 innings)
1  24 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  This sort of guiles me to type, but Housman should be the guy promoted to Indy when Hendrickson gets the nod to Milwaukee
2  25 Diggins, Ben   A   MR 40 R R
  Finally! He's back! We're probably looking at another few weeks before he's back at Huntsville, though
2  26 Bruso, Greg   A   SP 39 R R
  After rehabbing with the Baby Brewers, Greg was assigned to High Desert, and was greeted with a shelling
4  27 Woolard, Glenn   A   SP 38 R R
  I'm not even sure who is in the Huntsville rotation anymore, but why shouldn't Woolard be there full time?
2  28 Wahpepah, Josh   A   MR 35 R R
  Good start to career, though it would be nice if his high school/college catcher Clay Bevins could also be playing well
2  29 Ballouli, Khalid   A   SP 39 R R
  Seemed to reach the bottoming out point around the last Power 50, and has been a pretty good pitcher again since then
2  30 Vanden Berg, John   A   C 39 R R
  I get kind of worried about John's potential once he gets to Huntsville and beyond, but I'd feel a lot better if he were playing 2 out of 3 days with High Desert
2  31 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Callix's OBP has been dropping steadily for awhile now, and with his compact frame he should be drawing a few more walks
 32 Harper, Jesse   A   SP 39 R R
  After a few good starts, Jesse realized he was a Maverick pitcher
4  33 Wooley, Robbie   A   SP 35 R R
  Robbie is beginning to seperate himself a little from the rest of the Brewers' 2003 HS pitching class
4  34 Gemoll, Brandon   A   1B 39 L L
  It's just not going well
2  35 Hawk, Tommy   A   SP 34 R R
  2004: Arizona, Helena, Beloit, Arizona; Here's to seeing Tommy back in Helena by the end of the summer
2  36 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  As I was saying, could be a good idea to hold Charlie back in Arizona for another season
1  37 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  Get the feeling that Ozzie was only toying with us there for a few weeks? But, hey, it got him the promotion
3  38 Hinton, Travis   AA   1B 39 L L
  I know, I know, I know, it's High Desert, but Prince needs some motivation from another first baseman, and TH is providing it
1  39 Salome, Angel   A   OF 33 R R
  Still hasn't appeared in a game, so injury speculation begins
2  40 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  Lack of walks is finally beginning to pull Vinny down a bit... his .288 average is starting to look a little empty
1  41 Opdyke, Bryan   A   C 35 L R
  A disadvantage of having so many players in Arizona is that you can't give a player like Opdyke all the playing time he needs
2  42 Slack, Nick   A   CL 36 R R
  You have to hand it to Nick because he's been bent all year but hasn't broken, and has thusfar definitely earned himself a promotion to Huntsville next year
2  43 Heether, Adam   MLB   IF 37 R R
  Adam has about a full year in at Beloit, and with Festa performing in Helena, it wouldn't surprise me to see Heether moved up to HD shortly
3  44 Taubenheim, Ty   A   SP 37 R R
  There might well be better options for the bottom of the list here, but Ty has turned into one of my favorites, and it's not like he is sucking it up or anything
3  45 Novinsky, John   A   MR 40 R R
  John has pretty quietly put together a very good season for the Stars
new  46 Barnes, Justin   A   MR 37 R R
  JB's move back to the mound has been paying dividends... he's a more powerful version of Tim Dillard
new  47 Stetter, Mitch   A   MR 38 L L
  Dominant out of the Beloit bullpen, Stetter might have pitched himself into a relief role in the organization
new  48 Lewis, Will   A   UT 38 R R
  Yes, this is the same Will Lewis who struggled in Arizona coming out of college last season
new  49 Iribarren, Hernan   MLB   2B 35 L R
  One of the strangest names in the system has had one of the best U.S. debuts in recent memory - he's hitting for average, power, he's walking and he's stealing bases
new  50 Festa, Tony   A   UT 39 L R
  23rd rounder has been doing just about everything right at third base for Helena

Players removed this week: Kennard Bibbs... Enrique Cruz... Tim Dillard... Kade Johnson... Greg Kloosterman... Guilder Rodriguez...
 

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