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last updated: 06/07/2005

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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
 01 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  You, sir or ma'am, are wondering why I keep Fielder in the #1 spot ahead of Rickie Weeks, and I'll tell you why right now: Prince is a year younger, and do you have any doubt he'd be putting up similar numbers at Rickie's age? We might find out next year
 02 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  Junior Spivey is not long for Milwaukee
 03 Hardy, J.J.   MLB   SS 37 R R
  This will probably be James Jerry Hardy's last time on the Power 50 before he graduates off the list, so let's all tip our caps (or hats, whatever your preference) to him and wish him the best of luck in the big, rich world that is Major League Baseball... don't spend it all in one place, kid
1  04 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  If and when the Brewers seem inclined to trade Brady Clark later this season, Dave is just about ready to step into a starting role in the bigs
1  05 Capellan, Jose   MLB   CL 38 R R
  Jose is getting to that place where my annoyance with him rises with each game where the seperation betwen talent and performance is readily apparent
 06 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Not bad overall, but like Capellan next to him, uneven starts have plagued him all season
 07 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Sometime around the second week of May, Corey must have been divinely inspired by chef Emeril Lagase because he's a whole pile of Bam! in his bat since then
 08 De La Rosa, Jorge   MLB   MR 38 L L
  King George's time on the Power is nearly nigh, only 6.1 innings away from graduation off of this ship of tools (5-tools, that is)
6  09 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  Putting aside the extra home runs he's allowed, Sarfate has finally earned my approval for promotion - he's shown he can be a good, strong AA pitcher and needs to be moved up
1  10 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  Has had some very un-Eveland starts in the past month, giving up lots more hits and/or walks than usual
2  11 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  You can get away with allowing a .289 hitting clip off of you in rookie ball, but Manny is rapidly learning this is increadingly unwise in AA and beyond
 12 Rogers, Mark   A   SP 33 R R
  On the DL with a finger blister for the past stretch, someone might want to send him some Dr. Scholl's so his feet don't succumb to it, too
3  13 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 37 L R
  Has seen his huge advantage over fellow Sounds corner outfielder Corey Hart dwindle, fade and finally disappear and now has some work to do just to get back to where he should be
1  14 Gallardo, Yovani   A   SP 33 R R
  At the beginning of the season, the Brewers promised not to overwork Yo (and Mr. Rogers), and they are holding to their word, though most of Yo's appearances are so short that you can't get a good read on him
1  15 Cruz, Nelson   MLB   RF 39 R R
  Strikes out enough to make Russ Branyan cry, but you need to be promoted if you're smoking the Southern League with an OPS of well over 900
2  16 Iribarren, Hernan   MLB   2B 35 L R
  12 errors at second base es no bueno
1  17 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Turning into the Brewers' top catching prospect by defualt - the Cap'n hasn't had much crunch all season
2  18 Mercedes, Roque   A   SP 33 R R
  The unveiling of the system's secret weapon is less than a month away - watch out
 19 Salome, Angel   A   OF 33 R R
  Somewhere under the Arizona sub, Angel Salome is beating out Bryan Opdyke for a trip to Helena
3  20 Pena, Luis   A   CL 36 R R
  Strange that as soon as Luismar started being lumped in with the system's top prospects, he got injured... 'cuz that never happens to young Brewers pitching prospects
3  21 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Hitting the ball well and not getting injured - ain't life grand when you can do two things at once?
3  22 Wahpepah, Josh   A   MR 35 R R
  Basically version 2.0 of 2004 Beloit Tim Dillard, Wahpepah could earn a full time starting gig here pretty quick
8  23 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  Getting on base like he should have last season, TGJ might earn that promotion to AAA afterall
3  24 Escobar, Alcides   MLB   SS 33 R R
  I don't like to be too critical when an 18 year old is hitting .310+ in full-season ball, but the defense and the plate discipline has to improve if you're going to play full-season ball
new  25 Anderson, Ryan   A   SP 40 L L
  The Little Unit is back, and if he's healthy, he is going to be doing more than a little damage to opposing hitters
1  26 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  If everything goes OK, will be ready for spring training next season
7  27 Taubenheim, Ty   A   SP 37 R R
  Who knew a year ago that Ty was going to be in position to pass Mike Jones on the Power 50 a year later?
5  28 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Callix is having a very similar season to the Tony Gwynn '04 Huntsville campaign
1  29 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  It might be Cruz who gets the call to Nashville once Weeks gets promoted here in a few weeks
8  30 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  Another half season of productivity like this and the Brewers will start thinking about turning Housman into a LOOGY
6  31 Heether, Adam   MLB   IF 37 R R
  Hasn't been able to stay healthy this year, and, yah, the Brewers just drafted 2 third baggers in the first 3 rounds of the draft
3  32 Woolard, Glenn   A   SP 38 R R
  The wheels are coming off in a AA season that should have left him kicking at the door to AAA awhile ago
14  33 Dillard, Tim   A   MR 36 R R
  Three complete games on limited pitch counts and a slightly above 1.00 WHIP - what's not to love?
2  34 Barnes, Justin   A   MR 37 R R
  No reason Barny shouldn't be in the West Virginia pseudo-rotation instead of Montalbo or Johnson
14  35 Villanueva, Carlos   MLB   MR 36 R R
  Home runs are not your friend, Carlos, and the sooner you learn that, the quicker you'll move
new  36 Ford, Darren   MLB   CF 34 R R
  Please welcome Milwaukee's answer to Joey Gathright
5  37 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  The ol' catching experiment ain't working great but Vinny is still hitting well enough to keep right on trucking back there
6  38 Richardson, Grant   A   1B 36 R R
  I might not concentrate that well either if I were the next guy on the depth chart behind Overbay and Fielder
new  39 Bibbs, Kennard   A   RF 39 L L
  KB be back on the Power 50 after proving hit bat is actually, to my suprise, legit in AA
 40 Anderson, Drew   A   OF 38 L R
  Drew to continues to hit well for a middle infielder
15  41 Baker, Josh   A   MR 37 R R
  One of the biggest, if not the biggest, disappointments of the season
2  42 Stetter, Mitch   A   MR 38 L L
  It shouldn't be too much longer before the Brewers relize that they have Stetter in AA and Pratt in AAA
13  43 Wooley, Robbie   A   SP 35 R R
  Needs to make some major adjustments in the second half of the season in order to salvage this year
9  44 Costello, Ryan   A   SP 40 R L
  Back with Huntsville and promptly gets lit up in his first start
 45 Novinsky, John   A   MR 40 R R
  Still no word on John's injury status, but wherver you are, good luck
13  46 Sollmann, Steve   A   UT 37 R R
  Subscribes to the Rickie Weeks school of batting, whereas if the ball is inside, you are wise to lean into it
new  47 Periard, Alex   A   SP 32 L R
  Drafted a year ago and still only 17, this young Canuck has a long time to grow and improve what is already a mature arsenal of pitches
7  48 Gamble, Jerome   A   MR 39 R R
  Bizarre stat of the year - more than half of the batters that have faced Jerome this year have either struck out or scored
3  49 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  Only a few more weeks until the diehard Charlie Fermaint fan club can really get going again
new  50 Hinton, Robert   A   MR 35 R R
  The Power 50 needed a new Hinton, and since TH the DH is currently indisposed in Chicago's farm system, we must turn to Robert, West Virginia's ostensible closer

Players removed this week: Josh Brady... Ben Diggins... Will Lewis... Nick Slack... John Vanden Berg...

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