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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
1  01 Weeks, Rickie   A   2B 37 R R
  Just another few games and one of the shortest top-10 Power 50 runs will be overwith, so I thought I'd hand him the #1 spot in honor of the event... good luck, Rickie, may you win many batting titles and not make way too many errors in the field
1  02 Fielder, Prince   A   1B 35 L R
  Not in the #1 spot for the first time in almost 15 months, I still think Prince is a better pure hitter than Weeks, but only time will tell... Prince'll be back next time at #1
4  03 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Corey's new person Power 50 high , and he's a prime candidate to move into the #2 spot which will be vacated next time around
 04 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  Proving himself to be not ready for the bigs yet with his AAA performance, which may result in Brady Clark getting his contract extended
 05 Capellan, Jose   MLB   CL 38 R R
  Dissapointing shift to the bullpen, though Jose could be one of the best closers in baseball if he works out there
4  06 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  Could it be that Dana is a dark horse candidate for the open #2 spot next time around? Could be
1  07 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Up and down AAA year hasn't exactly compelled the Brewers to bring him up
 08 De La Rosa, Jorge   MLB   MR 38 L L
  One out shy of graduation off the Power 50, JDLR will be off next time, and there will be yet another top 10 hole to fill... congrats, King George
6  09 Cruz, Nelson   MLB   RF 39 R R
  In a dead heat with Corey Hart in the race for who would be called up if the Brewers needed a corner outfielder
1  10 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  Still in AA for some reason or another
 11 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  More shoulder problems for Manny, in what is quickly turning into a disappointing year
2  12 Gallardo, Yovani   A   SP 33 R R
  Has pitched the best out of all the West Virginia starters this year; The Brewers may shut him down before the end of the year as he approaches 100 IP
1  13 Rogers, Mark   A   SP 33 R R
  Still here, there, everywhere with his stuff, and still looking for pro win #1
1  14 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 37 L R
  Spending time in AA for the third straight year, but this stay won't last for very long, nor was the demotion from Nashville deserved
1  15 Iribarren, Hernan   MLB   2B 35 L R
  Just played in the Futures Game, a real honor for any minor league player
new  16 Braun, Ryan   MLB   OF 36 R R
  Brewers' first round pick made debut in Helena, but should be up to Huntsville by the start of next season
2  17 Salome, Angel   A   OF 33 R R
  Somehow moved past Palmisano despite being putrid in the field early on in the Helena season, so it isn't necessarily a tribute to Angel
1  18 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Has found a nice groove hitting about .250... if he can keep that up all the way to the majors, he'll have a long career
new  19 Inman, Will   MLB   SP 32 R R
  The state of Virginia's career HS strikeout king, Inman throws in the low 90's with three other solid offspeed pitches and a great attitude on the mound
7  20 Taubenheim, Ty   A   SP 37 R R
  The current "It" guy in the system, Ty will have a big opportunity to nail down a starting spot in the AA rotation for the rest of the year
3  21 Mercedes, Roque   A   SP 33 R R
  Hey, Mark Rogers can't find the strike zone, either
2  22 Pena, Luis   A   CL 36 R R
  Hasn't exactly made the Brewers look savvy for protecting him on the 40-man roster
2  23 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Probably has done enough to get promoted next season, and even more importantly, Steve-M has stayed healthy
2  24 Wahpepah, Josh   A   MR 35 R R
  Hasn't given up many home runs since the first month of the season, a good sign for a groundball specialist
2  25 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  Has once again tanked at the plate, dropping is batting average nearly 30 points since last we talked
3  26 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  Won't stick at shortstop with all those errors and won't be stuck in AA with an 830 OPS as a middle infielder
3  27 Escobar, Alcides   MLB   SS 33 R R
  Doesn't walk and doesn't play defense, so he's not really my type of player, but he can hit and run, so he might be yours
3  28 Heether, Adam   MLB   IF 37 R R
  Bold predication: in two years, Adam Heether will hit 25 home runs in AAA
3  29 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Mike is still shooting for pitching some in instructional camp or in the AFL
5  30 Anderson, Ryan   A   SP 40 L L
  Mostly very promising so far in the Little Unit's young Brewer career
4  31 Villanueva, Carlos   MLB   MR 36 R R
  Strict pitch counts, an injury and home runs have hurt Carlos again this season, but it is hard to argue with a 2.21 ERA
1  32 Dillard, Tim   A   MR 36 R R
  Tim still profiles as a reliever, but it sure is nice to know he can get through games with low pitch counts
5  33 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Doing a good impersonation of Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 2004 season right now
4  34 Housman, Jeff   A   MR 38 L L
  I see relieving in Jeff's future
1  35 Ford, Darren   MLB   CF 34 R R
  Everything is good so far for one of the Brewers' best leadoff prospects
6  36 Stetter, Mitch   A   MR 38 L L
  Brilliant in AA, Mitch takes his LOOGY show to Nashville, with an eye towards the major league club next spring
 37 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  Never really got ahold of the whole catching thing, but the Brewers still like his upside as a super-utility player
new  38 Garrison, Steve   MLB   SP 33 L L
  2005's 10th rounder has one of the more fluid deliveries I've seen out of someone his age
7  39 Woolard, Glenn   A   SP 38 R R
  Without a strong finish, Woolard may be pitching himself into the bullpen next year
6  40 Barnes, Justin   A   MR 37 R R
  JB is a potentially dominant reliever, he just needs some more time to get used to being a pitcher full-time
8  41 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  Battering the ball in his repeat performance with Helena
4  42 Richardson, Grant   A   1B 36 R R
  Slowly coming on and producing for the Power
4  43 Bibbs, Kennard   A   RF 39 L L
  Simply needs to get on base more to be an effective player
4  44 Anderson, Drew   A   OF 38 L R
  Another season where you shrug the shoulders and say "eh" - Drew needs to somehow, someway, drive the ball more
new  45 Rasheed, Hasan   A   LF 35 L L
  One of the faster players in the system and also a good defender, Rasheed has to learn how to control the strike zone
2  46 Gamble, Jerome   A   MR 39 R R
  Fresh off the DL, Jerome needs to get to work lowering that almost-9.00 ERA
3  47 Hinton, Robert   A   MR 35 R R
  Forming a solid end-of-the bullpen tandem with Ben Stanczyk (who missed the Power 50 only because JDLR couldn't get one more out), and at only 20, has a lot of upside
new  48 Roberts, Kevin   MLB   MR 35 R R
  Recent 5th round pick from the reliver-factory U. of Houston, Robert is off to a promising start with Helena
8  49 Baker, Josh   A   MR 37 R R
  Generally crappy, and now injured, it might take some time for Baker to work his way back up the list
3  50 Periard, Alex   A   SP 32 L R
  Not a great start to his pro career, but it is a start

Players removed this week: Ryan Costello... J.J. Hardy... John Novinsky... Steve Sollmann... Robbie Wooley...
 

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