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last updated: 04/30/2006

   
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  Power 50
+/- Rank  Name  Level  Pos  Age 
1  01 Hart, Corey   A   OF 37 R R
  Only got 3 AB before being optioned down to AAA a few weeks into the season and he's still shaking off the rust down in Nashville; The most advanced pure hitter in the minors and deserving off his top prospect status
1  02 Eveland, Dana   MLB   SP 36 L L
  Making his case to be the first starter called up from AAA - a sub 1.00 ERA after 4 starts with dominant secondary numbers; The Brewers may just be looking to make sure he stays conditioned before he's promoted
3  03 Cruz, Nelson   MLB   RF 39 R R
  The Brewers had to expect Cruz to dominate in AAA when they sent him down and guess what? He has
5  04 Gallardo, Yovani   A   SP 33 R R
  Yo has been sublime in the early going, pumping up the strikeout rate and giving quality consistent starts every time out; It's not too early to start thinking about a promotion
 05 Capellan, Jose   MLB   CL 38 R R
  Throwing very well out of the Milwaukee bullpen, just getting hit a little early on... He'll be more than fine as the season rolls on
2  06 Braun, Ryan   MLB   OF 36 R R
  Not hitting as well as I would have thought, but he's been heating up over the past week
3  07 Jackson, Zach   MLB   MR 36 L L
  Still seems to be finding his groove with the Sounds, and his behind Eveland right now on the depth chart
2  08 Inman, Will   MLB   SP 32 R R
  Will has been lights out in his first taste of full-season ball, and is clearly one of the more polished high school arms the Brewers have seen in awhile
15  09 Escobar, Alcides   MLB   SS 33 R R
  Made some huge strides this offseason on his game and it has shown up on the field with more consistent defense and better control of the strike zone
1  10 Rogers, Mark   A   SP 33 R R
  After a really horrible first couple of starts, Rogers has settled down some, but he's mostly either walking guys or getting hit right now
5  11 Salome, Angel   A   OF 33 R R
  Still needs a ton of work behind the plate but he has A-ball pitching figured out pretty well at the plate
5  12 Sarfate, Dennis   MLB   MR 38 R R
  In a pivotal year for Dennis, he's not been sharp and needs to cut down on the free passes pronto
1  13 Krynzel, Dave   MLB   CF 38 L L
  Is this finally David having a breakout season? We'll know a little more once he gets back from his run-in with an outfield wall
2  14 Iribarren, Hernan   MLB   2B 35 L R
  The Hurricane is still hitting, but there's not much behind it at the moment - he needs to draw a few more walks and be a bigger threat on the basepaths
11  15 Fermaint, Charlie   A   CF 34 R R
  Has had some problems staying on the field but when he's on, he's on
1  16 Hendrickson, Ben   MLB   SP 38 R R
  Pretty strong opening to the AAA allowed Ben to be promoted to Milwaukee to serve as their 13th pitcher for awhile... With only 3.2 IP needed to graduate off the list, this is probably Ben's last time on the Power 50 - congrats, and good luck
4  17 Parra, Manny   A   MR 37 L L
  Still in extended spring training rehabbing a sore shoulder, which is growing increasingly frustrating
3  18 Pascual, Rolando   A   RHP 30 R R
  Pascual has allegedly grown some more this past winter, and is now closer to 6'8 or so
 19 Moss, Steve   A   CF 35 R R
  Pretty impressive near-800 OPS for Moss, proving that AA CFs can indeed hit sometimes
 20 Dillard, Tim   A   MR 36 R R
  Adjusting to AA hasn't been quite as easy as the transition to A+ last year
9  21 Jones, Mike   A   MR 36 R R
  Great to see Mike pitching again, even if it's only 2 or 3 innings at a time
new  22 Perkins, Vince   A   MR 38 R R
  Still recovering from an elbow ailment; Once he's activated, he'll probably be optioned to AAA
 23 Gwynn Jr, Tony   MLB   OF 37 L R
  Hitting the ball pretty well, but Tony needs to get that OBP up to be the effective small-ball player that his athletic ability dictates he must be
2  24 Wahpepah, Josh   A   MR 35 R R
  Has bascially matched Gallardo start for start without the impressive K totals, but striking out a lot of guys isn't Josh's game
7  25 Nelson, Brad   A   1B 37 L R
  The Brewers may be forced to demote Brad once again if he doesn't start hitting - a 600 OPS in the PCL ain't a good thing
1  26 Villanueva, Carlos   MLB   MR 36 R R
  For a control pitcher like Carlos, it takes greater and greater precision to be effective further up the ladder, a lesson which he is learning
7  27 Rottino, Vinny   MLB   UT 39 R R
  A great spring with the big club, but not much from Vinny with Nashville
8  28 Cruz, Enrique   A   SS 38 R R
  Very, very quietly still hanging around in the system and playing well enough to keep his name in the hat for an injury call-up
8  29 Heether, Adam   MLB   IF 37 R R
  Ain't hitting yet, which is not a good thing with Ryan Braun breathing down your neck
3  30 Mercedes, Roque   A   SP 33 R R
  With some good work in extended spring training, Roque could debut with Helena
8  31 Hinton, Robert   A   MR 35 R R
  Has done nothing but pitch better and better since debuting with Helena in 2004
13  32 Cain, Lorenzo   MLB   CF 33 R R
  It's not easy to post a 900 OPS in the Sally League; Lorenzo has been mighty impressive at the outset of this year, and he's hitting for more power as time goes by
5  33 Hammond, Steve   MLB   SP 37 L L
  One of the more surprising roster assignments to begin the year that Hammond wasn't bumped to AA to begin the season; He's old enough where he may be promoted even if he's being outpitched by Gallardo and Wahpepah
new  34 Demaria, Chris   A   MR 39 R R
  Chris has had a very successful minor league career, and though he doesn't have great stuff, he's getting his chance in Milwaukee
 35 Pena, Luis   A   CL 36 R R
  Besides one laughable outing, Pena has been strong since coming back from shoulder surgery
3  36 Palmisano, Lou   A   C 37 R R
  Batting average continues to go south as he heads north in the system
8  37 Brantley, Michael   MLB   OF 32 L L
  Struggling, but he's an 18 year old in A-ball, so that's not unexpected and its not like he's striking out a lot (or even much at all)
6  38 Garrison, Steve   MLB   SP 33 L L
  It's players like Steve Garrison which make me angry that short-season ball isn't a full season... let him be in a box score!
new  39 Romero, Jose   DSL   MR 22 R R
  I'll be honest with you: I have no idea what he throws or how hard he throws it, but the young Venezuelan lefty tore up the VSL as a 19 year old last year
9  40 Crabbe, Callix   A   UT 36 S R
  Having a bit of trouble keeping his batting average up, which is not something you want to see when a player repeats a level
new  41 Holmberg, Kenny   A   2B 36 R R
  Destroying the baseball in West Virginia and it just waiting on something to happen in Brevard so he can be promoted
new  42 Chavez, Ozzie   A   IF 36 S R
  Need to give props to Ozzie for winning the SS job in Huntsville out of spring training... Like usual, he needs to walk more to be effective
new  43 Katin, Brendan   A   OF 36 R R
  College player has kept hitting in Brevard and like former Miami teammate Ryan Braun, may not get his first true test until AA
 44 Roberts, Kevin   MLB   MR 35 R R
  Very erratic in the earlygoing, but Kevin is pretty unpolished for a college pitcher... The Brewers really like his arm
new  45 Parejo, Freddy   A   OF 35 R R
  Freddy finds himself back on the Power 50 after winning a spot in Brevard and hitting pretty well there until a recent cold spell
9  46 Stetter, Mitch   A   MR 38 L L
  Not impressive or even very effective with Nashville; I would suggest demoting him to Huntsville and have him work as a starter some more
new  47 Laureano, Wilfredo   MLB   MR 35 R R
  Tall, lanky Dominican has gotten better each year since he signed with the organization back in 2001
8  48 Gamel, Mat   A   1B 34 L R
  Loads of errors so far and not quite as much bat as I hoped
new  49 Peralta, Wily   A   SP 30 R R
  The Brewers made yet another splash in the Latin American region by signing the 16 year old Peralta
new  50 Sollmann, Steve   A   UT 37 R R
  Yah, he's repeating... yah, he doesn't project very well at shortstop, limiting his value as a utility guy... yah, he's 24... but gosh darn it, I like him

Players removed this week: Steve Chapman... Prince Fielder... Darren Ford... Brandon Parillo... Hasan Rasheed... Dane Renkert... Grant Richardson... Guilder Rodriguez... Ben Stanczyk... Joe Thatcher...
 

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