Prospect Power Rankings: Week 4

Prospect Power Rankings: Week 4

Special consideration is given for the past week's action, which can wreck havoc on the lists from update to update. Rankings, however, are primarily compiled on an overall season-to-date basis. Statistics updated through May 7.

1. Mark Holliman: SP, Tennessee (Double-A)
2007 Stats: 4-0, 0.55 ERA, 33 IP, 26 K, 6 BB, .211 AVG
Last Week: First.

The numbers speak for themselves. The right-hander is making it look easy with a win in four straight starts, having not allowed more than one run (earned) in a game this season.

2. Micah Hoffpauir: 1B, Iowa (Triple-A)
2007 Stats: .310 AVG, 5 HR, 27 RBI, .357 OBP
Last Week: Third/Highest Ranking: First.

The first baseman was bound to slack off somewhat after hitting over .400 through the first two weeks of the season. He's been bothered by a sore right shoulder recently, but is still on pace for one of his best halves yet.

3. Tyler Colvin: OF, Daytona (Class High-A)
2007 Stats: .311 AVG, 2 HR, 22 RBI, .345 OBP
Last Week: Fourth.

Has been under the .300 mark in only three games this season following the jump from short-season ball to Advanced A. Last year's first-round pick is also tied for second in the farm system in RBIs, having recently connected on a game-winning grand slam.

4. Carlos Marmol: SP, Iowa
2007 Stats: 3-1, 3.74 ERA, 33.2 IP, 39 K, 11 BB, .207 AVG
Last Week: Fifth/Highest Ranking: Second.

Right-hander was back to basics in his last start, when he topped out at 96 mph and struck out nine without allowing a walk. He continues to lead the farm system in strikeouts.

5. Mitch Atkins: SP, Daytona
2007 Stats: 2-1, 2.16 ERA, 25 IP, 22 K, 5 BB, .205 AVG
Last Week/Highest Ranking: Second.

Atkins has been aggressive and pitched to contact this season. The results have been there despite an average of five innings per start.

6. Jake Fox: C/OF/INF, Tennessee
2007 Stats: .330 AVG, 4 HR, 22 RBI, .345 OBP
Last Week: Eighth.

Is once again having another solid season with the bat, and has recently helped his average with a hit in seven of his last eight games.

7. Chris Walker: OF, Iowa
2007 Stats: .314 AVG, 3 HR, 17 RBI, .340 OBP
Last Week/Highest Ranking: Seventh.

Has a hit in nine of his first 10 games since being promoted to Triple-A, where the switch-hitter is batting .360 (9-for-25) from the left-handed side atop the order. His 17 RBIs are the fourth most in the farm system.

8. Matt Craig: 3B, Tennessee
2007 Stats: .359 AVG, 3 HR, 14 RBI, .438 OBP
Previous High: Ninth.

Hasn't missed a beat since he recently returned from a small hip injury suffered during a collision at home plate late last month.

9. Rocky Roquet: CP, Peoria (Class-A)
2007 Stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 14.2 IP, 17 K, 7 BB, .188 AVG
Last Week: 10th.

The hard-throwing right-hander has extended his streak to 14-plus innings without allowing a run in 11 appearances. He is 6-for-6 in save chances.

10. Josh Kroeger: OF, Tennessee
2007 Stats: .357 AVG, 2 HR, 14 RBI, .388 OBP
Last Week/Highest Ranking: Sixth.

Has reached base safely in all but three starts this season and leads the farm system in batting average for a minimum 90 at-bats.

Honorable Mentions

Rafael Dolis (SP, Peoria): His walk totals have been higher in his past two outings, but he has the second best ERA (1.80) in the system through six starts.

Matt Matulia (SS/3B, Daytona): Is leveling off after reaching base safely in 15 of his first 16 starts.

Sean Gallagher (SP, Tennessee): Second in the farm system with 29 strikeouts through six starts.

Eric Patterson (2B, Iowa): Nine hits in his last four games.

Jake Renshaw (SP, Peoria): Since coming up from Extended Spring Training, the right-hander has allowed three earned runs in 16 innings and has gone deeper into games after building up his arm strength.

Jerry Blevins (RP, Daytona): Left-hander has allowed just one run in 19 2/3 innings with a 5-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio from the bullpen.

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