Twins Short-Season Prospect Power Rankings
Benson has driven in six runs this season.
Benson has driven in six runs this season.

Posted Jun 29, 2006


In our inaugural Twins Short-Season Power Rankings, we look at the top-15 performances for those players playing for Elizabethton, or the Gulf Coast League Twins. Two 2006 draft picks take the top two spots, as we break down the short-season's top performers.

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Drian Dinkelman ELI Dinkelman has been on a tear this season, hitting safely in his first four professional games.  He is batting .375 on the young season, with two doubles, and four runs batted in. NR
       
2 Joe Benson GCL Benson has put up four multi-hit games through his first eight professional contests, and has driven in six runs.  He drove in three in his last game, and also has two stolen bases. NR
       
3 Curtis Leavitt GCL Leavitt has started two games for the GCL Twins, and has posted a 2.00 earned run average.  In nine innings, he has struck out 14 batters, while walking only one. NR
       
4 Josh Land ELI Land is batting .385 for Elizabethton since being demoted from Low-A Beloit.  In his four games, he has hit safely three times, including a three-hit game in his last time out. NR
       
5 Carlos Garcia GCL Garcia has appeared in four games, finishing three, and has posted a 0.00 earned run average.  In the process, he has won two games, saved one, and is holding batters to a .158 average. NR
       
6 Alex Burnett ELI Burnett started the opener for the Elizabethton Twins, and pitched six scoreless innings.  During the start, he struck out six batters, while walking none. NR
       
7 Sean Land GCL Land made his first professional start this past week, and looked very sharp.  He went four innings, struck out four, and allowed only two hits.  NR
       
8 Bradley Tippett GCL Tippett has finished off two GCL Twins' games during his three appearances, and has posted a 0.00 earned run average.  He has struck out six batters in 6.1 innings, walking one. NR
       
9 Tyler Robertson GCL Robertson made his professional debut this past week, and went four innings.  The young left-hander struck out four batters in the outing, walked one, and allowed one run. NR
       
10 Rodolfo Palacios GCL Palacios has batted .295 during his first five appearances this season, and has posted two multi-hit games.  He has also driven in three runs, while striking out only once. NR
       
11 Ludovicus Van Mil GCL Van Mil is over 7-feet tall, which is one of the reasons he has struggled with his command so far this season.  However, he has struck out five, and has a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings of work. NR
       
12 Joshua Dean ELI Dean was given the promotion from the Gulf Coast League Twins, and has batted with the same consistency that he did last season.  In three games, he has three hits, and is batting .333. NR
       
13 Wilson Ramos GCL Ramos is only batting .261 on the season, but he has been fun to watch.  He has five extra-base hits already, with four doubles and a triple. NR
       
14 J.W. Wilson ELI Wilson is batting .273 on the season, but he has only hit safely in one of his three starts.  In that game, he went 3-4, and blasted his first home run of the season. NR
       
15 Deibinson Romero GCL Sure, Romero is only batting .200 on the season, but he has driven in five runs in six games.  He also has hit a home run, and his five RBI are second-best on the team. NR


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