Twins Prospect Power Rankings: v.2
Valencia takes #1, but there are plenty of changes
Valencia takes #1, but there are plenty of changes
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Posted Jun 18, 2008


Here is our second installment of the Twins Prospect Power Rankings. These rankings are not the best prospects in the Twins organization, but rather who is playing the best right now.

Rank PRV Name Team Comments Stock Status
1 2 Danny Valencia NBR Valencia was recently promoted to New Britain after tearing up the Florida State League.  A great hitter, Valencia could be the third baseman of the future for the Twins. Rising
           
2 3 Ty Robertson FTM Everyone was surprised with Robertson was not promoted to New Britain, but he anchors the Miracle pitching staff.  The left-hander currently leads the organization in ERA. Steady
           
3 4 Jeff Manship NBR Like Valenica, Manship was also recently promoted to New Britain, which was a move everyone saw coming.  He is the complete package on the mound. Rising
           
4 5 Ben Revere BEL Revere does not have much more to prove in Beloit, as the MWL All-Star is currently batting well over .400.  He is very young, so he may stick with Beloit all season. Steady
           
5 1 Luke Hughes NBR Hughes' numbers are very hard to ignore, and he could be promoted to Rochester very soon.  He hits the ball to all fields, and can hit for power. Steady
           
6 6 Steven Singleton FTM Singleton was finally promoted to Fort Myers, and will fill the void left by the promotions of Brian Dinkelman and Danny Valencia.  A great hitter who should make an instant impact. Steady
           
7 9 Anthony Slama FTM I really do not understand why he was not promoted to New Britain, but Slama is now the only closer on the Miracle pitching staff.  His earned run average is sick this season. Rising
           
8 7 Ryan Mullins NBR Mullins continues to impress at New Britain, and is one of the top left-handers in the Twins organization.  A promotion to Rochester could be in the cards. Steady
           
9 12 Steven Tolleson NBR Tolleson is mashing the ball at the Double-A level, and is currently batting well over .300.  Using the whole field, Tolleson might be slated for Rochester. Rising
           
10 24 Jose Morales ROC Morales is the best hitting catcher in the Twins organization, and continues to hit well in Triple-A.  If Mike Redmond retires, you are looking at Joe Mauer's backup for a long time. Blazing
           
11 11 Robert Delaney NBR After being a dominant closer in the Florida State League, Delaney will try his hand at the Double-A level.  A FSL All-Star, Delaney has sky-rocketed through the Twins system. Rising
           
12 16 Brian Dinkelman NBR Dinkelman is another guy who was recently promoted to Double-A New Britain, after hitting very well in the Florida State League.  He is a gap hitter who uses the entire field to hit for a high average. Rising
           
13 NR Cole Devries FTM I am not sure how much Devries has left to prove at the High-A level, but he joins Robertson at the top of the Miracle pitching staff.  He will be key to the Miracle's chase for the FSL championship. Blazing
           
14 NR Trevor Plouffe ROC The top infield prospect in the Twins organization, Plouffe was recently promoted to Rochester.  He will play third and short for the Red Wings, and is the team's shortstop of the future. Rising
           
15 NR Brian Duensing ROC Duensing has been stellar during his time with the Rochester Red Wings, both last year, and this year.  A strong presence on the mound, Duensing may get the call this season. Rising
           
16 NR Garrett Jones ROC Not much left for Jones to prove at the Minor League level, as he is once again tearing up International League pitching.  If only the Twins had room for him at the Major League level. Rising
           
17 13 Chris Parmelee BEL It has been an up and down season for Parmelee, but he is highly regarded in the Twins organization.  He has plus power, drives in runs in bunches, but strikes out for a high total. Steady
           
18 14 Alex Burnett FTM Burnett has been touched up a bit lately, but is the top innings eater in the Twins organization.  A good right-hander, Burnett is very young for High-A ball. Steady
           
19 10 Dustin Martin NBR Martin has struggled a bit with the bat lately, but remains a great cog in the New Britain lineup.  A good hitter with speed, Martin has been a great pick up for the Twins organization. Steady
           
20 NR Santos Arias BEL Arias has been a beast since joining the Beloit Snappers rotation, and is one of the top starters in the Midwest League lately.  He is a great strikeout guy who does not walk many, and is now someone to keep your eye on. Rising
           
21 NR Chris Cates BEL The small infielder has played much bigger than his stature lately, and was recently added to the Midwest League Western All-Star team.  He is a good hitter, who is very pesky at the plate. Rising
           
22 NR Randy Ruiz ROC Ruiz has been a pleasant surprise for the Rochester Red Wings, and has become quite a run producer.  He is currently in the top-5 in the organization in home runs and RBI. Rising
           
23 25 Ben Julianel NBR Julianel has been a top relief pitcher for the New Britain Rock Cats in 2008, and will join Delaney to form a good one-two combination in the New Britain bullpen. Steady
           
24 NR Juan Portes FTM Portes is a great utility guy, who can play almost every position in the field.  He is also a very good hitter, who is batting close to .300 for the year in Fort Myers. Rising
           
25 NR Whitney Robbins FTM Robbins is starting to mash the ball for the Fort Myers Miracle, and is showing the kind of poise at the plate that he did when joined the Twins organization. Rising


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