Rockies Prospect Power Rankings v.1

Paulk is ripping the ball this season.

Here is the first installment of the RockiesInsider.com Prospect Power Rankings. In our rankings, we do not judge prospects on projection, rather who is playing the best at the time the rankings are released. Here is our first rankings: (FREE PREVIEW OF PREMIUM CONTENT)

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank Stock Status
1 Greg Reynolds TUL Reynolds has gotten off to a fast start to the 2007 season, looking sharp through his first three starts.  The young right-hander currently has a 1.50 earned run average, and has struck out nine in 12 innings of work. N/A Rising
         
2 Michael Paulk ASH Paulk is the only Rockies farm hand batting over .400 in the early going, as he has looked very good at the plate this season.  Paulk also leads the organization with ten runs batted in. N/A Rising
         
3 Brandon Hynick MOD Hynick has been nearly untouchable through the first part of the 2007 season, and currently leads the Rockies organization in earned run average.  In a rotation with some big names, Hynick has shone the brightest. N/A Rising
         
4 Ian Stewart CSP Stewart has a microscope on him this season, and so far, the young third baseman has produced.  He is currently second in the organization in batting, and is averaging better than a hit per game. N/A Steady
         
5 Matthew Miller TUL Miller has been a bright spot in the Drillers lineup to open the season, and is currently third in the organization in batting.  Miller has already scored seven times this season, and has driven in six runs. N/A Steady
         
6 Jonathan Herrera TUL Herrera is another guy with a microscope on him this season, and he has been stroking the ball as of late.  He currently leads the Drillers with 17 hits, and his .333 batting average is good for seventh in the organization. N/A Rising
         
7 Alberto Arias CSP Arias has been great for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox this season, working from both the rotation, and the bullpen.  Arias has appeared in three games, making one start, and has an earned run average under 2.00. N/A Rising
         
8 Joe Gaetti TUL Gaetti is one of the top bats in the Tulsa Drillers lineup, batting .342 at press time.  Gaetti already has a home run this season, and has driven in six runs in ten games.  He has also scored five times. N/A Steady
         
9 Jonathan Asahina TUL Asahina has not struck out many batters this season, whiffing only three batters in 12.2 innings of work, but he has been effective.  He is currently fourth in the organization in earned run average, and has been a solid fixture in a good pitching staff thus far. N/A Rising
         
10 Ryan Spilborghs CSP Spilborghs has been tearing the cover off the ball to start the 2007 season, leading the organization with three home runs.  Spilborghs also has a .343 batting average, and has driven in six runs this season. N/A Rising
         
11 Jay Cox ASH Sure he is only batting .216 this season, but he has been drilling the ball to all fields.  He currently has six doubles in only 13 games, and is tied for second in the organization with nine runs batted in already this year. N/A Steady
         
12 Chaz Roe MOD Roe has not gotten much run support this season, leading to an 0-1 record, but he does have the fifth best earned run average in the organization in 2007.  Roe has struck out nine batters in 10.1 innings of work. N/A Steady
         
13 Keith Weiser ASH Weiser has been great for the Tourists to start the 2007 season, posting a 2-0 record.  He also is third in the organization in strikeouts, and his 3.57 earned run average is good for seventh in the system. N/A Steady
         
14 Travis Becktel MOD Becktel has been a constant bat in the Nuts lineup this season, and is currently fourth in the organization with a .345 batting average.  Becktel is also tied for second in home runs, and third in stolen bases. N/A Steady
         
15 Andrew Graham ASH Graham has made three starts for the Tourists in 2007, and currently boasts a 2-1 record.  He is also the top strikeout guy in the organization thus far, whiffing 17 batters in 15.0 innings of work. N/A Rising