Inside Pitch Power Rankings

Cesar Puello ended his 2009 season on a hot streak

Pitching rules the eighth and final installment of the Inside Pitch Prospect Power Rankings. Find out who surged up the list, who held on to the list and who appears for the first time.

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Rank Name Team Comments Last Rank
1 Kirk Nieuwenhuis SLU/BNG Outfielder went on tear few across MiLB can match this season, hitting over .400 with 6 HR and 18 RBI. Batting average on major stat category he didn't finish in top five in FSL. NR
2 Mark Cohoon BRK NYPL wins leader tossed 14 shutout innings over last two starts with 9 hits allowed and 10 K. Leads NYPL in innings and third in WHIP. 16
3 Brandon Moore BRK Tossed first no-hitter in Cyclones history and followed that up with one-run, six-inning performance. Top six in NYPL in IP, ERA, SO and WHIP. 19
4 Ike Davis BNG Blend of average and power lasted the entire month. 319 avg in August was personal best and 20 HR leads the organization. Hit .341 over last 34 games. 2
5 Cesar Puello KNG Hit .432 over final ten games to end season with two HR and 6 RBI 15-for-20 in SB attempts in 2009 NR
6 Jeurys Familia SAV Allowed 2 ER in last 16 IP with 12 K before shut down for season. T-3 in Sally League wins (10), 3rd in ERA (2.69) NR
7 Tobi Stoner BUF RHP knocking on big league door down the stretch with 4 ER and 15 H in last 21 IP, topped by one-run CG on Monday. NR
8 Kyle Allen SAV Turned in best performance of season with 6.2 IP, 9 K in previous start. Has not lost since July 24. 2.28 ERA in August a personal best. 7
9 Reese Havens SLU Hot down the stretch with .308 average, 3 HR and 9 RBI in last ten games. Home sweet home, boasting .291/.208 home/road splits. NR
10 Collin McHugh BRK RHP allowed one ER in previous 13 IP with 12 K, 3 BB. Ranks 2nd in NYPL in wins (8) and 4th in SO (77) NR
11 Armando Rodriguez KNG/SAV Hard-throwing RHP sharp in first two SAL starts. 18 K and 4 hits allowed in 11 2/3 IP. 2.83 ERA in 57.1 IP this season NR
12 Scott Moviel SLU RHP hot at the right time. Allowed 3 ER over last 18 IP with 14 K. Won three consecutive decisions. Has allowed one HR in 68 IP this season. NR
13 Carlos Guzman SLU Production numbers slowed over last ten games (0 HR, 5 RBI) but still hit .395 in that span. Hit .396 in August after hitting .212 in July. NR
14 Chris Hilliard KNG/BRK 2 ER over last 13 IP including one ER in 10 IP since promotion to Brooklyn. 2.45 ERA, 32/9 K/BB in 51.1 IP this season. NR
15 Aderlin Rodriguez GCL Top int'l signing had strongest stretch in last ten games hitting .324 (12-for-37) with HR and 8 RBI including first career 4-hit game. 10 BB in 62 AB NR
16 Brahiam Maldonado SLU .278, 3 HR, 6 RBI last ten games. Home run rate up and now leads the FSL in round trippers (17). Monthly highs in average (.323), HR (8) and RBI (26) in August. 8
17 Eric Beaulac SAV 5 ER, 15 hits over last 12 innings. Struck out 19 over last two starts including career-high 11 on 8/28 v. Rome. 8th in SAL in SO (132) NR
18 Stefan Welch SLU Making the most out of his hits with 3 HR and 12 RBI over last ten games despite hitting .237 (9-for-38). 22-for-60 w/ RISP in St. Lucie. NR
19 Jordany Valdespin BRK Second baseman solid in his NYPL debut, hitting .280 (14-for-50) with one home run and four RBI. 72 hits this season, 21 for extra bases. NR
20 Richard Lucas BRK Steady since promotion to Brooklyn with .304 average (14-for-46) and six RBI. Half of his hits have gone for extra bases (5 2B, 2 3B). 4 Recommended Stories