Everybody's favorite son had another big week for the big league team, including his first ever MLB-level heave-ho. Yasiel Puig continues to pound the baseball into submission for the Dodgers, prompting Don Mattingly to announce that he will stay up when Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return.
That means Joc Pederson is stuck in Double-A until further notice, and pending a trade or injury, probably won't see any action until the rosters expand. Given Mattingly's announcement, this will be the last week we see Puig in our rankings, as a full-time Major League player will no longer be considered a "prospect" for me.
The bad news for the Dodgers is that they are in last place, about seven games out of first place. The good news is that everyone else is lumped in a cluster about two games apart at the top of the division, and will be beating each other up the rest of the first half. This may be the big opportunity to sneak back in.
With everyone getting healthy (finally), there may be less room for call-ups. Although Chris Withrow did get the promotion last week and performed admirably in his first couple MLB appearances. We could see more bullpen arms make the jump.
Let's review this week's top 10, as compared to last week's group.
All stats courtesy of MiLB.com and current as of 6/18/2013.