Originally posted on Losers Bracket  |  Last updated 7/31/12

My mother always told me to start what I finish…well, not sure it was Mom but someone did.  Brewers Power Rankings Continue

***NOTE:  The number in parenthesis is change from last week***

#1: OF Ryan Braun (-) – Who else?  Can I just skip #1 the rest of the year?

#2: 3B Aramis Ramirez (-) – His tear continues as his averaged is up to .288 including a .405 stint in his last 10-games

#3: 1B Corey Hart (+2) – I really hope he sticks with first base; he looks like he has been there for a while.  Sorry Gamel!

#4: SP Michael Fiers (+2) – His numbers can make the argument that he is the best pitcher in baseball since he was called up (Thanks Ryan Kartje of FS Wisconsin for that line)

#5: C: Jonathan Lucroy (NR) – 4-for-13 in his return…good to see him back on the field

#6: SP Yovani Gallardo (-2) – Blow-up Yo returned in his last start…7-runs in 5-innings for the once again “ACE” of the rotation

#7: OF Norichika Aoki (-) – 4-game hit streak, .277 average, and solid defense…Aoki remains one of the most consistent Brewers

#8: SP Marco Estrada (-) – A nice outing Monday (2-runs in 7-innings) but a rough one last week in Philly keep him where he is

#9: C Martin Maldonado (-) – when your back-up catcher is your 9th best player, you got issues!

#10: OF Carlos Gomez (+8) – After the week he has had, its hard not to place him top-10; 4-homers, 9-RBI, and 12-for-30 from the plate since last Monday

#11: 2B Rickie Weeks (+3) - Can his bust out week get him going? 3-multi hit games with a couple of bombs and his average is now .207

#12: RP Manny Parra (-2) – Lone performance of the week was a disaster…4-runs against the Phillies.  Before that, he had been brilliant (0-runs in his last 9-games)

#13: SP Randy Wolf (-2) – Wolf was very “Wolf” in his lone outing of the week…7-innings, 4-runs on 9-hits

#14: CL John Axford (-1) – Sunday against Washington the lone blemish in his last 7-outings…with this bullpen, I’ll take it

#15: RP Kameron Loe (-) – Continues to lead the Brewers bullpen statistically…yup!  Don’t believe me? See for yourself…And yes, Dillard is 2nd

#16: IF Cesar Izturis (-) – Despite his 3-hit night in Houston Monday, he reminds me how much I like (potentially) the Greinke trade

#17: IF Cody Ransom (-) – A big home run brightens what has been a dim stretch for Ransom

#18:  OF Nyjer Morgan (+2) – Nyjer has made the most of his starts producing a hit in his last 6-starts

#19:  SP Mark Rogers (NR) – Rogers debuts at 19 after allowing 2-runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday, a game he should have won…BULLPENNED!

#20: RP Jim Henderson (NR) – only 1-hit allowed in 2 1/3 innings…10-years in the minors well worth the wait for Henderson

#21: RP Francisco Rodriguez (-9) – words can not describe the week that K-Rod had

#22: RP Jose Veras (-3) – 6.75 ERA in his last 10-games…can the Brewers get Casey McGehee back?

#23: IF/OF Travis Ishikawa (-2) – Is he still a Brewer?

#24: RP Livan Hernandez (-) – He is what he is…

#25: RP Mike McClendon (NR) – He is on the roster…just waiting to see him again

Dropped from the list:  #3: SP  Zack Greinke (traded), #22: SP Tyler Thornburg (sent to AAA), #23: C George Kottaras (traded), & #25: Jeff Bianchi (sent to AAA)

Justin Hull is the host of the “Home Stretch” heard 2p-5p on 95.3 FM, WSCO Radio n Green Bay/Appleton, Wisconsin and Sports Reporter for WHBY Radio in Appleton, WI.  Follow him on twitter (@jh1570) or facebook.

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