Weekly Top Five Player Rankings: July 15th

The fifth installment of the Weekly Top 5 Player rankings – With the all star game approaching, these are a little late. Pat Porter and Reese Gregory remain atop the rankings while Kenosha, St. Cloud and Wisconsin have two in the rankings apiece. To refresh your memories, I use a formula similar to what is used in fantasy baseball and rank the top five pitchers and the top five hitters. Here goes week number five:


1. Pat Porter, Kenosha Kingfish (LW: 1)

A junior from Ohio State, Porter remaings atop the hitter player rankings for the second consecutive week. The Kenosha outfielder leads the league in RBIs by ten (48) and also is atop in runs scored (42), doubles (15), extra base hits (27) and total bases (107). Porter has a league-high .605 slugging percentage and was the only Kingfish hitter to earn a spot on the All-Star roster. 

2. Paul DeJong, Wisconsin Woodchucks (LW: 3)

DeJong had sat at the three spot for two straight installments before finally leapfrogging St. Cloud's Chris Paul to move into second. A sophomore from Illinois State, DeJong has slugged a league-high 13 home runs- a total better then two of the 18 Northwoods Leagues teams. He ranks near the top in RBIs (38), runs (39), extra base hits (26) and total bases (105)- all just a hair behind Porter. 

3. Chris Paul, St. Cloud Rox (LW: 2)

Paul continued his fall, dropping into the third spot after falling from No. 1 two weeks ago. He's hit just .200 over his last ten games, but still sits with a .310 average on the season. He has the season-high in total bases in one game with 11 against Alexandria, but he's also a perfect 12-for-12 in stolen bases and has 18 extra base hits for 80 total bases.

4. Tyler Sullivan, Mankato MoonDogs (LW: 4)
5. Brendon Hayden, Wisconsin Woodchucks (LW: N/A)


1. Reese Gregory, St. Cloud Rox (LW: 1)

A sophomore from St. Cloud State, Gregory is 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA over eight appearances with seven starts. He's struck out a league-high 45 over 42 innings of work and has a complete game under his belt. He has a WHIP of 0.95 and has given up just eight earned runs and six extra base hits.

2. Roberto Baroniel, Green Bay Bullfrogs (LW: N/A)

Second in the league in innings pitched, the senior right-hander from Nova Southeastern has turned in four straight wins to leapfrog from previously being unranked to second. Baroniel has a 2.00 ERA on the season with 34 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings pitched and has put together a streak of seven six plus inning starts. He overcame a two-inning debacle to start the season (five earned runs) and has allowed more then six hits just once. 

3. Tim Black, Madison Mallards (LW: 5)

The Madison closer has risen graduallly up the rankings as Black, a junior from Central Michigan, leads the league in saves. He's put together scoreless innings streaks of 12 1/3 and 8 1/3 and has an impressive 0.75 ERA over 18 appearances and 24 innings. Black is 13-for-14 on save opportunities and has an incredible 28:5 strikeout to walk ratio.

4. Rico Garcia, Kenosha Kingfish (LW: 2)
5. Matt Kent, Rochester Honkers (LW: N/A)