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FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 5

Jake Elmore is taking more pitches of late

The Arizona Diamondbacks have depleted their farm system by calling up three of their best prospects this month. Not surprisingly, their affiliates combined to go 8-17 this week, with the Double-A and Triple-a squads struggling the most at a combined 3-11. Nevertheless, some of the prospects who are still in the minors continue to impress this week.

Reno Aces 15-22 (3rd); 2-5 This WeekMobile BayBears 20-17 (2nd); 1-6 This WeekVisalia Rawhide 25-12 (1st) ; 3-3 This WeekSouth Bend Silver Hawks 18-17 (4th); 2-3 This Week With Josh Whitesell, Gerardo Parra, Bryan Augenstein, and Esmerling Vasquez on the big league squad, there is less depth in the minor league system.  Some prospects are playing at levels they simply aren't ready for.  It...

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