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FutureBacks Power Rankings: 2nd Half - Week 8

FutureBacks Power Rankings: 2nd Half - Week 8

Justin Upton's batting average has been declining steadily all week, and his strikeout totals are beginning to pile up. Maybe scouting reports on #1 overall picks travel fast. Maybe Upton isn't as good of a hitter on the road. Maybe we all jumped the gun. Whatever the reason for his decline, Justin Upton no longer ranks as our #1 prospect after reigning supreme for three weeks.

Whenever a player is called up to the majors, a chain reaction of promotions ensues.  Justin Upton's leap from Double-A to the majors meant that Aaron Cunningham replaced him on the BayBears' roster and that Gerardo Parra would ascend to Hi-A ball.  So far, Cunningham and Parra have fared better at their new assignments than Upton has, but it is important to remember that the youngest of these...

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