Thursday, June 03, 2010 at 12:05 PM
A pair of top-6 prospects who earned themselves promotions to Pawtucket took home the player of the month honors, with Ryan Kalish chosen as Player of the Month and Felix Doubront selected as Pitcher of the Month by SoxProspects.com staff members.
Kalish, 22, posted a line of .345/.430/.586 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI in 87 May at-bats. He hit 7 doubles, scored 20 runs, and swiped 8 bags en route to earning a May 31 promotion to Pawtucket. Before his promotion, Kalish, who was the Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year in 2009, produced a four-game stretch in which he went 10 for 16 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in the Memorial Day weekend series against New Britain.
Doubront, also 22, earned his promotion by impressing all season for Portland and continued to pitch well in Triple-A, posting an ERA of just 1.48 in 6 starts between both levels in May. He struck out 30 in 30.1 innings and has perhaps performed even better against the tougher competition, fanning 8 and allowing just 1 earned run in 6.0 innings with Pawtucket in May.