May 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM
This week's SoxProspects.com player and pitcher of the week polls featured clear-cut winners as Pawtucket's Lars Anderson and Greenville's Brandon Workman dominated the vote as well as the competition en route to winning their respective awards.
Anderson, 23, was as consistent as his .429/.478/.714 line for the week suggests, collecting two hits in each of four out of six games played, but his week was highlighted by hitting home runs in both games of a double-header at Columbus (CLE) May 18. On the season, Anderson is hitting .288/.413/.392 with two home runs and ten doubles in 153 at-bats over 44 games.
Workman, 22, threw ten shutout innings over two starts allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out nine opposing batters. Both starts came on the road at Augusta (SF), 4.0 innings, five hits, two walks four strikeouts, May 17; and Savannah (NYM), 6.0 innings, two hits, no walks and five strikeouts, May 22. In nine starts so far this season, Workman is 0-3 with a 3.96 ERA, having allowed 17 earned runs on 39 hits over 38.2 innings pitched, striking out 33 while walking only 9 and holding opposing batters to a .260 average.
Workman is currently rated as the twenty-first ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com, Anderson is thirteenth.