July 4, 2011 at 12:27 AM
Salem first baseman Miles Head and Pawtucket starting pitcher Kyle Weiland continued their breakout 2011 campaigns in June earning themselves SoxProspects.com Player and Pitcher of the Month honors.
Head posted a .361/.438/.629 line with 4 home runs, 12 doubles, and a triple in 97 at bats, scoring 20 runs and driving in 22. He received a June 29 promotion to High-A Salem after spending 22 of 25 games in the month with Greenville. He was also named South Atlantic League Player of the Week of May 30-June 5. On the season Head is hitting .343/.411/.608 with 15 home runs, 28 doubles, 1 triple, 5 stolen bases on 8 attempts, and was named a South Atlantic League Mid-Season All Star.
In 34.1 innings pitched over six starts in June, Weiland allowed 9 earned runs on 21 hits for a 2.36 ERA and held opposing batters to a .172 average (.516 OPSA), while striking out 36 and walking only 14, with a 3-2 win-loss record. Weiland saved the best for last in what was an otherwise consistently good but unspectacular month, holding Rochester (Twins) to a single hit and an unearned run over eight innings of work and striking out 12 while walking none and earning the win at home June 29. He is 7-6 with a 3.02 ERA in 2011, allowing 32 runs, 29 earned, on 63 hits for a .203 average with 93 strikeouts and 37 bases-on-balls in 86.1 innings of work over 16 starts.
Weiland is currently the eighth ranked and Head the nineteenth ranked prospects in the organization by SoxProspects.com.