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August 31, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Players of the Week, 8/20-26: Bryce Brentz & Cody Kukuk


Bryce Brentz put together one of the finest weeks seen all year at the plate, posting a .536/.552/.893 line (15-for-28) with two home runs, four doubles, 10 RBI, and a stolen base in six games played en route to SoxProspects.com Player of the Week honors. In his marquee performance of the week August 22 at New Britain (MIN) Brentz went four-for-five with two home runs and a double, scoring three runs and batting in four as the designated hitter. On the season, he is hitting .292/.351/.472 (135-for-462) with 17 home runs, 30 doubles and one triple over 124 games, all but two of which came with Portland before his promotion this week to Pawtucket. Brentz is currently the seventh ranked prospect in the Organization by SoxProspects.com, this is his second Player of the Week honor. 

Cody Kukuk made two appearances in relief last week, allowing one unearned run on two hits over six innings pitched, striking out ten while walking two and besting the field for SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honors. Kukuk worked three no-hit innings August 20 against the GCL Orioles, striking out four and walking two, and allowed an unearned run on two hits August 25 against the GCL Twins, striking out six while walking none and earning the win in the decision. In five appearances this season Kukuk owns a 2-0 record with a 0.90 ERA allowing one earned run on three hits over 10 innings pitched, striking out 16 while walking only three and holding opposing batters to an .086 average. 

Honorable Mentions, offense:

Sean Coyle (SAL) - 6 G, 23 AB, 26 PA, 10 H, 1 HR, 2 2B, 5 R, 8 RBI, 0 BB/5 K, 2 SB, .435/.462/.652

Jeremy Hazelbaker (POR) - 7 G, 34 AB, 35 PA, 13 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 2 3B, 9 R, 7 RBI, 1 BB/7 K, 2 SB (1 CS), .382/.400/.765 

Drew Hedman (SAL) - 6 G, 21 AB, 26 PA, 9 H, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 4 BB/5 K, 4 SB, .429/.500/.571

Mike Meyers (GCL) - 6 G, 25 AB, 27 PA, 12 H, 5 2B, 6 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB/6 K, 1 SB, .480/.519/.680

Honorable Mentions, pitching:

William Cuevas (LOW) - 1 G, 6.2 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB/5 K, 0.30 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 0.43 G/F, .053 BAA, .153 OPSA

Austin Maddox (GCL) - 2 G, 5.0 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB/3 K, 0.60 WHIP, 5.40 K/9, 9.00 G/F, .125 BAA, .301 OPSA

Tyler Wlison (LOW) - 2 G, 10.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB/10 K, 0.60 WHIP, 9.00 K/9, 0.85 G/F, .143 BAA, .391 OPSA

Brandon Workman (POR) -1 G, 7.0 IP, 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB/7 K, 0.57 WHIP, 9.00 K/9, 1.25 G/F, .167 BAA, .427 OPSA 

 
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