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August 2, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Players of the Week, July 23-29: Michael Almanzar & Mike Augliera


Salem's Michael Almanzar swung a hot bat last week hitting and reaching base at an above .500 clip and dominted this week's SoxProspects.com Player of the Week poll, he is joined by Pitcher of the Week Lowell's Mike Augliera.

Almanzar hit .519/.581/.741 (14-for-27) with one home run and three doubles in seven games last week, scoring five runs and batting in three. He also stole three bases without being caught. In a four game series against Myrtle Beach (TEX) to open the week Almanzar recorded multi-hit games in the opening three games of the set going 10-for-11, highlighted by a three-for-three performance with a home run and a double in the series opener Monday. On the season he is batting .309/.362/.467 (112-for-362) with nine home runs and thirty doubles in 100 games.

Augliera made two starts last week, the first a three inning effort at Vermont (OAK) on the 24th in which he allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out three, and the second at home against State College (PIT) on Sunday in which he worked three perfect innings and struck out five. Augliera, Boston's fifth round pick in this year's draft out of Binghampton, is 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA, having allowed 16 earned runs on 25 hits over 17.1 innings pitched, striking out 21 while walking only one with a .342 opponents' batting average.

Honorable Mentions, batting:

Xander Bogaerts (SAL) - 7 G, 27 AB, 32 PA, 9 H, 3 HR, 1 2B, 7 R, 7 RBI, 5 BB/8 K, .333/.438/.704

Jeremias Pineda (GCL) - 6 G, 23 AB, 26 PA, 13 H, 1 2B, 3 R, 5 RBI, 3 BB/2 K, 2 SB (3 CS), .565/.615/.609

Henry Ramos (GRE) - 7 G, 26 AB, 31 PA, 10 H, 1 HR, 2 2B, 1 3B, 6 R, 4 RBI, 5 BB/5 K, 1 SB (1 CS), .385/.484/.654

Reynaldo Rodriguez (POR) - 7 G, 25 AB, 28 PA, 9 H, 2 HR, 2 2B, 3 R, 6 RBI, 3 BB/5 K, 0 SB (1 CS), .360/.429/.680

Honorable Mentions, pitching:

Billy Buckner (PAW) - 2 G, 13.0 IP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB/7 K, 0.54 WHIP, 4.85 K/9, 1.17 G/F, .114 BAA, .284 OPSA

Keith Couch (SAL) - 1 G, 9.0 IP, 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 B/4 K, 1.11 WHIP, 4.00 K/9, 2.12 G/F, .312 BAA, .728 OPSA

Elis Jimenez (GCL) - 2 G, 9.2 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB/10 K, 0.93 WHIP, 9.31 K/9, 1.25 G/F, .182 BAA, .462 OPSA

Michael McCarthy (GRE) - 2 G, 11.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB/6 K, 0.45 WHIP, 4.91 K/9, 1.50 G/F, .111 BAA, .246 OPSA

 
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