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August 10, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Players of the Week, July 30 - August 5: Xander Bogaerts & Jeffrey Wendelken


SoxProspects.com Player of the Week Salem's Xander Bogaerts recorded a .542/.607/.792 (13-for-24) line in six games last week, with six doubles, scored six runs, batted in four, took four bases on balls without striking out, and stole a base as a runner. After going hit less in his first game of the week, Bogaerts was consistently good, but highlighted his week going 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored, one RBI and a walk August 4 against Wilmington (KC). Bogaerts batted .302/.378/.505 (116-for-384) with 15 home runs, 27 doubles and three triples over 104 games with Salem before being promoted to Portland August 9. He is currently the top rated prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com.

For the second week in a row a pitcher from the the GCL Red Sox claimed SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honors, right-handed pitcher Jeffrey Wendelken. In two appearances last week, each out of the bullpen, Wendelken worked 4.1 innings of, no-hit, shutout pitching, falling a single walk short of perfection while striking out five opposing batters. In nine games with the GCL Red Sox Wendelken owns a 2-0 record, one save, and a 0.53 ERA, allowing one earned run on six hits over 17.1 innings pitched, striking out 20 while walking only two, and holding opposing batters to a .109 batting average. Windelken, age 19, was the Red Sox 13th round pick in this years draft out of Middle Georgia College.

Honorable Mentions, batting:

Bryce Brentz (POR) - 6 G, 22 AB, 24 PA, 9 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 4 R, 7 RBI, 2 BB/3 K, .409/.458/.818

Keury De la Cruz (GRE) - 7 G, 27 AB, 31 PA, 9 H, 1 HR, 4 2B, 1 3B, 6 R, 5 RBI, 4 BB/5 K, .333/.419/.667

Jeremy Hazelbaker (POR) - 6 G, 22 AB, 24 PA, 11 H, 1 2B, 5 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB/5 K, 2 SB, .500/.522/.545

Jeremias Pineda (GCL) - 5 G, 21 AB, 24 PA, 10 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 6 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB/2 K, 3 SB (1 CS), .476.500/.667

Honorable Mentions, pitching:

Billy Buckner (PAW) - 1 G, 6.1 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB/3 K, 0.79 WHIP, 4.26 K/9, 0.60 G/F, .174 BAA, .469 OPSA

Michael McCarthy (GRE) - 1 G, 7.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB/1 K, 0.71 WHIP, 1.29 K/9, 2.80 G/F, .208 BAA, .417 OPSA

Francellis Montas (GCL) - 1 G, 4.0 IP, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 0 H, 1 ER, 1 BB/3 K, 0.25 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 3.00 G/F, .000 BAA, .077 OPSA

Zach Stewart (PAW) - 1 G, 5.0 IP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB/8 K, 0.80 WHIP, 14.40 K/9, 0.43 G/F, .211 BAA, .671 OPSA

 
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