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September 7, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Players of the Week, 8/27-9/3: Garin Cecchini & Nelson Figueroa


In the final polls of the year Greenville's Garin Cecchini narrowly edged Pawtucket's Dan Butler by a single vote for SoxProspects.com Player of the Week honors while Pawtucket's Nelson Figueroa bested the Pitcher of the Week field by a large margin. 

Cecchini batted .350/.519/.700 line (7-for-20) for the week with five doubles and a triple, scoring five runs while batting in six, taking six bases on balls, and stealing five bases as a runner. His season ends with a .305/.394/.433 line (139-for-455), hitting four home runs, 38 doubles and three triples over 118 games. Checchini also stole an impressive 51 bases while only being caught six times. He is currently the ninth-ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com.

Figueroa made two starts for the Paw Sox last week, allowing one run on three hits in 7.1 innings at Gwinnett (ATL); and eight shutout innings of one-hit ball, against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY) walking one while striking out six; for a combined record of 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA, walking three and striking out 10 over 15.1 innings pitched. For the season Figueroa owns a 12-5 record in 25 games (15 starts) between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Pawtucket with a 3.89 ERA, allowing 50 earned runs on 112 hits, striking out 69 while walking 37 over 115.2 innings pitched, and holding opposing batters to a .259 average.


Honorable Mentions, batting:   Mookie Betts (LOW) - 7 G, 20 AB, 27 PA, 6 H, 1 HR, 1 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 7 BB/ 3 K, 3 SB, .300/.481/.450

Dan Butler (PAW) - 6 G, 20 AB, 24 PA, 7 H, 3 HR, 1 2B, 5 R, 5 RBI, 3 BB/4 K, .350/.417/.850


Brandon Jacobs (SAL) - 6 G, 21 AB, 23 PA, 6 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 5 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB/7 K, 2 SB (1 CS), .286/.348/.714


Jordan Weems (GRE) - 4 G, 14 AB, 16 PA, 6 H, 2 2B, 0 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB/6 K, 0 SB (1 CS), .429/.500/.571


Honorable Mentions, pitching:

Billy Buckner (PAW) - 1 G, 7.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB/3 K, 0.86 WHIP, 3.86 K/9, 0.88 G/F, .174 BAA, .414 OPSA


William Cuevas (LOW) - 2 G, 11.0 IP, 1-0, 1.64 ERA, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB/12 K, 0.73 WHIP, 9.82 K/9, 1.00 G/F, .184 BAA, .521 OPSA


Will Latimer (POR) - 1 G, 4.0 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB/5 K, 0.50 WHIP, 11.25 K/9, 6/0 G/F, .167 BAA, .333 OPSA


Michael McCarthy (SAL) - 2 G, 9.0 IP, 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB/7 K, 0.44 WHIP, 7.00 K/9, 1.10 G/F, .133 BAA, .295 OPSA

 
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