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May 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Players of the Week, April 29-May 5: Allen Webster and Garin Cecchini

A pair of high ceiling prospects earned this week's Pitcher and Player of the Week awards, as the SoxProspects community voted for Allen Webster (pictured) and Garin Cecchini to take home the honors. This marks the first time Webster has received the award in his career. Cecchini garners the accolade for the second week in a row, which increases his career count to four.

After struggling in his April 27 outing to the tune of four runs and three walks in four innings, Webster rebounded on May 3 against the Durham Bulls to earn the first Triple-A victory of his career. The right-hander tossed six innings, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out nine batters -- two shy off his career high of 11, which occurred on May 14, 2010 when he was a member of the Single-A Great Lake Loons. He didn't walk a single batter, which was the second time this season he's achieved such a feat, and particularly of note since control had been an issue for him entering the season.

Cecchini, who won SoxProspect.com Player of the Month for April, continued his torrid start to the 2013 season this week with nine hits over 24 at-bats, including three doubles and a home run, along with two steals, five RBI and four walks. He's now hitting .374/.466/.636 with three home runs, nine doubles and 10 steals in 26 games with High A Salem.

Honorable mentions, batters:

Xander Bogaerts (POR)
Ryan Lavarnway (PAW)
Brandon Snyder (PAW)
Henry Ramos (SAL)

Honorable mentions, pitchers:

Henry Owens (SAL)
Matt Barnes (POR)
Brian Johnson (GRE)
Chris Martin (POR)

Photo Credit: Allen Webster by Kelly O'Connor

Kevin Pereira is a Staff Writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @kevinrpereira.