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June 19, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Players of the Week, June 10-16: Keury De La Cruz and Anthony Ranaudo

This week's SoxProspects.com Player and Pitcher of the Week polls featured a pair of winners with wide margins of victory in Salem's Keury De La Cruz (73 percent) and Portland's Anthony Ranaudo (82 percent).

De La Cruz batted .462/.500/.692 (12-for-26) with one home run and three doubles, scoring four runs and batting in eight. His best night of the period came against Lynchburg (Braves) June 14 when he went two-for-three with a home run. Through 68 games in 2013 De La Cruz, ranked twenty-third in the system by SoxProspects.com, is hitting .288/.317/.447 (76-for-264) with four home runs, 24 doubles, and three triples.

Ranaudo worked 7.2 innings of two-hit, shutout baseball against Erie (Tigers) June 13, striking out 13 opposing batters while walking only two and earning the win. The resurgent Ranaudo owns a 7-1 record and 2.15 ERA, having allowed 16 earned runs on 41 hits, striking out 76 and walking 21 in 67 innings over 12 starts, and holding opposing batters to an .174 batting average. He is currently the sixth-ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com.

Honorable mentions, batting:

Luis Alexander Basabe (DSL)
Kevin Heller (GRE)
Henry Ramos (SAL)
Stefan Welch (SAL)

Honorable mentions, pitching:

Drake Britton (POR)
Jeremy Khert (POR)
Allen Webster (PAW)
Jeffrey Wendelken (GRE)