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June 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Players of the Week June 17-23: Rubby De La Rosa and Tony Thomas

In what was a strong week overall for pitching among the nominees for SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week, Pawtucket's Rubby De La Rosa distinguished himself by working 11.1 shutout innings, while on the other side of the coin Portland's Tony Thomas distinguished himself as the class of a relatively week Player of the Week field.

At Columbus (Indians) June 17, De la Rosa logged 5.1 innings, two hits, issuing five bases on balls and striking out five opposing batters, en route to earning the win. It was in his second start of the period, June 22 at Toledo (Tigers) that De la Rosa truly distinguished himself, allowing one hit, while striking out seven and walking none in a no-decision. De la Rosa owns a 1-1 record with a 2.54 ERA in 13 starts in 2013, having allowed 14 earned runs of 28 hits over 49.2 innings pitched, striking out 50 while and holding opponents to an .166 average.

Thomas, batted .450/.478/.700 (9-for-20) hitting one home run and two doubles, five runs scored and four batted in, taking one base on balls, with three stolen bases. On the season Thomas, age 26, is batting .245/.303/.435 (66-for-269) with seven home runs, 18 doubles and three triples in 68 games.

Honorable mention, batters:

Mookie Betts (GRE)
Jackie Bradley Jr. (PAW)
David Chester (GRE)
Kendrick Perkins (LOW)

Honorable mention, pitchers:

Mario Alcantara (LOW)
William Cuevas (SAL)
Sergio Gomez (LOW)
Daniel McGrath (GCL)