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July 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Players of the Week, 7/14-20: Michael Almanzar & Trey Ball

Michael Almanzar, 3B, Portland Sea Dogs - 4 G, 13 AB, 16 PA, 6 H, 1 HR, 2 2B, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB/3 K, 1 SB (0 CS), .462/.562/.846

After struggling against New Hampshire (TOR) in three straight games to close out the previous period, Almanzar began to cash in on the familiarity, closing out the home series going 3 for 4 with a double and taking the show on the road  and going 4 for 10 with a double and a home run over next three games in Manchester. Since returning to the Red Sox organization and Portland the man affectionately referred to by some as Tiger Death House is batting .296/.397/.463 (16 for 54) with two home runs and three doubles in 17 games.

Season Line: 26 G, .244/.337/.419 (21 for 86), 3 HR, 6 2B, 12 R, 11 RBI, 7 BB/22 K


Trey Ball, SP, Greenville Drive - 1 G, 5.0 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB/4 K, 0.40 WHIP, 7.20 K/9, 0.75 G/F, .125 BAA, .250 OSPA

Ball bounced back from a rough outing his last time out to work five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four against Asheville (COL) July 19. His July numbers show some encouragement that he may finally be breaking out of his season long slump having allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits for a 3.32 ERA in 19 innings pitched over four starts. This is his second SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honor having previously won for the week of June 30-July 6. He is currently the sixteenth-ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com.
Season Line: 15 G, 1-7, 6.06 ERA, 62.1 IP, 42 ER, 83 H, 23 BB/45 K, .317 BAA


Honorable Mention, Batters:

Ryan Dent (POR)

Alex Hassan (PAW)

Nick Moore (SAL/LOW)

Travis Shaw (PAW)

Honorable Mention, Pitchers:

Anthony Ranaudo (PAW)

Javier Rodriguez (GCL)

Aaron Wilkerson (LOW)

Brandon Workman (PAW)

Photo Credit: Michael Almanzar and Trey Ball by Kelly O'Connor