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July 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Players of the Week, 7/21-27: Brian Johnson & Travis Shaw

Brian Johnson, SPPortland Sea Dogs - 1 G, 7.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB/12 K, 0.57 WHIP, 15.43 K/9, 1.00 G/F, .043 BAA, .197 OPSA
Johnson shut down the Rock Cats (MIN) in his sole start of the period, July 25, holding them to a single hit and three walks while striking out an impressive twelve batters while cruising to the win and SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honors. He is currently the ninth-ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com. This is Johnson's third SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honor, having previously won for the weeks of April 14-20 and April 21-27.

Season Line: 20 G, 12-3, 2.53 ERA, 110.1 IP, 90 H, 31 ER, 32 BB/107 K, .222 BAA


Travis Shaw, 1BPawtucket Red Sox - 5 G, 19 AB, 23 PA, 9 H, 4 2B, 5 R, 2 RBI, 4 BB/3 K, .474/.565/.684

Shaw took his show on the road this week battering his way through Lehigh Valley (PHI) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY), capped by a 2-for-5  performance with a pair of doubles at PNC Field July 25. Shaw has worked his way up to the number 19 spot in the system according to SoxProspects.com. This is his second player of the week award of the season, having previously won for the period of May 19-25.

Season Line: 103 G, .297/.374/.517, 116 for 391, 20 HR, 22 2B, 2 3B, 50 BB/78 K

Honorable Mention, Pitchers:

Cody Kukuk (SAL)

Pat Light (SAL)

Anthony Ranaudo (PAW)

Aaron Wilkerson (LOW)

Honorable Mention, Batters:

Carlos Asuaje (SAL)

Mookie Betts (PAW)

Mauricio Dubon (LOW)

Bryan Hudson (LOW)

Photo credit: Brian Johnson and Travis Shaw by Kelly O'Connor