Pawtucket Red Sox: Top 10 Players Of The Week For June 26th Until July 2nd
The Paw Sox had a nice bounce back week this past week, as they had a record of 5-2 in 7 games. In those 7 games, 4 of them came at Lehigh Valley where the Paw Sox won 3 out of 4 games. The next 3 came at McCoy Stadium against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. You can see who made the top 10 list from the week of June 19th to the 25th here. Here is the list from this past week of June 26th until July 2nd.
10) Brandon Workman (Last Week #3)
Brandon Workman pitched well this past week. In 2 outings, he went 2 innings, he gave up 1 hit and 3 strikeouts. His most important outing of the week came on Saturday night during the 2nd game of a suspended double header. The Paw Sox were leading 5-0 going into the 7th inning before Hector Velasquez gave up a 2 run home run to Devyn Bolasky. With the Paw Sox now leading 5-2, they brought in Brandon Workman to close out the game. Workman is one of the relievers in Pawtucket that we could see in a critical situation in Boston later this season. He is one of those names you definitely want to keep an eye out for.
9) Noe Ramirez (Last Week N/A)
Noe Ramirez appeared in one game for the Paw Sox this past week. In that game, he helped save the bullpen by going 3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. In that game, Kyle Kendrick only went 2 innings. The Paw Sox needed the bullpen for 7 innings. Having one reliever go 3 innings is very clutch.
8) Austin Maddox (Last Week N/A)
Austin Maddox is starting to show why he could be a viable member out of the Red Sox bullpen, never mind the Paw Sox bullpen. In 3 appearances this past week, he went 4 innings, while walking 2 and striking out 4. Maddox is someone you could see in Boston again at one point this season.
7) Ryan Court (Last Week #10)
Ryan Court had a pretty good week this past week. In 5 games, he went 7 for 20 at the plate with 1 home run and 3 RBI’s. That ended up being a .350 batting average that raised his average on the season to .270 on the season.
6) Hector Velasquez (Last Week N/A)
Hector Velasquez was his typical Hector Velasquez self this past week. In 2 starts, he pitched 11 innings, giving up 11 hits, 4 runs, 5 walks, and struck out 6. When you glance at those numbers, you would think that they are not awesome numbers. But in his 2nd start of the week on Saturday, he pitched extremely well. He pitched 6 scoreless innings before they sent him out for the complete game in the 7th. When they sent him out, that’s when he gave up 2 hits and 2 runs on a home run. He didn’t record an out. Take that out of the pitcher, he a great week.
5) Mike Miller (Last Week N/A)
Mike Miller has started to thrive in the leadoff spot since Rusney Castillo went on the DL with a groin pull. In 6 games, he was 9 for 28 with 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. His home run came on Wednesday, in a 10-2 Paw Sox loss at Lehigh Valley. With Castillo being on the DL, having Miller thrive in the leadoff spot is huge for the Paw Sox lineup.
4) Jalen Beeks (Last Week #5)
Jalen Beeks only pitched in one game this past week. That game was on Friday night against Scranton. The two teams played 3 innings on Friday night. In those 3 innings, Beeks gave up 1 hit and struck out 5 on 33 pitches (24 strikes). In those 3 innings, Scranton was getting very little contact. With Beeks working extremely quickly and effectively, he had the possibility of going deep into this game. It is a shame that the rain suspended the game to the following day. If the rain didn’t come, Beeks had a chance to go really deep into this game.
3) Heiker Meneses (Last Week N/A)
Heiker Meneses had an amazing week this past week. In 7 games, he was 9 for 25 which was a .360 batting average. It was a great week at the plate, but what made it better was that he was able to hit a home run during a 14-5 win at Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Yes, Heiker Meneses was able to hit a home run. If you don’t know Meneses’s game, he’s a single hitter. Get on base and use his legs to score. In his 10 season being a minor leaguer, he has hit 15 home runs. It’s not a lot of power. Based on his past, that will be his only long ball this season.
Now Heiker Meneses gets in on the fun! His first HR of the year is a 3-run shot to left.
We’re up 7-1 at the halfway point! pic.twitter.com/47GvNkk6yq
— PawSox (@PawSox) June 28, 2017
2) Brian Bogusevic (Last Week #7)
Brian Bogusevic had a great week this past week for the Paw Sox. In 5 games, he was 9 for 22 with 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. That works out to be a .409 average. During that time, he was able to raise his average on the season from .233 to 258. For a 5 game span, that’s very impressive. His big hit came on Wednesday night in Lehigh Valley. In that game, he hit his 5th homerun of the season as the Paw Sox lost 10-2.
1) Bryce Brentz (Last Week #2)
Bryce Brentz had an amazing week, and he was awarded for it. In 7 games, he went 14 for 28 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI’s. That was enough to give him the honor of being the international league batter of the week. During that time, he was able to raise his batting average from .255 to .282. His biggest hit of the week came on Monday night against Lehigh Valley. In that game, he hit a game winning home run in the top of the 10th inning to give the Paw Sox a 5-4 win. With the Paw Sox struggling so much over the last few weeks, it gave the Paw Sox a jumpstart on to the week.
BRYCE BRENTZ AGAIN!
Brentz CRUSHES a solo HR in the 10th inning — his 15th of the year — and we’re up 5-4. pic.twitter.com/l0HIqeVgNF
— PawSox (@PawSox) June 27, 2017