TED'S ARMY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AAA - Pawtucket Red Sox (34-42, 4th in IL North):
As one Pawsox player gets the nod in Boston, another flourishes in his place. When Darnell McDonald was called up to Boston, Daniel Nava went on a tear in Pawtucket. Then Daniel Nava got the call, and now it is Bubba Bell's turn. Last week, Bell hit almost everything with a .600 batting average, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, and 2 doubles. For the season, Bubba is batting .308, 4 homers, and 31 RBI. Bubba hits a lot of singles with some home run power.
RHP Robert Coello continues his great pitching in Pawtucket. In 1 start and 2 appearances out of the pen, Coello has pitched 12.1 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 run (0.73 ERA) and 19 K's. Coello is a big right handed pitcher (listed 6' 5", 250 LBS) who throws a fastball ranging from the low to mid 90's and decent breaking pitches that hit high 70's to mid 80's.
AA - Portland Sea Dogs (38-36, 4th in EAS Eastern):
RHP Santo Luis has done very well from the pen since coming over to from the White Sox system earlier this season. In 19 appearances this season with Portland, Luis has a 5-1 record, pitched 37.2 innings with a 2.63 ERA (11 R), 15 walks, and 38 K's.
A (Advanced) - Salem Red Sox [1-3 (43-31), last in CAR Southern]:
For those of you who did not know, single A baseball determines a first half division winner at the all star break. Then they start over in the standings and now Salem goes from second to last.
Ryan Lavarnway continues to lead the Carolina league in homers (14) and RBI (56), and stands at 8th in batting average with .305. There has been a change in position for Lavarnway due to his lack of skill behind the plate and is now Salem's DH.
A - Greenville Drive [4-0 (40-34), 1st in SAL Southern]:
Greenville has benefited from the half-season start over with their standing in first place in the southern division. The Drive have won 5 straight and look to continue their streak for the second half. Catcher Daniel Butler has done well at the plate with a .317 average, 5 homers, and 26 RBI.
A (Short Season) - Lowell Spinners (4-6, 3rd in NYP Stedler):
Lowell has started their season in the middle of the pack and slow at the plate. Lowell has scored the second fewest runs (35) in the New York - Penn league, but will pick it up as the season progresses.