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Prospect Reports: Part Six

Abe Alvarez | SP | Pawtucket Red Sox | 3.86 ERA, 2-2, 44.1 IP |

Alvarez wasn't anything special this week, making one start for the Paw Sox against Toledo on the 16th. Alvarez went 6.2 innings, gave up 3 earned runs on four hits, and struck out four in a no-decision. Alvarez doesn't have the best numbers for a prospect, but is pitching at a very consistent pace at the highest level of the minors, and should be recognized for that.

Jon Papelbon | SP | Portland Sea Dogs | 1.93 ERA, 3-1, 42.0 IP |

Paps is the man. Papelbon went 6.1 innings against Erie the other night, allowing two hits, one run, and striking out five. Papelbon still has control issues (3 walks last start), but is still lowering that ERA. Is a promotion in the works? I'd think so. At this point in the season he deserves it.

Hanley Ramirez | SS | Portland Sea Dogs | .284 BA, .347 OBP, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 10 SB |

Eww. Ramirez has dropped his average to .284 and it just continues to get lower. Ramirez did hit a home run in the past week, but hasn't added numbers to any other of his stat categories. Like I've said before, is Hanley's time as number one prospect over?

Dustin Pedroia | 2B | Portland Sea Dogs | .336 BA, .417 OBP, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 18 BB, 13 SO |

Pedroia has found his power stroke over the week, as he hit 3 long balls this week to push his season total to five. He is just a machine and, along with Paps, should get a promotion. Take Hanley too, I guess, just so we can see what he does at the AAA level. Even though he doesn't deserve it as much as Pedroia does at this moment.