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Prospect Reports: Part Four

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Abe Alvarez | SP | Pawtucket Red Sox | 3.90 ERA, 2-1, 27.2 IP |

Alvarez pitched once this week and was absolutely stellar. Alvarez pitched against Scranton, going seven innings, gave up one run on four hits, and struck out six on the night. It was Alvarez's best start of the season by far.

Jon Papelbon | SP | Portland Sea Dogs | 2.12 ERA, 2-1, 29.2 IP |

In 13 innings pitched this week, Papelbon surrendered earned runs, seven hits, and twelve strikeouts. The only problem for Papelbon this week has been walks, though, as he walked five batters in last nights no-decision versus New Britian.

Hanley Ramirez | SS | Portland Sea Dogs | .293 BA, .343 OBP, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 7 SB |

Ramirez has dropped his numbers throughout the week, with his batting average losing seven points and his on-base losing 12. Ramirez has been struggling recently unil last night, when he went 3-5 with an RBI against New Britian. Ramirez is on the verge of breaking lose though, and I'm sure we'll see that average up above .300 in no time.

Dustin Pedroia | 2B | Portland Sea Dogs | .352 BA, .434 OBP, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 12 BB, 9 SO |

Just when you thought Pedroia was human -- whack! He knocks in a few hits nad he brings his batting average up over the .350 mark to .352. The only fault that Pedroia is having at this moment is walking, as he only walked twice last week and that's bad for Pedroia. Usually he get atleast one a game.

Sox Prospects Notable Performances:
-The biggest news down on the farm is that Cla Meredith, who was perfect down in Portland, was promoted to Pawtucket on the 3rd. Maybe Meredith will be the closer in Paw-Town, but I see him as a middle relief guy. Then again the Sox might want to see how he performs in a closer role at a higher level.