Red Sox prospect watch: Pitchers steal the show

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Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)

Shane Drohan has struggled in his two Triple-A starts. The left-handed starter has allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and six walks over 7 2/3 innings. He's given up four home runs and struck out seven batters. Drohan will be fine. There's no need to panic. He's suddenly facing lineups filled with MLB players. It shouldn't be a shock that he needs to adjust.

David Hamilton is slashing .262/.340/.514 with seven doubles, three triples, and 11 home runs. The left-handed hitting second baseman/shortstop has driven in 25 runs, scored 34 more, and stolen 25 bases. Sweet Feet even played a game in centerfield this week. He's done that twice this year, and it's great to get him more versatility.

Wilyer Abreu is slashing .270/.389/.474 with five doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 22 runs, scored 29 more, and stolen three bases. Abreu has a great all-around game, and you have to love the seven home runs in 38 games.

Nick Sogard hit his first home run of the year this week. The switch-hitting utility is slashing .272/.396/.368 with six doubles, one triple, and one home run. He's driven in 13 runs, scored 19 more, and stolen six bases. Sogard has nearly as many walks (23) as strikeouts (28).

Ryan Fitzgerald holds a .292/.372/.533 slash line with 10 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. The left-handed hitting utility has driven in 31 runs, scored 21 more, and stolen four bases. Fitzy gets on base, hits for power, and plays solid defense all around the field. He'd make a great utility guy in the Majors. At this point, Fitzy deserves a shot somewhere.