Infielder Bryson Stott and right-hander Jean Cabrera were recognized by the Phillies on Thursday as recipients of the Paul Owens Award, presented annually to the organization’s top player and minor league pitcher.
Stott, 23, enters today with the third-highest batting average among Northeastern Double-A qualifiers this season. He beats .294 with 26 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, 46 RBIs, 64 runs, 55 walks, nine steals, .381 base percentage and .493 stroke percentage in 100 games combined this year. season between high -A Jersey Shore (22 G) and double-A Reading (78 G). He also leads all of the Phillies Minor Leaguers in hits, goal percentage (min. 220 PA) and total goals (186).
“Bryson has always played great baseball throughout the season on both sides of the ball,” Phillies general manager Sam Fuld said. “His ability to use any pitch, control the area and impact the game with his athleticism makes him a unique player. He continues to impress as a teammate and as a worker. We are delighted to see Bryson making progress in our system.
Stott was selected by the Phillies in the first round (No.14 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Cabrera, 19, went 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA (7 ER, 46.0 IP) in 11 starts this year with the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Phillies White. In his first professional season, he posted a WHIP of 0.85 while keeping his opponents at a batting average of .196. He has 57 strikeouts on just seven walks and only gave up one home run to the 172 batters he faced.
“Jean has dominated hitters this season and has put himself on the radar within the organization,” said Fuld. “He fills the strike zone with his fastball, cursor and change, and presented some exciting tricks for a 19-year-old. Jean has a significant advantage with his combination of tricks, command and competitiveness. He deserves it. amply this price. ”
Cabrera, a native of Venezuela, was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in July 2019.
Both players will be honored ahead of Monday’s game against the Orioles at Citizens Bank Park.
The Paul Owens Award was instituted in 1986 and is named after the late Paul Owens, who spent 48 years in the Phillies organization as a Boy Scout, Farm Manager, General Manager, Director and Senior Advisor.