Stott and Cabrera win honors

Infielder Bryson Stott and right-hander pitcher Jean Cabrera were recognized by the Phillies on Thursday as recipients of the Paul Owens Award, given annually to the top minor league player and pitcher in the organization. 
Stott, 23, enters today with the third-highest batting average among qualifying Double-A Northeast hitters this season. He's batting .294 with 26 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs, 46 RBI, 64 runs, 55 walks, nine stolen bases, a .381 on-base percentage, and a .493 slugging percentage in 100 combined games this season between high-A Jersey Shore (22 G) and double-A Reading (78 G). He also leads all Phillies minor leaguers in hits, on-base percentage (min. 220 PA), and total bases (186). 
“Bryson has played consistently great baseball all season long on both sides of the ball,” Phillies General Manager Sam Fuld said. “His ability to use the whole field, control the zone and impact the game with his athleticism makes him a unique player. He continues to impress as a teammate and as a worker. We’re excited to see Bryson progress through our system.” 
Stott was selected by the Phillies in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 
Cabrera, 19, has gone 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. During his first professional season, he has posted a 0.85 WHIP while holding opponents to a .196 batting average. He has 57 strikeouts to only seven walks and has surrendered just one home run to the 172 batters he has faced. 
“Jean has dominated hitters this season and put himself on the radar within the organization," Fuld said. "He fills up the strike zone with his fastball, slider and changeup, and has flashed some exciting stuff for a 19-year-old. Jean possesses meaningful upside with his combination of stuff, command and competitiveness. He is very well-deserving of this award.” 
Cabrera, a native of Venezuela, was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in July 2019. 
Both players will be honored before Monday's game against the Orioles at Citizens Bank Park. 
The Paul Owens Award was instituted in 1986 and is named for the late Paul Owens, who spent 48 years in the Phillies organization as a scout, farm director, general manager, manager, and senior advisor.

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