2 Phillies Minor Leaguers Named 2021 Paul Owens Award Winners
While the Phillies are making a push for Red October, two of their minor leaguers were named to a special award just recently. Bryson Stott and Jean Cabrera were selected for the 2021 Paul Owens Award, an award gifted to a minor league Phillies pitcher and position player every year.
Bryson Stott has played an incredible season down in the minors. The shortstop is slashing .294/.381/.872 on the season, with 15 HRs, 46 RBIs, and 112 hits in 381 at-bats. Stott has shown massive signs of improvement over the season and is shaping into a Phillies prospect that isn’t ran into the ground by the organization. Maybe not at the start of next season, but if Stott continues his dominance down in the minor leagues, don’t rule out seeing him next year up in the pros with the Phillies.
Jean Cabrera was also named an award winner, taking the pitcher slot of the honor. Cabrera is 3-1 this season, with a 1.37 ERA, with 57 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched. Cabrera tallied a 0.85 WHIP and has started 11 games as well. More time is going to be needed with Cabrera before he even sniffs the big leagues, but the potential is definitely there for the future.
The Paul Owens award is gifted every year to two special minor leaguers in the Phillies organization, and there are no better two people to be gifted this award than Stott and Cabrera. Two studs that have lit up their opponents all year in the minor leagues, and have been lighting up the stat sheets to go along with it.
Go Phils (no matter what league we’re talking). Red October is coming.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelpha Inquirer