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09/21/2007 3:34 PM ET
Berry, Zagurski win 2007 Paul Owens Award
Outfielder Quintin Berry and left-handed pitcher Mike Zagurski are the winners of the Paul Owens Award for the best player and pitcher, respectively, in the Phillies minor league system for 2007, Mike Arbuckle, Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development, announced today.
The two players will receive their awards pre-game on Tuesday, September 25, when the Phillies host the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
Outfielder . . . B-T: L-L . . . HT: 6-0; WT: 170 . . . Age: 22 . . . Born: November 21, 1984, San Diego, CA . . . Resides: San Diego . . . Attended San Diego State University . . . How Obtained: Selected by Phillies in the fifth round of the June 2006 draft.
2007: Spent season with Lakewood BlueClaws . . . Played mostly CF (93 games) . . . Led the South Atlantic League with 55 stolen bases . . . Stolen base total was second among all players in the minors . . . Had a career-high 14-game hitting streak (5/21-6/5) and batted .455 (25-55, 13 R, 9 SB) . . . Hit safely in 26 of 31 games from 6/9-7/19, including an 8-game run-scoring streak (7/12-19) . . . Had 46 multi-hit games, including 16 games with three or more hits . . . Hit .378 (45-119) for August with 16 RBI and 14 SB . . . SAL in-season All-Star.
Steve Noworyta, Director, Minor Leagues: "Had an all-around consistent year for us both offensively and defensively. He showcased his speed on the basepaths with a big year at the plate. We look forward to his continued progression next season."
QUINTIN BERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS
* League leader
Left-handed pitcher . . . B-T: L-L . . . HT: 6-0; WT: 225 . . . Age: 24 . . . Born: January 27, 1983, Omaha, NE . . . Resides: Omaha . . . Attended the University of Kansas . . . How Obtained: Selected by Phillies in the twelfth round of the June 2005 draft.
2007: Pitched at 4 levels in the Phillies organization . . . Began the season with Clearwater (A), where 11 of his 12 appearances were scoreless and he averaged 16.5 SO/9.0 IP . . . Held Florida State League hitters to a .113 average . . . Was promoted to Reading (AA) in May and appeared in 6 games (5 scoreless) before having his contract purchased on 5/25 . . . Made his ML debut, 5/25 at ATL (1.0 IP) . . . Earned his 1st ML win, 6/7 at NYM (1.0 IP, H, BB, SO) . . . Was optioned to Ottawa on 7/27 . . . Appeared in 7 games before being recalled on 8/15 . . . Overall, went 0-0, 1.39 ERA (5 ER, 32.1 IP) in 25 minor league games and averaged 13.6 SO/9.0 IP (49 SO/32.1 IP) . . . Was recalled on 8/16 . . . Placed on the 15-day DL on 8/19 (strained right hamstring) . . . Had season-ending surgery on his right hamstring on 8/27 (Dr. Jim Bradley).
Steve Noworyta, Director, Minor Leagues: "Put up impressive numbers at the minor league level this season, which translated to his quick rise. Continued improvement in command of all his pitches."
MIKE ZAGURSKI'S CAREER STATISTICS
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PAUL OWENS AWARD
Since 1986 the Phillies have honored the top player and pitcher in their minor league system. The award is named in honor of the late Paul Owens, who spent 48 years in the Phillies organization as a scout, farm director, general manager, manager and senior advisor. As GM, he was the architect of the 1980 World Champion Phillies and he managed the 1983 Phillies to the National League pennant.
|1986||Ron Jones (of)||Marvin Freeman (rhp)|
|1987||Ricky Jordan (1b)||Todd Frohwirth (rhp)|
|1988||Jim Vatcher (of)||Andy Carter (lhp)|
|1989||Mickey Morandini (2b)||Jason Grimsley (rhp)|
|1990||Jeff Grotewold (c)||Andy Ashby (rhp)|
|1991||Kim Batiste (ss)||Toby Borland (rhp)|
|1992|| Mike Lieberthal (c)||Paul Fletcher (rhp)|
|1993||Phil Geisler (of)||Ricky Bottalico (rhp)|
|1994||Gene Schall (1b)||Ron Blazier (rhp)|
|1995||Dave Doster (2b)||Rich Hunter (rhp)|
| ||Wendell Magee (of)|| |
|1996||Scott Rolen (3b)||Matt Beech (lhp)|
|1997 ||Jeff Key (of)||Ryan Brannan (rhp)|
| ||Jimmy Rollins (ss)|| |
|1998||Marlon Anderson (2b)||Carlton Loewer (rhp)|
|1999||Pat Burrell (of/1b)||Adam Eaton (rhp)|
|2000||Marlon Byrd (of)||Brandon Duckworth (rhp)|
|2001|| Marlon Byrd (of)||Brandon Duckworth (rhp)|
|2002||Chase Utley (3b)||Ryan Madson (rhp)|
|2003||Ryan Howard (1b)||Cole Hamels (lhp)|
|2004||Ryan Howard (1b)||Scott Mitchinson (rhp)|
|2005||Chris Roberson (of)||Robinson Tejeda (rhp)|
|2006||Michael Bourn (of)||Carlos Carrasco (rhp)|
|2007||Quintin Berry (of)||Mike Zagurski (lhp)||