Drabek & Taylor Named Paul Owens Winners

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Right-handed pitcher Kyle Drabek and outfielder Michael Taylor were named the 2009 Paul Owens Award winners for best pitcher and player in the Phillies organization.

Drabek, arguably the Phillies most prized prospect in the farm system, went 12-3 with a 3.19 ERA in Single-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. The 21 year old struck out 150 batters in 158 innings and opponents batted .239 against him. Drabek was recently shut down for the remainder of the season.

Taylor batted .320 with 20 home runs, 84 runs batted in, and stole 21 bases in Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Taylor, 23, had a .944 on-base plus slugging percentage. He hit for the cycle on August 12.


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