The awards keep rolling in for Dodgers’ minor leaguers and this time, it’s Matt Beaty, Scott Barlow and Wilmer Font taking home the prizes. Last week, D.J. Peters of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was awarded league M.V.P. and Rookie of the Year, in addition to being joined by Ibandel Isabel and Caleb Ferguson on the postseason All-Star team.
This week, it was announced that infielder Matt Beaty has won the Texas League Most Valuable Player award and pitcher Scott Barlow has made the All-Star team.
— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) August 25, 2017
Beaty, a 24 year old out of Belmont College, has played all over the diamond in 2017 for the Drillers, but has spent the majority of his innings at first base and third base. He has been an effective hitter at every level he has played in the Dodgers’ system and this year is no different. On the season, he has a .323 batting average while totalling an .880 OPS. Beaty has 14 home runs and 31 doubles on the season for a Tulsa team that is tied with Springfield for first place in the second half of the season. It was also announced that Beaty will also be representing the Dodgers in the Arizona Fall League.
Barlow had a breakout season for the Drillers in 2017. In 18 games, he has a 2.15 era and has struck out 118 batters in 100.1 batters with a 0.907 WHIP. In addition, he also was promoted to AAA Oklahoma season mid season and made 7 appearances striking out 36 batters in 32.1 innings.
On Friday, it was announced that right handed starter Wilmer Font was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year. The 27 year old native of Venezuela also made the AAA All-Star team after collecting 174 strikeouts while leading the league with a 3.41 era, a 1.11 WHIP, and a .218 batting average against.
— Triple-A Baseball (@TripleABaseball) August 31, 2017
Oh hey, it’s another phenomenal start by Wilmer Font: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K. All hits were singles. Likely will be PCL Pitcher of Year.
— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) August 29, 2017
Former Dodgers’ prospect Willie Calhoun, the headliner in the trade for Yu Darvish, was also named a P.C.L All-Star.
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