In Double-A, outfielders Cristian Pache and Drew Waters were honored as co-players of the year. They are the franchise’s No. 2 and No. 3 overall prospects, respectively, and both could debut next season.
Pache, one of the best defensive outfielders in the minors, progressed offensively, hitting a career-high 11 homers and notching 47 extra-base hits in 104 games. Waters was named MVP of the Southern League, the youngest player to do such in 14 years, after hitting .319 and winning the batting title.
Their co-pitchers of the year were Anderson and break-out star Tucker Davidson, who owned a 2.03 ERA and 122:45 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 21 starts before a promotion to Triple-A.
Outfielder Rafael Ortega won Triple-A Gwinnett’s player of the year after he hit 21 homers with 58 extra-base hits. Ortega, a veteran journeyman, has been with the big-league club and already made an impact, including a game-winning grand slam against the Dodgers last month.
Bryse Wilson was named Gwinnett’s pitcher of the year after striking out 118 hitters in 121 innings. Wilson has bounced between Triple-A and the majors since making his MLB debut last August.
Here are all the Braves’ players of the year:
Organization: OF Trey Harris, RH Ian Anderson
Gwinnett: OF Rafael Ortega, RH Bryse Wilson
Mississippi: OF Cristian Pache and OF Drew Waters, RH Ian Anderson and LH Tucker Davidson
Florida: OF Trey Harris, LH Hayden Deal
Rome: OF Justin Dean, LH Dilmer Mejia
Danville: 1B Bryce Ball, RAH Ricky DeVito
Gulf Coast: OF Michael Harris II, RH Eudi Asencio
DSL: OF Deivi Estrada, RH Roddery Munoz