Today the Braves put out a list of their 2017 minor league award winners within the organization, with the position player and pitcher of the year for each of their seven minor league affiliates. The winners of these awards will be honored before Friday night’s game in Atlanta.
Triple A Gwinnett
Player of the Year-Ozzie Albies
Pitcher of the Year-Lucas Sims
This one was a pretty easy one to decide. Albies beat out Ronald Acuna for the top player with more time in Triple A. Sims didn't have a ton of competition thanks to Sean Newcomb not having nearly as many innings.
Double A Mississippi
Player of the Year-Ronald Acuna
Pitcher of the Year-Mike Soroka
Ronald Acuna was a fairly easy choice here for the top player, while Mike Soroka beat out Kolby Allard for the top pitcher in Mississippi.
High A Florida
Player of the Year-Alex Jackson
Pitcher of the Year-Touki Toussaint
Alex Jackson's big year was more than enough to hold off Austin Riley for the top player. Touki Toussaint and his longer time in Florida were enough to beat out Tyler Pike and his better numbers for the top pitcher.
Low A Rome
Player of the Year-Cristian Pache
Pitcher of the Year-Bryse Wilson
The first pair of tough decisions came in Rome. Cristian Pache beat out Brett Cumberland for the top player despite Cumberland having the better offensive numbers in less time. Bryse Wilson was the top pitcher in what could have been a coin flip between him and Joey Wentz.
Short Season Danville
Player of the Year-William Contreras
Pitcher of the Year-Odalvi Javier
A big year by William Contreras beat out Bradley Keller, Leudys Baez, and Drew Lugbauer for the top player. Odalvi Javier was Danville's best pitcher so he was also an easy choice for the top pitcher.
Rookie Ball GCL
Player of the Year-Jefrey Ramos
Pitcher of the Year-Miguel Jerez
Jefrey Ramos won a tight race between him and Jean Carlos Encarnacion for the top player in the GCL, as either would have been deserving. Miguel Jerez was the top pitcher in the GCL without much competition for that as he was just dominant.
Rookie Ball DSL
Player of the Year-Juan Carlos Negret
Pitcher of the Year-Gabriel Noguera
In a rough year for the DSL team Juan Carlos Negret was the team’s one real standout and was easily the top player. Gabriel Noguera was dominant before a promotion, so he was also a fairly easy choice for the top pitcher.