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Farm Fresh: Brock Stewart, Edwin Rios win Dodger Player of the Year awards

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Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

Brock Stewart has been named the Dodgers’ Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and third baseman Edwin Rios is the franchise’s Minor League Player of the Year.

Stewart’s rise from Single-A to the Majors was one of the biggest stories in the farm system this season — click here to read more about it in Cary Osborne’s Dodger Insider magazine feature — and he had the numbers at every level to back it up.

  • Single-A Rancho Cucamonga: 0.82 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, 10 strikeouts in 11 innings
  • Double-A Tulsa: 1.12 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 62 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings (Texas League All-Star)
  • Triple-A Oklahoma City: 2.49 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 54 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings

Stewart, who turns 25 October 3, most recently threw five innings of shutout ball with eight strikeouts against the National League-leading Cubs. He was a sixth-round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2014.

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Rios, Edwin

For his part, the 22-year-old Rios, a sixth-round draft pick in 2015, traversed three levels this year, finding his most success at Rancho, where he homered 16 times in 42 games with a .394 on-base percentage, .712 slugging percentage and 1.105 OPS.

Rios was promoted to Tulsa on July 28, where has a .757 OPS with five home runs in 29 games. For the year, he has 25 doubles and 27 homers. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and bats left.

Stewart and Rios will be honored at Dodger Stadium in an on-field pregame ceremony September 24.


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  1. Might have a lefthanded hitting hot corner in our future after all.

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