Bobby Dalbec

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Bobby Dalbec the big winner as Red Sox announce minor league awards

John Tomase
September 14, 2018 - 12:31 pm
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The Red Sox announced their minor-league award winners on Friday, and Bobby Dalbec was the big winner.

Dalbec was named the organization's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year after hitting 32 home runs with 109 RBIs between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. He finished second in the minors with 70 extra-base hits and was named Carolina League MVP. The 2016 fourth-round pick also recorded a .928 fielding percentage at third base.

The other winners were right-hander Denyi Reyes (Pitcher of Year), infielder/outfielder Kervin Suarez (Baserunner of Year), outfielder Gilberto Jimenez (Latin Program Position Player of Year), and right-hander Miguel Suero (Latin Program Pitcher of Year).

Additionally, reliever Ryan Brasier won the Lou Gorman Award, named after the team's former general manager and given to the player who has dedicated perseverance and overcome obstacles to reach the big leagues.

Reyes, 21, went 12-5 with a 1.97 ERA in 27 appearances between High- and Low-A. He struck out 145 in 155 2/3 innings and posted the lowest ERA in the system for the second straight year.

Suarez, 19, spent the year at Low-A Greenville and stole 25 bases in 31 attempts, splitting his time between center field and second base.

Jimenez, 18, hit .319 with 18 extra-bases in the Dominican Summer League, while Suero, 21, posted a 1.56 ERA at three levels.

Brasier pitched in a Japanese minor league last year, but since being recalled on July 8 has emerged as a key piece of Boston's bullpen.

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