Friday, August 08, 2008

Berry Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month

Thresher centerfielder Quintin Berry was recognized by the Philadelphia Phillies as the club’s minor league player of the month of July, the team announced this week. In July the left-hander batted .367 while driving in 15 runs and scoring 14. His 40 hits and 13 stolen bases led the entire Philadelphia farm system.

The San Diego native began what has turned into a 24-game hitting streak by recording a hit in his last 16 games of the month. He raised his season batting average nearly 40 points over the span of the month from .233 to .270.

In addition to 15 multi-hit games, Berry also recorded three multi-steal games including two games in which he swiped three bags.

The 2007 winner of the Paul Owens Award – given each year to the player deemed the best in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system – was selected by the Phillies in the fifth round of the June 2006 draft. He is in his third professional season.

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