The Phillies have selected infielder Darick Hall and right-handed pitcher Andrew Painter as recipients of the 2022 Paul Owens Award, given annually to the organization’s top minor league player and pitcher.
Hall posted a .252/.326/.529 slash line (.855 OPS) with 22 doubles, 26 home runs, 83 RBIs and 54 runs in 93 games with triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2022. Enter today Today, the left-handed slugger had the following rankings in the International League this year: third in slugging percentage, tied for third in homeruns, tied for seventh in RBI, eighth in OPS and tied for ninth in extra-base hits (48). The 27-year-old made his major league debut this season with the Phillies on June 29 against Atlanta. He became the first Phillies player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit at least four homers in his first eight career games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Additionally, from June 29 through August 7, Hall led all major league rookies with 17 extra hits and a .612 hitting percentage (min. 75 AP). Earlier this season, he earned back-to-back International League Player of the Week honors (4/18-24 and 4/25-5/1). In 14 games this month with Lehigh Valley, he posted a .962 OPS in 61 plate appearances. Hall, an Arizona native, was selected by the Phillies in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Painter, 19, went 6-2 with a 1.56 ERA (18 ER, 103.2 IP) and 0.89 WHIP in 22 combined starts this season with an A Clearwater single (9), an A Jersey high Shore (8) and a double A Reading (5). He recorded 155 strikeouts on 25 walks (SO to BB ratio of 6.20) and held opponents to a .181 batting average (67-371) while allowing just five home runs to 401 batters. that he faced. Painter, who leads all Phillies minor league pitchers in strikeouts this year, averaged 13.46 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and had a 38.7% strikeout rate per compared to a walking rate of 6.2%. He has made his last five starts of the season with Reading, posting a 2.54 ERA (8 ER, 28.1 IP) with 37 strikeouts on two walks. In his 22 total starts, he has thrown at least 6.0 innings on eight occasions, including in each of his first three outings with Reading. Entering today, he is the only minor league pitcher to post an ERA as low as his own (min. 100.0 IP) with as many strikeouts as he has recorded. Additionally, Painter is the Phillies’ first minor league pitcher to post an ERA below 1.60 (min. 100.0 IP) with at least 145 strikeouts in a season since left-hander Cole Hamels signed him. made in 2003. He is currently ranked as the No. 25 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. Painter, who was born in Florida, was selected by the Phillies in the first round (13th overall) of the MLB Draft last year.
“Darick is having a terrific year,” Phillies director of player development Preston Mattingly said. “With his work ethic, which is second to none, he continues to improve in all aspects of his game. We were thrilled that he had the opportunity to play in the big leagues this year. We believe the best of Darick is yet to come.
Mattingly added: “Andrew has had a special year all around. From the moment he showed up to camp, he showed what kind of competitor he is and how hard he works. He wore that all season long. Obviously we’re proud of Andrew’s numbers, which speak for themselves, but we’re also proud of how he’s matured as a person.
Established in 1986, the award is named after the late Paul Owens, who spent 48 years with the Phillies organization as a scout, farm manager, general manager, manager and senior adviser. Players will receive their awards on the field Thursday, Sept. 22, prior to the Phillies’ 7:15 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves.