09/09/08 7:41 PM ET
Houston tabs Minor League MVPs
Monday's hero Saccomanno among those honored by Astros
By Jim Molony / MLB.com
The eight honorees, selected by the field staff of each team, will be recognized at a special pregame ceremony at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, prior to the Astros' 6:05 p.m. game against the Braves.
Infielder Mark Saccomanno was named MVP of the Triple-A Round Rock Express. Saccamanno, who hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a Major Leaguer on Monday night against Pittsburgh, hit .297 with 27 home runs and 84 RBIs.
Infielder Drew Sutton won the honors at Double-A Corpus Christi after hitting .317, which ranked fourth in the Texas League and first among all Astros prospects. He hit 20 home runs and collected 69 RBIs, while finishing with an on-base percentage of .408, ranking second in the league. Sutton was named to the Texas League's Midseason and Postseason All-Star Teams and was honored as the Hooks' Offensive Player of the Month for July.
Mark Ori was named MVP for Class A Salem after finishing third in the league in both batting (.304) and RBIs (89). Infielder Eric Taylor's work at Class A Lexington (.255, 9 HR, 56 RBIs, 27 steals, .992 fielding average) while Tri-City infielder Phil Disher took MVP honors after hitting .304 and finishing second in the New York-Penn League in both home runs (13) and RBIs.
Kyle Greenwalt took honors at Rookie League Greenville based on his 3.14 ERA in 13 starts. He was later promoted to Tri-City, where he lowered his season ERA to 3.01.
For the Astros Dominican Summer League team, infielder Miguel Arrendell earned team MVP honors by hitting .284 with 20 stolen bases and a .459 on-base percentage. Right-hander Carlos Quevedo was tabbed MVP of the Astros Venezuelan Summer League team after posting a 4-2 record and a 1.98 ERA in 14 starts.
Jim Molony is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.