Tyler Cloyd was named the International League's most valuable pitcher, becoming the first Phillies minor-leaguer to win such honors since Brandon Duckworth in 2001.
Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA at triple-A Lehigh Valley. He leads the league with a 1.01 WHIP and his .210 batting average against ranked second best. Earlier in the season, he started at the triple-A all-star game.
He's done it all with pinpoint control and a fastball that rarely eclipses 90 m.p.h.
This hardware is likely a prelude to more; Cloyd is a favorite for the Paul Owens Award, given annually by the Phillies to their top hitting and pitching farmhands.