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Owings, Bradley named Topps Players of the Year

Minor League Baseball and the Topps Company announced Monday that Arizona Diamondbacks prospects Chris Owings and Archie Bradley were selected as their league’s Topps Player of the Year.

Owings, a shortstop who played the majority of the season with Triple-A Reno, led the Pacific Coast League in hits with 180 and runs at 104. He was also named the PCL’s Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year for 2013, in addition to being selected as the D-backs Organizational Player of the Year.

Bradley, who pitched for Double-A Mobile in the Southern League, was 12-5 sporting a 1.97 ERA while pitching for BayBears. The right-hander was named the D-backs’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year and is widely considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.

The D-backs were tied for second with two Topps Players of the Year, behind only the Baltimore Orioles, who had three players with the honor.