De La Cruz, McCollum Earn Minor League Spring Training Standout Awards

Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies player development team announced on Sunday the recipients of the Bill Giles and Larry Rojas awards for 2023.

The awards are given to the minor league players in the Phillies organization who stood out the most during Spring Training.

The 2023 recipients of the award are right-handed pitcher Tommy McCollum and outfielder Carlos De La Cruz.

Carlos De La Cruz was a player who gained quite a bit of fan attention during the start of spring training when he was in the lineup quite a bit for the Phillies.

A 6′ 8″ batter, De La Cruz has the size that makes him stick out. Tyler Glasnow and Brad Wieck were the only two players in MLB in 2022 with that height. Only one player was taller…

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