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Colorado Rockies announce winners of the 2017 Doug Millon Minor League Player of the Year and P.J. Carey Player Development Awards

The Colorado Rockies announced today that infielder Ryan McMahon has been named the 2017 Doug Million Minor League Player of the Year. Additionally, Coordinator of Minor League Operations Jesse Stender has been named the recipient of the fourth annual P.J. Carey Player Development Award.
 
McMahon, 23, batted a combined .355 (167-for-470) with 39 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 41 walks and 11 stolen bases across 119 games between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque before making his Major League debut in August. He was named the MiLB.com Fan's Choice Best Offensive Player in the Minor Leagues, as well as a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star. During the season, the Yorba Linda, Calif., native participated in the 2017 Futures Game and was named the Double-A Eastern League Player of the Month for April and the Triple-A Pacific Coast League Player of the Month in June.
 
Stender enters his seventh year in the player development department and his fifth as the club's coordinator of Minor League operations. Working alongside Zach Wilson and Chris Forbes, he assists in all aspects of the department and is directly responsible for many administrative tasks within the Rockies' Minor League operations.
 
The Doug Million Award has been awarded annually to the most outstanding Minor League player in the Rockies system since 1992. In 1998, the award was named after Doug Million, the Rockies' first round draft pick in the 1994 First-Year Player Draft who passed away tragically in 1997 from a severe asthma attack. Past winners include Todd Helton (1997), Brad Hawpe (2002), Jeff Francis (2004) and Antonio Senzatela (2015).
 
The P.J. Carey Player Development Award is given to a top player development staff member in the Rockies organization in honor of the beloved longtime Rockies coach, who passed away in 2012. Carey spent 13 of his 22-season Minor League managing career at the helm of the Rockies' Rookie and Single-A teams and was named Manager of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2005. He also served as the Rockies bullpen coach in 1997.

The Colorado Rockies announced today that infielder Ryan McMahon has been named the 2017 Doug Million Minor League Player of the Year. Additionally, Coordinator of Minor League Operations Jesse Stender has been named the recipient of the fourth annual P.J. Carey Player Development Award.
 
McMahon, 23, batted a combined .355 (167-for-470) with 39 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 41 walks and 11 stolen bases across 119 games between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque before making his Major League debut in August. He was named the MiLB.com Fan's Choice Best Offensive Player in the Minor Leagues, as well as a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star. During the season, the Yorba Linda, Calif., native participated in the 2017 Futures Game and was named the Double-A Eastern League Player of the Month for April and the Triple-A Pacific Coast League Player of the Month in June.
 
Stender enters his seventh year in the player development department and his fifth as the club's coordinator of Minor League operations. Working alongside Zach Wilson and Chris Forbes, he assists in all aspects of the department and is directly responsible for many administrative tasks within the Rockies' Minor League operations.
 
The Doug Million Award has been awarded annually to the most outstanding Minor League player in the Rockies system since 1992. In 1998, the award was named after Doug Million, the Rockies' first round draft pick in the 1994 First-Year Player Draft who passed away tragically in 1997 from a severe asthma attack. Past winners include Todd Helton (1997), Brad Hawpe (2002), Jeff Francis (2004) and Antonio Senzatela (2015).
 
The P.J. Carey Player Development Award is given to a top player development staff member in the Rockies organization in honor of the beloved longtime Rockies coach, who passed away in 2012. Carey spent 13 of his 22-season Minor League managing career at the helm of the Rockies' Rookie and Single-A teams and was named Manager of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2005. He also served as the Rockies bullpen coach in 1997.

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