Sounds player, pitcher named Milwaukee Brewers top prospects for 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 6:20pm
Staff reports

Taylor Green and Mike Fiers, both of whom played for the Nashville Sounds this season, were named the Milwaukee Brewers minor league player and pitcher of the year, respectively, on Wednesday.

The awards officially are known as the Robin Yount Performance Awards in honor of one of the Brewers’ all-time greats.

Green played 120 games for the Sounds, Milwaukee’s AAA affiliate, and earned All-Pacific Coast League honors. He hit .336 with 22 home runs and 88 RBIs before he was added to the Major League team at the end of August. He started the season in AA Huntsville but earned a promotion after three games.

He recorded a single in his first at-bat for Milwaukee and as of Wednesday was batting .333 (8-for-24) with three doubles and one RBI.

Originally a 25th round draft choice out of Cypress College in 2005, he also won the award in 2007 following a standout season in Class A ball.

Fiers was 8-0 with a 1.11 ERA in 12 appearances (10 starts) with the Sounds. He led all Brewers prospects with 13 wins as he split time between Nashville and Huntsville. His record as a starter was 11-2 with a 1.43 ERA.

Fiers was named the Southern League pitcher of the week for the final week of June while with Huntsville and two months later was named the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week while with Nashville.

Originally a 22nd round selection out of Nova Southeastern University in 2009, he was added to the Major League roster last Saturday.