July 30, 2014

Brewers hand out minor league awards

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their 2013 Robin Yount Performance Award winners, which go to the top player and pitcher in their minor league system.

Johnny Helweg is the organization’s top pitcher and first baseman Jason Rogers is the top player.

The 24-year-old Hellweg spent most of the season at Triple-A Nashville and was named the 2013 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year.  He went 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 23 starts.

Hellweg, who was acquired from the Angels in the Zach Greinke trade, made his debut with the Brewers earlier, going 0-3 with a 10.97 ERA in four games.  Hellweg just rejoined the Brewers as a September call-up.

The 25-year-old Rogers played the entire season at Double-A Huntsville, batting .270 with 22 homers and 87 RBIs in 133 games.  He led the Southern League in RBI’s and ranked among the league leaders in home runs.