The Milwaukee Brewers announced the winners of the 2011 Robin Yount Performance Awards, which recognizes the Brewers Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year. Infielder Taylor Green was selected as the club’s Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers was named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
The 24-year-old Green spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Nashville, where he hit .336 with 22 home runs and 88 RBI’s in 120 games. He was selected to the All-Pacific Coast League Team. Green is currently with the Brewers. In 11 games, he is hitting .333 (8 for 24) with three doubles and a rbi.
The 26-year-old Fiers split the season between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. He went 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA and five saves in 22 games, 8 starts, with Huntsville and was 8-0 with a 1.11 ERA in 12 games, 10 starts, with Nashville. In 18 starts between Nashville and Huntsville, he went 11-2 with a 1.43 ERA. He led the Brewers minor-league system with 13 victories and a 1.86 ERA in 34 games this past season.