The Milwaukee Brewers announced their postseason award winners on Monday, selected by a five-person panel from the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
Left fielder Ryan Braun earned Brewers Most Valuable Player honors for the fourth time and for the second straight season. Braun hit .305 with 30 HR, 91 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 135 games. he led the team in batting average, total bases (275), slugging percentage (.538) and OPS (.903).
Junior Guerra was named the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher. Guerra went 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 20 starts. The 31-year-old rookie produced 12 quality starts and held opponents to a .213 batting average. The team went 14-6 in his starts.
Infielder Jonathan Villar earned the Brewers Top Newcomer Award. After being acquired in a trade from Houston last November, Villar hit .285 with 19 HR, 63 RBI and a Major League-leading 62 stolen bases in 156 games. He made 152 starts at three different infield positions and joined Tommy Harper (73 in 1969) and Scott Podsednik (70 in 2004) as the only players in franchise history to lead the majors in stolen bases.
Hernan Perez was named the Brewers Unsung Hero Award winner. Perez didn’t join the team until April 28 and hit .272 with 13 HR, 56 RBI and 34 stolen bases in 123 games. He made starts at third base, right field, second base, center field, first base and shortstop.
First baseman Chris Carter captured the Good Guy Award, which is presented to the player who has the most outgoing, friendly presence in the clubhouse and interacts well with the media on a daily basis in a cooperative and pleasant manner. Carter signed with the Brewers as a free agent last January 6.