Ramirez, Reed, Fiers Earn Weekly Honors

First baseman Nick Ramirez is batting .279 with six home runs through his first 29 games this season.  (Photo: Brad Krause)

First baseman Nick Ramirez is batting .279 with six home runs through his first 29 games this season. (Photo: Brad Krause)

On Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers had a trio of minor league prospects honored with Player of the Week awards for the week ending on Sunday, May 4th.

Huntsville Stars first baseman Nick Ramirez was honored as the Southern League’s Player of the Week while Brevard County Manatees outfielder Michael Reed took home honors as the Florida State League Player of the Week. In addition, Nashville Sounds pitcher Mike Fiers was named the Pacific Coast League’s Pitcher of the Week.

The 24-year-old Ramirez was a 4th round draft pick of the Brewers in 2011. The slugger out of Cal State Fullerton hit .462 (12-for-26) last week, including a 3-for-5 game against Montgomery on April 30th and a 5-for-5 performance a few days later, on May 3rd, also against Montgomery.

Ramirez also added two home runs last week, and has four in his last nine games. For the season, the left-handed hitting first baseman is batting .276 with six home runs and 26 runs batted in for Double-A Huntsville.

Ramirez leads the first place Stars in hits, runs, home runs, RBI, and his .887 OPS is second only to teammate Shawn Zarraga.

Reed is in his fourth season in the Brewers organization after being selected out of high school in the 5th round of the 2011 draft. For the week he hit .571 (12-for-21) with two home runs and currently carries a six game hitting streak in to Monday’s action.

The 21-year-old Texan went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a walk against Clearwater on April 30th, then followed that up by going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks the next night against Tampa.

For the season Reed is batting .314 and has drawn 28 walks while striking out just 16 times to give him an on base percentage of .487.

The right-handed hitting outfielder leads the Manatees in walks (28), stolen bases (15) and has a team high OPS of .976 through 28 games.

Fiers tossed a complete game shutout in a seven inning game on April 30th against New Orleans en route to earning the PCL’s weekly award.

The 28-year-old veteran entered Monday’s action with a 5-0 record and an 0.80 earned run average through his first five starts of the season.