Wagner, Taylor, Matos Win July AwardsThe Milwaukee Brewers announced on Tuesday that Brevard County pitcher Tyler Wagner was named as the organization’s Pitcher of the Month and Brevard County outfielder Tyrone Taylor and Helena third baseman Sthervin Matos were named Co-Players of the Month for the month of July.
Wagner made five starts at Brevard County last month, going 4-0 with an 0.51 earned run average. He struck out 25 while allowing just 18 hits and surrendered just two earned runs in 35.1 innings of work. For the season, Wagner has a record of 11-4 with a 1.54 ERA through 20 starts.
The 20-year-old Taylor continued to handle Florida State League pitching, hitting .326 with seven doubles, a triple and a home run in July. He stole seven bases in seven attempts and collected 31 hits in 25 games. Through 105 games this season with the Manatees, the former second round pick out of Torrance, California is hitting .288 with a league leading 35 doubles to go along with three triples and six home runs.
Matos hit .371 in 21 games for Helena in July after being promoted from the Brewers AZL affiliate in Maryvale. 11 of his 33 hits last month went for extra bases and he knocked in 24 runs. For the season, the 20-year-old Dominican has a .315 average with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 35 games.