The Brewers announced their Minor League Player of the Year awards on Tuesday with catcher Clint Coulter being named the organization’s Player of the Year, and pitcher Jimmy Nelson being honored as the organization’s Pitcher of the Year.
Coulter appeared in 126 games for Class-A Wisconsin, hitting .287 and tying the Timber Rattlers single season home run record with 22. He knocked in 89 runs and scored 84 while drawing 73 walks and posting an on base percentage of .410 and an OPS of .930.
Nelson began the 2014 season at Triple-A Nashville, where he went 10-2 with a 1.46 earned run average in 17 appearances, 16 starts. The 2010 second round pick out of the University of Alabama struck out 114 Triple-A batters in 111 innings of work and was named as the starting pitcher for the Pacific Coast League All-Star game in July. Nelson was called up to Milwaukee that same month, making 11 starts for the Brewers since his promotion.
The Brewers will present Coulter and Nelson with their awards prior to Milwaukee’s game against Cincinnati on Saturday night at Miller Park.