Morris, Burgos win Brewers' Minors awards

Morris, Burgos win Brewers' Minors awards

Morris, Burgos win Brewers' Minors awards
MIAMI -- Brewers prospects Hunter Morris and Hiram Burgos were rewarded for their seasons on Wednesday, as the two were named recipients of the 2012 Robin Yount Performance Awards, given to Milwaukee's top Minor League player and pitcher.

Morris, who was drafted by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, earned the club's Minor League Player of the Year honor just two days after he was named the MVP of the Double-A Southern League. In 136 games with Huntsville, he hit .303 with 28 home runs and 113 RBIs. He had a .357 on-base percentage and a .920 OPS as he became the first Stars player to earn league MVP honors since Brewers first baseman Corey Hart in 2003.

Morris led the Southern League in homers, RBIs, hits (158), slugging percentage (.563), total bases (294) and extra-base hits (74) as he made a run at the Triple Crown. He was second in the league in doubles (40) -- tying the Huntsville single-season record -- third in runs (77) and fourth in batting average.

He also led all qualifying Southern League first basemen with a .995 fielding percentage, committing just six errors on the year.

Burgos, the Brewers' sixth-round selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year after he went 10-4 with a 1.95 ERA in 28 games, including 27 starts, between Huntsville, Class A Brevard and Triple-A Nashville. He recorded 153 strikeouts and issued just 49 walks in 171 innings, while holding opponents to a .210 average.