C- Martin Maldonado: The best defensive catcher in the Brewers organization really excelled once he was promoted to AAA. In 39 games for Nashville, Maldonado hit .321 with 8 HR’s and 25 RBI’s. The 25 year old from Puerto Rico finished with an overall slash line of .287/.373/.436 in 103 games between Nashville and Huntsville.
1B- Mat Gamel: The 26 year old converted to 1b this year in anticipation for Prince’s departure. The move across the diamond had no affect on his offensive output as he had another fantastic year in AAA. Gamel’s overall slash line of .310/.372/.540 was one of the best in the entire organization.
2B- Scooter Gennett: The slim sparkplug put together his 2nd impressive year in a row. Gennett lead the Florida St league in hits and AB’s while hitting .300 with 9 HR’s and 74 runs scored. It appears that the Brewers may have gotten a steal out of the 2009 draft with this 16th round pick .
3B-Taylor Green: This is probably the easiest pick of the bunch as Green had one of the best seasons in all the minor leagues. The 24 year old who turns 25 this Wednesday hit .336 with 22 HR’s and 88 RBI’s this year for Nashville. That production earned him a spot on the Brewers playoff roster and a shot at starting at 3B next year.
SS- Josh Prince: The 23 year old hit .281 and stole 24 bases for the Manatee’s this year.
RF- Caleb Gindl: The stout lefty made a strong impression with the Brewer coaches in spring training and was able to carry that momentum over for the Sounds this year. Gindl’s slash line of .307/.390/.472 along with his ability to play all 3 outfield spots could make him a valuable 4th outfielder in the near future.
CF- Logan Schafer: The speedy 25 year old played at 3 different levels this year and hit over .300 at every one of them. Over 99 games Schafer hit .315 and stole 16 bases. That production earned him a September call up for the Crew with a realistic shot at making the team in 2012.
LF- TJ Mittlestaedt: One of the lone bright spots in an otherwise disappointing year for the Timber Rattlers, Mittlestaedt finished second on the team in runs, home runs, and batting average.
SP- Mike Fiers: There was not a whole lot of hype about this 6’3″ right hander at the beginning of the year but once you take a look at his final 2011 numbers you will know why some scouts think he will be pitching in the show next year. The 26 year old made it look easy as he went 13-3 with a 1.86 ERA between AA and AAA.
RP- Santo Manzanillo: The right handed Dominican was the best relief pitch in the organization hands down. Pitching between Brevard County and Huntsville the 22 year old saved 17 games while striking out 62 in 61.2 innings pitched. He finished with an overall ERA of 1.75 which should be good enough to get an invite to spring training in 2012.