Green slugging his way to the Bigs

Taylor Green has been ripping the cowhide off the baseball with the Nashville Sounds of the AAA Pacific Coast League.

Nashville Sounds slugger Taylor Green blasts a bomb against Reno in AAA baseball action. The Comox Valley minor baseball stalwart might be batting his way to a Big League call-up.

Nashville Sounds slugger Taylor Green blasts a bomb against Reno in AAA baseball action. The Comox Valley minor baseball stalwart might be batting his way to a Big League call-up.

Earle Couper

Record Staff

It’s almost 890 kilometres from Nashville to Milwaukee. But it’s beginning to look a lot closer to Taylor Green.

That’s because the Comox Valley minor baseball stalwart has been ripping the cowhide off the baseball with the Nashville Sounds of the AAA Pacific Coast League – at such a pace as to fuel significant speculation among sources close to the situation that a call-up to the MLB Brewers might be possible this season.

Green has been named the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League player of the month for both June and July and it’s looking like he is on track to win it again in August. In June he batted .398 and in July he batted .373. So far in August he is batting .385.

At this pace, the third baseman may be in line to be the Brewers’ first two-time winner of the Minor League Player of the Year Award.

As of last week, his .337 average was good enough for sixth overall in the Pacific Coast League (one step below The Bigs). All of his other stats for hitting – on base percentage, slugging and OPS – are among the top 10 in AAA.

Since June, Green has been hitting better than any other player in the PCL. He’s first in RBI with a total of 80 and second in batting avg. (.402) over the same time frame. During his last 10 games he is hitting an amazing .425 and this year has belted a career-high 21 home runs.

While awaiting word on a possible trip from Nashville to Milwaukee, Taylor already has confirmed travel plans for later this year.

He has been told he will be in the starting lineup for Team Canada at this fall’s World Cup in Puerto Rico, as well as the Pan Am Games in Guadalejara, Mexico.

The Record has learned that Green has also received an offer from former Montreal Expos manager Moises Alou to play in the Dominican Republic.

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