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.

sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox, B.C. Poppy Chairman, Kent Guilford presenting cheques to the following organizations in support of their venues: (top left) The Sea Cadet Corps who assisted in last year’s Poppy campaign. (Top right) CFB Comox, Military Family Resource Center, Kim Hetherington, executive director MFRC. Bottom, The Views at St Joseph’s, Jessica Aldred, Health Care Foundation, Michael Aikins, senior operations leader. We wish to Thank All those who supported last year’s Poppy Campaign and we hope we will have your continued support this year. Thank you all.
Comox Valley gives back

Spotlight on some of the groups, businesses and individuals who make the Comox Valley great

Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Union Bay voters opt for governance change

More than seventy per cent support dissolving UBID to roll services into regional district

A small plane crashed in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Small plane crash south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Two rescued from plane that had flipped in water; no serious injuries reported

Drift includes the work of poets from around the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Drift features works by poets from the Comox Valley

Rather than have a set theme, the editors let 38 poets put their best work forward

Rogan is a three-year-old border collie who has an 'incredible bond' between him and a family member. Photo by Erin Haluschak
‘Incredible bond’ credited for dog who assisted in emergency

Three-year-old dog Rogan came to the rescue of a family member who fell

(Dave Landine/Facebook)
VIDEO: Dashcam captures head-on crash between snowplow and truck on northern B.C. highway

Driver posted to social media that he walked away largely unscathed

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A airport worker is pictured at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada extends COVID restrictions for non-U.S. travellers until Jan. 21 amid second wave

This ban is separate from the one restricting non-essential U.S. travel

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
B.C. care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

A man walks by a COVID-19 test pod at the Vancouver airport in this undated handout photo. A study has launched to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in people taking off from the Vancouver airport. The airport authority says the study that got underway Friday at WestJet’s domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Airport Authority *MANDATORY CREDIT*
COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

Airport authority says that a positive rapid test result does not constitute a medical diagnosis for COVID-19

A photo from 2017, of Nuchatlaht First Nation members outside court after filing a land title case in B.C. ( Submitted photo/Nuchatlaht First Nation).
Vancouver Island First Nation calls on B.C. to honour UNDRIP in historic title case

Nuchatlaht First Nation says Crown counsel continues to stall the case using the ‘distasteful’ argument that the Nation ‘abandoned’ their land

West Vancouver Island’s Ehattesaht First Nation continues lock down after 9 active cases were reported today after a visitor tested positive last week. (Ehattesaht First Nation/Facebook)
Ehattesaht First Nation’s COVID-19 nightmare: nine active cases, a storm and a power outage

The Vancouver Island First Nation in a lockdown since the first case was reported last week

Most Read