Braun voted High-Energy Player of the Year
Set franchise home run mark in rebound season
MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was named the 2015 We Engeries High-Energy Player of the Year on Friday, earning the honor for the third time in his career.
The award, now in its 10th year, is presented to the Brewers player that best personifies the characteristics of hard work, a positive attitude and an aggressive approach to playing the game, as voted on by fans, media members and We Energies.
Braun, who needs back surgery after the season and hasn't played since Saturday, turned in another All-Star season in 2015 but, more impressively, further etched his name into franchise lore.
The 31-year-old became the Brewers' all-time leader in home runs on Aug. 19, passing Hall of Famer Robin Yount. Braun has 255 career homers.
Braun also posted his fourth season of at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases while earning his sixth All-Star nod, and rebounded to slash .285/.356/.498 after a thumb injury last season dropped his average to .266.
In addition to Braun's other two award-winning seasons in 2008 and 2012, past award winners include Jonathan Lucroy (2014), Carlos Gomez (2013), Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006).