The Jackson Generals duo of INF Brad Miller and RHP Hector Noesi have swept the first Southern League weekly awards of the season. Miller was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week and Noesi the Southern League Pitcher of the Week.
Miller, 23, has hit safely in six of the first ten games this season with four multi-hit games, batting .389 (14×36) with nine runs scored, two doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI. He has recorded three consecutive multi-run games and currently leads the Generals with 9 runs scored. Miller ranks tied for second in the league with a .389 average and leads the league in slugging percentage (.667), total bases (24) and is tied for first with 14 hits. Miller, from Windermere, FL was drafted by the Mariners in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Clemson.
Noesi, 26, made two starts for the Generals and has a 1-0 record, with a 0.00 ERA, not allowing a run on five hits, in 11.0 innings pitched. Noesi ranks second on the team with 12 strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season during the Generals 4-2 win in game two of the doubleheader against Montgomery. The righty Esperanza, Dominican Republic has pitched in 52 Major League games for the Mariners and Yankees. On January 23, 2012 he was traded by the New York Yankees with Jesus Montero to the Seattle Mariners for Jose Campos and Michael Pineda.