The Texas Rangers have always held Jose Trevino in high regard. That’s why they drafted him in 2014 and that’s why they’re naming him their organization’s top minor league player of the year.
Trevino was named the Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year by the Rangers and he, as well as others in the organization, are being recognized at the MLB team’s annual Dr Pepper Awards Dinner Jan. 20 at Gilley’s in Dallas.
Trevino is an Alice native and recently lent a hand coaching in the Kick Star 2017 Baseball Clinic in Alice. At the end of the two-day camp, he handed out his baseball cards and even autographed the cards.
Trevino is credited with helping the High A High Desert the California League title with his defense and a .303 batting average.
He finished the 2016 season with High Desert by being awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove Award as a catcher. As the High Desert catcher this season, Trevino had a .998 fielding percentage behind the plate in 100 games. Treviño had 102 assists and 950 chances this season for the Mavericks, who won the California League title. Trevino is also credited with throwing out 47 of 98 base runners.
Offensively, Trevino hit .303 with 30 doubles, nine home runs and 68 RBIs.
Trevino, who played at John Paul II and then Oral Roberts University, spent the entire season playing with High Desert. Treviño was taken in the sixth round by the Rangers in the 2014 draft out of Oral Roberts. Through the 2016 season, Trevino was named to multiple California League all-star teams.
Through the 2016 season, Trevino was No. 19 on the Rangers’ Top 30 Prospects List.