CORPUS CHRISTI - John Paul II graduate and Texas Rangers farmhand Jose Trevino s the 2017 Mike Adams South Texas Professional Player of the Year. Trevino will be honored at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 18 at the Solomon P Ortiz Center.
In September, Trevino was named the MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove catcher for a second consecutive year.
The Corpus Christi native committed just three errors and three passed balls in 857 2/3 innings behind the plate for Double-A Frisco. His .996 fielding percentage and 41% caught-stealing rate led all Texas League backstops. Trevino also paced TL catchers in games (99), chances (829), putouts (762) and assists (64).
A member of the Rangers 40-man roster, Trevino earned Texas League Mid- and Postseason All-Star honors.
The 25-year-old batted .241 with 39 runs, 12 doubles, seven home runs and 42 RBIs in 105 assignments for the RoughRiders. Trevino's first homer of 2017 came April 28 off Hooks right-hander Cy Sneed, in his first-ever plate appearance at Corpus Christi's Whataburger Field.
Trevino, selected by Texas in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Oral Roberts University, is listed by MLB.com as the top Rangers catching prospect.
Tickets for the 14th South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet are on sale now at the Whataburger Field Box Office. Order by phone at 361-561-HOOK (4665).