TULSA, Okla. – Jose Trevino, former Oral Roberts baseball standout, was named the 2016 Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year for the Texas Rangers organization.
Trevino, who won a Rawlings Gold Glove in the minor leagues at the end of the 2016 season, picked up the honor after helping the High Desert Mavericks to the California League title behind terrific defense and a .303 batting average in 109 games played. He tallied a career-best 30 doubles and drew 26 walks, while throwing out 48 percent of potential base stealers with a .998 fielding percentage.
The Corpus Christi, Texas native has appeared in 293 career minor league games after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 first-year player draft by the Rangers.
Used primarily as in infielder early in his three-year career with the Golden Eagles, Trevino made the move behind the plate for his final two seasons, where he earned All-Southland Conference honors in 2013 and 2014. He burst onto the collegiate scene landing Freshman All-America accolades from three organizations and was selected as The Summit League Newcomer of the Year in 2012.
Yohander Mendez was tabbed the Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year, John Fasola earned Minor League Reliever of the Year honors and first baseman Ronald Guzman was picked as the Minor League Defender of the Year.
Trevino, along with the other three award winners, will be honored at the 2017 Dr. Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner January 20 at Gilley's Dallas.
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