Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced Monday Minor League Baseball’s recipients of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
Cubs’ prospect outfielder Trey Martin won the Gold Glove for his excellence in center field. Martin started the season with Low-A South Bend and spent a majority of the year with High-A Myrtle Beach. Martin did not make an error in 105 games and 266 total chances in the outfield and had five assists.
Martin will receive a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the award given to Major League Baseball’s top defensive players, during the 2016 season.
Martin played 88 games in center field for the Pelicans, two in right field. Martin last committed an error on June 22, 2014 with the Kane County Cougars. Martin has played 160 games in the field since his last error.
Trey Martin, 22, played in 16 games for the South Bend Cubs before his promotion to the eventual Carolina League Champions on April 28. Martin hit .250/.270/.375 with South Bend and batted .239/.281/.307 in 90 games with the Pelicans. Martin had 13 doubles, a triple and two home runs at Myrtle Beach.
For the season, Trey Martin hit .241/.279/.320 with 18 doubles, three triples and two home runs.
2015 Minor League Baseball recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award:
1B – Dominic Ficociello – Lakeland (A), Erie (AA), Detroit Tigers
2B – Joey DeMichele – Birmingham (AA), Chicago White Sox
SS – Orlando Arcia – Biloxi (AA), Milwaukee Brewers
3B – Matt Dominguez – Fresno (AAA), Columbus (AAA), Toronto Blue Jays
LF – Cord Sandberg – Lakewood (A), Philadelphia Phillies
CF – Trey Martin – Myrtle Beach (A), Chicago Cubs
RF – Aaron Altherr – Reading (AA), Lehigh Valley (AAA), Philadelphia Phillies
C – Carson Kelly – Palm Beach (A), St. Louis Cardinals
P – Ty Blach – Sacramento (AAA), San Francisco Giants
To be eligible to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, players must have participated in one of the 10 domestic-based, full-season leagues, and shown outstanding defensive skills. The Rawlings Gold Glove Award was re-introduced to Minor League Baseball in 2011 after an almost 50-year hiatus.
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