Drive Alum Josh Reddick Named Gold Glove Recipient

Outfielder was instrumental in Oakland's AL West Championship

By Cameron White / Greenville Drive | November 16, 2012 6:08 AM ET

In his first full season in the major leagues, former Drive outfielder Josh Reddick couldn't have asked for much more. He was a vital part of the Oakland Athletics' incredible run that resulted in a playoff berth. To top things off, Reddick was awarded the American League Gold Glove award for right fielders. He was one of three finalists and edged out Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo and Kansas City's Jeff Francoeur for the award.

Reddick posted 15 outfield assists in 2012, which was third in the American League behind a pair of Kansas City outfielders: fellow finalist Francoeur (19) and Alex Gordon (17), who won the AL Gold Glove award for left fielders.

In addition to his defensive prowess, Reddick also put up some terrific numbers at the plate in 2012. Despite posting a .242 batting average and a .305 on-base percentage, he established himself as a legitimate power threat by socking 32 homers and driving in 85 runs. He also went 11-12 in the stolen base department.

Reddick spent the entire 2007 season in Greenville as a 20-year old. He had an outstanding year, as he hit .306 with 18 homers, 72 RBI, eight stolen bases and 19 outfield assists. He also spent the beginning of the 2008 season with the Drive, hitting .340 in 14 games before being promoted.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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