CORPUS CHRISTI - Frisco RoughRiders catcher Jose Trevino is the 2017 Mike Adams South Texas Professional Player of the Year. Trevino, a graduate of John Paul II in Corpus Christi, 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).
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past three seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis , Adrian Gonzalez , Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz , as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus , Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara . For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.