DES MOINES - Former Iowa Cubs outfielder Jacob Hannemann yesterday took home a Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove award for his impeccable glove work in 2017, as recognized by Minor League Baseball. He is one of nine players across all of Minor League Baseball to receive the coveted award.
Hannemann recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 245 put outs (249 TC) in 111 minor league contests between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa. The 26-year-old began the season with Tennessee, before receiving his first promotion to Triple-A on June 5. Hannemann thrived with the I-Cubs, batting .265 (76-for-287) with 23 doubles, five homers, 26 RBI and 23 stolen bases.
A third round draft pick by Chicago in 2013, Hannemann was designated for assignment in September and claimed by Seattle. He debuted for the Mariners on September 9 and is 1-for-4 through five major league contests.
Click here for a list of all the 2017 Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove recipiants.
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