Former Pelican Jabob Hannemann Earns Rawlings Gold Glove®

Hannemann becomes fourth player with Myrtle Beach ties to take award in last four years

By Myrtle Beach Pelicans | September 21, 2017 10:02 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (September 21, 2017) - Former Myrtle Beach Pelicans outfielder Jacob Hannemann has been named a 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award© recipient for defensive excellence in left field, Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced Wednesday. For the fourth year in a row, a Myrtle Beach player or former Pelican has won a Gold Glove, with Hannemann following Hanser Alberto (shortstop, 2014), Trey Martin (center field, 2015) and Charcer Burks (left field, 2016).

Hannemann will receive his own Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseball's top defensive players, during the 2018 season. 

Between both Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, Hannemann recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 106 games, handling 240 total chances. The 26-year-old opened the season with the Smokies, and was promoted to Iowa before the Seattle Mariners claimed him off waivers and brought him to the big leagues in September. His September call-up marked him as the 11th former Pelicans to make his MLB debut during the 2017 season. He was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the third round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Brigham Young University.

The 2017 Minor League Baseball recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® are as follows:



Minor League Team(s)

Major League Organization


Edwin Espinal

Altoona (AA), Indianapolis (AAA)



Scott Kingery

Reading (AA), Lehigh Valley (AAA)



Daniel Castro

Albuquerque (AAA)



Ke'Bryan Hayes

Bradenton (A)



Tyler Ramirez

Stockton (A), Midland (AA)



Jacob Hannemann

Tennessee (AA), Iowa (AAA)

Chicago (NL), Seattle


Max Murphy

Fort Myers (A), Chattanooga (AA)



Jose Trevino

Frisco (AA)



Jordan Kipper

Mobile (AA), Bowie (AA), Norfolk (AAA)

Los Angeles (AL), Baltimore

"This group has emerged as the finest in the field at the Minor League level, and I am pleased to honor these nine recipients with a Rawlings Gold Glove Award©," said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O'Conner. "On behalf of Minor League Baseball, I congratulate each of them on their outstanding seasons." 

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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