Harrisburg, PA - Yesterday Minor League Baseball™ and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., announced the nine Minor League Baseball players who were chosen as recipients of a 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for defensive excellence at their position and the Harrisburg Senators are pleased to announce that RHP Taylor Hill was among the honorees. Taylor was selected from qualifying players from the 10 domestic-based, full-season Minor Leagues. He will receive his own Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseball's top defensive players, during the 2014 season.
Hill began the season with Potomac and was promoted to Harrisburg towards the end of June. He started eleven games for the Senators, going 2-7 with a 2.71 ERA in 69.2 innings. Taylor handled his position flawlessly. He had 16 total chances and turned them all into outs, including being part of five double plays which tied for the league lead amongst all Eastern League pitchers. The 24 year-old also appeared in one game with Syracuse. Overall for the season, he handled all 46 chances he had on the mound perfectly. Hill joins Steve Lombardozzi (2011) as the only two Nationals' farm hands to receive this award.
The 2013 Minor League Baseball recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award are as follows:
Position - Name - Club(s)/Major League Baseball Organization
P - Taylor Hill - Potomac, Harrisburg, Syracuse/Washington
C - Blake Forsythe - Binghamton/New York Mets
1B - Jordan Lennerton - Toledo/Detroit
2B - Carlos Alonso - Clearwater/Philadelphia
SS - Nick Ahmed - Mobile/Arizona
3B - Wade Gaynor - Erie/Detroit
LF - Jason Krizan - Lakeland/Detroit
CF - Dalton Pompey - Lansing/Toronto
RF - Randal Grichuk - Arkansas/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The return of Rawlings recognizing Minor League Baseball players for their defensive prowess began again in 2011. The St. Louis-based company named a Minor League all-star fielding team for several years in the 1960s. The honor was known as the Rawlings Silver Glove Award during this time.
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