Omaha Storm Chasers outfielder Derrick Robinson was named as the left fielder on the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Team announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old Florida native was one of nine recipients noted for their defensive excellence at their respective positions during the just-completed Minor League Baseball season.
Robinson fashioned a .986 fielding percentage and committed only three errors, the last of which came on June 27, while playing in 108 games. The switch-hitter batted .268 with two home runs and 28 runs batted in during his first season at the Triple-A level.
The honorees were selected among qualifying players from the 10 domestic-based, full-season Minor Leagues. They will each receive their own Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseball's top defensive players, during the 2013 season.
"Rawlings has celebrated defensive excellence at the professional level since the inaugural Rawlings Gold Glove Award team in 1957," said Mike Thompson, senior vice president of marketing for Rawlings. "Minor League Baseball is and will always continue to be a great partner of Rawlings, and we are thrilled to honor again the hard work and dedication of these nine superior defensive players with the 2012 Minor League Baseball Rawlings Gold Glove Award."
"Minor League Baseball is honored to team with Rawlings Sporting Goods to recognize the best-of-the-best fielders in our leagues with the Rawlings Gold Glove Award," said Pat O'Conner, President of Minor League Baseball. "The Rawlings Gold Glove Award is one of the few awards globally recognized in sports."
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