Delaware Baseball Alum Carlos Alonso Earns 2013 Minor League Gold Glove Award
NEWARK, Del. – Former University of Delaware baseball standout Carlos Alonso was one of nine Minor League Baseball players chosen as a recipient of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
The Rawlings Gold Glove Award is givien to players who exemplify defensive excellence at their given position. The honorees were selected among qualifying players from the 10 domestic-based, full-season Minor Leagues.
Alonso has played the last five seasons with the single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Clearwater Thrashers. The infielder was drafted by the Phillies in 2010 in the 32nd round.
Alonso registered an outstanding .996 fielding percentage and turned a Florida State League high 75 double plays in 117 games at second base for the Thrashers. Alonso has played in 195 career games for the Thrashers, tallying a fielding percentage of .992. In his fifth year with the Thrashers, Alonso aided the team in its league best .980 field percentage this season.
He played his last season at Delaware in 2010 when he earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. Primarily a third baseman for the Hens, Alonso totaled 121 assists and 45 putouts in his final year registering a .943 field percentage. In 2010, Alonso also led Delaware in hits (88), doubles (20), home runs (16) and average (.389) starting in all 51 games.
Alonso is one of 83 players who have been drafted from Delaware into the Major League Baseball system.
2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Recipients:
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)