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Known primarily for his bat, Chourio additionally brings a fast first step and good velocity to the outfield to associate with his 60-grade protection. Only 18 years outdated, the Venezuela native and Brewers phenom climbed three Minor League ranges in 2022, rising from Single-A Carolina all the way in which to Double-A Biloxi on the finish of the marketing campaign. All 86 of Chourio’s appearances got here in heart, the place he amassed six assists and 239 putouts in almost 750 innings.
After lacking all however six video games throughout his professional debut in 2021, Crow-Armstrong not solely rebounded with an All-Star-worthy marketing campaign offensively in his first motion within the Cubs group, but in addition shined within the outfield. The nineteenth general choice within the 2020 Draft matched Chourio with six assists — all from heart subject — and used his 60-grade velocity to cowl an immense quantity of floor throughout his almost 800 innings within the outfield. While offensive prowess actually contributed to him rising by Single-A Myrtle Beach to High-A South Bend, Crow-Armstrong’s protection shall be one in all his calling playing cards.
Rounding out the outfield trio of Top 100 expertise is the Rangers’ Evan Carter, who loved a breakout marketing campaign on each side of the ball throughout his first full-season marketing campaign. A second-round Draft decide in 2020, the 20-year-old started the yr with High-A Hickory and completed with Double-A Frisco. Carter’s comparatively low complete of three assists might be largely traced to a powerful arm that’s already giving pause to baserunners and base coaches across the Minors. As with Chourio and Crow-Armstrong, the Tennessee native spent a majority of his time in heart subject, the place he appeared 74 occasions.
Tampa Bay’s Williams proved he was as much as the duty regardless of taking part in one of the crucial demanding positions on the sector as an 18 and 19-year-old in Single-A. The twenty eighth general decide in 2021 possessed such a powerful arm popping out of highschool, some evaluators thought pitching can be his ticket within the execs. Instead, Williams makes use of that arm energy, a fast first step and powerful instruments to play a easy shortstop, a place many really feel he’ll proceed to excel at as he strikes ahead.
Giants third baseman Casey Schmitt (No. 6), Patrick Bailey (No. 12) and Tigers pitcher Reese Olson (No. 9) are additionally ranked amongst their group’s Top 30 prospects.
Here is the complete checklist of 2022 Minor League Gold Glove winners:
C: Patrick Bailey (SF No. 12), Eugene
1B: Joe Naranjo (CLE NR), Lake County
2B: Jesus Bastidas, (NYY NR), Somerset
SS: Carson Williams (TB No. 3/MLB No. 81), Charleston
3B: Casey Schmitt (SF No. 6), Eugene/Richmond/Sacramento
OF: Jackson Chourio (MIL No. 1/MLB No. 10), Carolina/Wisconsin/Biloxi
OF: Pete Crow-Armstrong (CHC No. 1/MLB No. 30), Myrtle Beach/South Bend
OF: Evan Carter (TEX No. 3/MLB No. 56), Hickory/Frisco
P: Reese Olson (DET No. 9), Erie