Catcher Garrett Stubbs Earns ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Honors|
June 14, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Catcher Garrett Stubbs earned ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove honors for his exceptional play behind the plate, the organization announced today. Stubbs was the catcher on the nine player team for the first time in his career.
Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award as the top catcher in the nation, led the Pac-12 as he threw out 52.8 percent of runners attempting to steal. He also only had three errors in 468 chances all season, while tallying 68 assists. The senior picked off six runners and was only credited with four passed balls.
Stubbs has a career fielding percentage of .996, with only five errors in 1132 chances. He possesses the unique ability to call games, and third-year head coach Dan Hubbs looked to Stubbs to call pitches throughout games.
Stubbs earns this Gold Glove award just a day after being named an ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-American. He also earned Baseball America First Team All-America honors, was the Pac-12 Defensive -Player of the Year, All-Pac-12 First Team honors and was the catcher on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
He was drafted in the eighth round by the Houston Astros this past Tuesday.
Stubbs also excelled at the plate this season, batting .346, good for second on the team and fifth in the Pac-12. He also stole 20-of-27 bags to lead the team this season.