Today, Alonso was awarded a Rawlings Golden Glove as the best second baseman in ALL of Minor League Baseball. (If you want to read the announcement, you can read it HERE.)
If you’ve been reading my blog and the blog of Baseball Ross, you’ll know that we’ve been singing the praises of Carlos Alonso all year. Alonso, who spent this year with Clearwater was outstanding at second base only committing TWO errors all season.
I think so highly of Alonso’s play I created my “Honorable Mention” for him specifically for My End of Season Top 10 Prospects in the Phillies’ System article. I also mentioned him as someone to keep an eye on when I was interviewed for the PhoulBallz podcast back on May 2nd.
As I told him when I messaged him, “There is no other player who deserved it more” and I meant it. He shows up every day, every play and gives 100%, the kind of guy you can point to your son and say, “see how he plays, that’s how it’s done.”
It’s great to see him finally get the recognition he has earned.