One of the brightest spots on the New York Yankees roster this season has been catcher José Treviño. Treviño was acquired in a three-player trade prior to the start of the season from the Texas Rangers.
In 2021, Treviño made 89 appearances, recording a .239 average with a 27% on-base rate. However, everything has changed for the 29-year-old this season, posting a .261 average, 30.8% on-base rate, seven homers, and 27 RBIs. His 15.4% strikeout rate is the lowest in his career and also features a personal best 5.9% walk rate.
Interestingly, Treviño has never been known for his offensive qualities but rather his defensive prowess. This season, Treviño hosts the best strike rate in all of major-league baseball at 54.3%. He’s 1.9% better than Jonah Heim of Texas in 2nd place.
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Treviño has eight catcher framing runs saved and features some of the best strike metrics in the lower portion of the zone.
Thanks to all of these elevating numbers, Treviño was selected to the All-Star game this season, which Aaron Boone surprised him with over the weekend.
“If you would’ve told me a year ago I wouldn’t have believed you. A New York Yankee and an All-Star? I wouldn’t believe you.”
"If you would've told me a year ago I wouldn't have believed you. A New York Yankee and an All-Star? I wouldn't believe you." – @HipHipJose5 ? pic.twitter.com/6PfGosFQpA
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 10, 2022
The Yankees got a good one in Jose Treviño:
There is no player more deserving of this accomplishment than Treviño, who has always dreamed of playing for the Yankees and wearing the pinstripes in the Bronx. Becoming an All-Star, it’s just another beautiful storyline added to his journey.
The veteran catcher has made the most of his opportunity, mentioning in the past how he and his father bonded over the love of the game. They had always hoped he would make it to the Yankees, and earning himself several walk-off hits this season is a gift to his father.
Nonetheless, Treviño will look to continue building upon his fantastic 2022 campaign. The Yankees have him under team control until 2026, which should be music to the ears of every fan.