CHC Alum – Ramirez Earns MiLB Gold Glove

Originally published on September 20, 2017 on

Former North Carolina standout outfielder Tyler Ramirez was named one of nine recipients of the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for defensive excellence, Minor League Baseball and Rawlings announced this week. Ramirez, who played at UNC from 2014-16, is a member of the Oakland A’s organization. The Suffolk, Virginia, native played 100 of his 128 defensive games in left field, and did not commit an error in 168 total chances with Class-A Stockton and Double-A Midland, finishing with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

The winners at each position were selected from players in the 10 domestic-based, full-season Minor Leagues. Each player will receive his own Rawlings Gold Glove Award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseball’s top defensive players, during the 2018 season.

“The Rawlings Gold Glove Award® is recognized as baseball’s highest measure of defensive excellence and this year’s nine Minor League Baseball recipients are certainly worthy of this incredible honor,” said Mike Thompson, Executive Vice-President of Marketing for Rawlings. “Our long-standing partnership with Minor League Baseball continues to grow and evolve and we’re proud to share this prestigious award platform with its athletes.”

“This group has emerged as the finest in the field at the Minor League level, and I am pleased to honor these nine recipients with a Rawlings Gold Glove Award®,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “On behalf of Minor League Baseball, I congratulate each of them on their outstanding seasons.”

Posted On: September 20, 2017 on