Jose Trevino continues to be one of the steals of the offseason, blasting a go-ahead two-run home run on Wednesday night to send the Yankees to another series win.
After the final out was recorded and Trevino was declared the hero with the team’s championship belt, Boone’s teammates and manager made it clear that the catcher deserves to be in Los Angeles this summer, recognized as one of the best in the league at his position.
“He should be in the All-Star Game,” Aaron Boone said.
Trevino certainly appears to be headed that route. If he keeps up his current pace at the plate while continuing to put up league-best defensive numbers, he may not only appear at the All-Star Game, but he could be the starting backstop.
“Oh, without a doubt,” Aaron Judge said. “What he’s doing this year is special. I think he’s gonna continue to do that for quite a few years. He deserves a spot to be in LA this year and represent the Yankees and the American League.
“I hope he gets that nod to be a starting catcher. I know there’s a lot of great catchers out there in the league. We just got done facing Alejandro Kirk, another great catcher in this league, but he deserves it. he’s worked his butt off for this opportunity and he’s taken full advantage of it.”
Kirk has the notable offensive edge in terms of stats, batting .307 compared to Trevino’s .283, and Kirk has two more home runs while holding an .882/.817 edge in the OPS department. But Trevino has been considerably better defensively, helping his argument to be the starting catcher at the Midsummer Classic. But if it happens or not, Trevino has bigger goals in mind.
“That'd be really cool, but I want to win a championship,” Trevino said. “That's what I'm here for.”
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