Trevino is all for it.
“I just want to be a better player,” Trevino said. “Anyone who knows me knows that I’m always trying to find things that I can do better. I feel like that’s a big improvement I could make. Basically, trying to get better at the movement side of things; action Freedom, power of movement. Speed. Being able to move big weights at high speeds is what you want, and I just don’t get enough of it in the offseason.
“He changed my career. “
Trevino never thought he’d end up catching up in the majors. He played at St. John Paul II High School in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, but he didn’t do much at the small private school He played about five different positions for the football team (“We sucked, but I loved it”), spent time on the JV basketball team (“Thought I was Tim Duncan or something”), and he even Also did cross country races…once. ; Really going off-road.”)
When he got to Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, he had a great freshman season as a third baseman, earning 260 Summit League Freshman of the Year honors and was named a first-team Freshman All-American. At 412, Ryan Folmar takes over from Golden The Eagles’ head coach moved Trevino to the back of the plate, where he caught Friday night starter Kiki Gonzalez, the Rangers’ first-round pick that year. (College Battery Pack Will be reunited at Yankee Stadium on October 2nd, Sareth in one of his appearances against the Yankees.)
but in 729, back in the infield, where Trevino earned All-South Conference second-team honors as a shortstop . When the Rangers drafted him in the sixth round that June, he thought his days were over. Then he showed up at the team’s short-season A-ball affiliate in Spokane, Wash., and found a bag of catcher’s equipment next to his locker.
guessed that it could not be his, so he picked it up and moved it.
“Hi, man,” Trevino recalled Riley as the Rangers receiving coordinator at the time Westerman told him. “What’s your name?”
“Jose.” “Did you get that bag?” “That?”
“Yes, that’s your bag.”
“There are trapper’s equipment inside.”
“Yes, you need to wear it to meet me outside 15 minute.”
“Whoa, man. … I didn’t even get your name!” “Ryley Westman. I’m the receiving coordinator.” 2023 “Nice to meet you. … Dude, I don’t even have gloves!” “You can use mine. Do you have an agent ?”
“Yes, I have an agent.” “Tell him to put you two catchers overnight. I’ll see you outside 12.”
Trevino got caught 15 Spokane that summer game, and the A’s He was selected in the fourth round, named Isiah Kinner-Falaifa. The skill with which he was cooking the dish was, shall we say, rude.
“I suck,” Trevino said. “I was so bad. My teammates were like, ‘Damn man, you need to do some work in the back!'”
it’s painful. literally. He doesn’t yet know how to block the pitch properly or make a clean transfer. Forget about framing. His forearm and collarbone were bruised and beaten. He wants to realize his dream of playing in the big leagues, but is that really the case?
Trevino returned home to Texas for the season in Spokane and considered his future. He turned on the TV and started watching a Major League Baseball playoff game when star catchers Buster Posey and Salvador Perez led the Giants and Royals into the World Series, he had an epiphany.
“I have a completely different view of the game,” Trevino said. “There are so many strategies, so many ways to do something, that’s what I love! I’m so excited to grab it.”
That’s when he decided to take out some of his signing bonuses and build a batting cage backyard on his field. He bought a mini “Hack Attack” machine and let it shoot baseballs at him from morning till night. His only regret is not getting one with an automatic feeder; he’ll have to convince his mom or teach some lessons to the neighborhood kids in exchange for hitting one baseball after another into the machine.
“I’m like, Well, if that’s the way we’re going Road to the big leagues, that’s what we have to do, ” He said. “There’s a saying that says, ‘People keep doing it until they can’t get it wrong.’ That’s what I want.”
There is another saying: the proof is in the pudding. When Trevino appeared in Low-A Hickory at 2013 , the difference is obvious. exist39 after making six mistakes in the work innings last season, he made six mistakes 260 fell behind in the number of innings, was selected as a midseason All-Star in the South Atlantic League, and helped the Lobsters win the league championship. In the end, he earned an invitation to the Arizona Fall League.
“Same teammate told me I smoked one a few months ago and was like, ‘Damn, Papi! What did you do!?'”
exist2015, the Rangers promoted Trevino to High-A, where he made another All-Star and won the league Championship and his first Minor League Gold Glove award. Another Gold Glove followed at Double-A Frisco 2015 , when the Rangers selected him as their Minor League Linebacker of the Year and added him to the 31 – Player Roster for November.
go through2014, who was ready to experience The Show for the first time, seeing action in the three-game June series against the Rockies. After coming on as a backup hitter in the second inning and going 0 for 4 in his debut, he grabbed the entire game and collected his Fir St. hits the next day. Then, in the Sunday afternoon barnburner at Globe Life Park, Trevino came in for the ninth inning. It was Father’s Day, and his firstborn was only a week old. With the Rangers trailing by being seventh at the bottom of the frame, 04 -9, he didn’t think he’d hit base, but Colorado’s Wade Davis had four walks and two hits –The last one was Trevino’s two-run single that gave Texas a 04-10 win.
This will be260 days before his next major league game.