NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Wandy Peralta #58 and Jose Trevino #39 of the New York Yankees celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Guardians in game five of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 18, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
To determine eligibility for the Platinum Glove, a player first needs to be amongst the Gold Glove winners. Afterwards, a fan-vote is conducted to determine the best overall defensive player in each league. Jose Trevino becomes the first Yankee to win the award in its 12-year history.
Since coming to the Yankees, Trevino has been wonderful behind the plate. This season, Trevino had 21 Defensive Runs Saved, leading AL catchers. His play helped him become the first Yankees catcher to win a Gold Glove since Thurman Munson won his third in a row in 1975.
Trevino’s play was very noticeable to Yankees fans who had been wishing for a defensive upgrade at the position. Trevino also had his best offensive season this year and was one of the catchers chosen to represent the American League at the All-Star Game.
The Yankees will likely be relying on Trevino to lock down the catcher position next year, allowing the team to focus on upgrading other positions.