The Dayton Dragons issued a press release today:

Tucker Barnhart, a member of the 2011 Dayton Dragons, has been selected as the catcher on the Rawlings Minor League Baseball Gold Glove team. Only nine players (one per position) from all levels of the minor leagues were selected.

Barnhart was the only Midwest League player selected. He was also the only player from the Cincinnati Reds organization selected.

Barnhart appeared in 97 games with the Dragons in 2011 including 92 at the catcher position. He tied for the best fielding percentage among all catchers in Minor League Baseball (18 leagues) with a mark of .998, committing just two errors.

Barnhart also led the Midwest League in caught stealing percentage by throwing out 47 percent of attempted base stealers. He finished nine percent higher than the second best catcher in the league and 17 percent higher than the league average.

Please join us in congratulating our guy, Tucker Barnhart. Way to go Tucker!!!

6 Responses

  1. RiverCity Redleg

    Are the Reds becoming Catcher U?

  2. brm7675

    A couple of kids from little Brownsburg IN have made it to the pros…

  3. BJ Ruble

    I am happy for him and even more happy the Reds selected him and got him signed because he is a great talent. Many times Indiana kids get overlooked, but Tucker is very good, it is nice for the organization to be stacked in the toughest position to get great production.

  4. SFredsfan

    Love those mid west boys who can flat out play the game. All smiles and shucks until the game starts and then holy smokes! Nice to have great depth at catcher- bring up Mesoraco and then trade Grandal plus outfielder & pitcher for a stud- little impact to the major league level. Still think the Giants and Reds should be trade partners- pitchers versus position players.