CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox minor leaguer Joey DeMichele was honored for his defense this season, becoming one of nine winners of a minor league Gold Glove Award.
DeMichele, a second baseman at Double-A Birmingham, recorded a .985 fielding percentage over 665 total chances and helped turn 91 double plays.
The 24-year-old, a third-round draft pick in 2012 out of Arizona State, was in his first full season at the Double-A level. He did play 24 games at Double-A last season.
On offense, he batted .245 over 136 games with the Barons and had a .307 on-base percentage. He has a .250 batting average and a .315 on-base percentage over his four years in the White Sox’s system while playing for four separate teams.
The nine minor league Gold Glove Awards were shared over eight separate organizations. The Philadelphia Phillies were the only organization with two winners, as Single-A left fielder Cord Sandberg and Double-A/Triple-A right fielder Aaron Altherr were honored.