Three Stompers take Defensive Player of the Year Honors

 Isaac Wenrich, Brennan Metzger and Matt Hibbert (left to right) won league awards for defense at catcher, left field and center field, respectively. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Isaac Wenrich, Brennan Metzger and Matt Hibbert (left to right) won league awards for defense at catcher, left field and center field, respectively. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif.– Three Sonoma Stompers took Defensive Player of the Year honors at their respective positions, the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs announced Monday. The awards were selected based on their ability and performance by three representatives of each Pacific Association team. 

In addition to driving in 52 runs for the Stompers in 2017, catcher Isaac Wenrich owned a fielding percentage of .993 in 68 games played. The team completes a trio of defensive award recipients with center fielder Matt Hibbert and left fielder Brennan Metzger. It is the second time Hibbert has won the award since joining the Stompers in 2014.

“All three of these guys were integral to our amazing success this season. Hibby has been a pillar on this team since he first arrived. And bringing back Isaac and Brennan really added, not just great talent, but veteran leadership too. These awards are well deserved, and hard earned by all three,” said 2017 Stompers President and General Manager Theo Fightmaster.

The league will continue to announce the rest of the end-of-season award winners this week.

 

FULL LIST OF DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Pitcher: Max Beatty (SRF)

Catcher: Issac Wenrich (SON)

First Base: Vinny Guglietti (PIT)

Second Base: Ordomar Valdez-Martinez (PIT)

Third Base: Chris Fornaci (VAL)

Shortstop: Jose Garcia (PIT)

Left Field: Brennan Metzger (SON)

Center Field: Matt Hibbert (SON)

Right Field: Miles Williams (SRF