Gold Glove Finalist: Yoán Moncada

Tommy Viola
Oct 29 · 2 min read
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Moncada was ranked as the top prospect in all of baseball in 2017. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the 2020 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.

The Chicago White Sox had five players as finalists: Yasmani Grandal, James McCann, Danny Mendick, Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert. Of the five, three have spent time with the Knights — Mendick, Moncada and Robert.

YOÁN MONCADA— Knights second baseman 2017
Moncada began the 2017 season with the Charlotte Knights and shined for the team right away. During his first month with Charlotte, the Cuban native hit .314 (27-for-86) with 16 runs scored, four home runs, seven RBIs, and six stolen bases in 21 games. He was named as the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for the month of April and later earned International League Batter of the Week honors on May 8 after hitting .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs from May 1–7.

Overall with the Knights in 2017, Moncada hit .282 (87-for-309) with 57 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 36 RBIs, 17 stolen bases, and a .377 on-base percentage in 80 games in 2017. He was elected as a 2017 International League All-Star, but did not participate. Instead, the 22-year-old participated in the 2017 SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday, July 9th in Miami, FL. Just ten days later, he was recalled to the Chicago White Sox (July 19, 2017).

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Moncada returned to Charlotte and rehabbed with the Knights in 2019. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

2020 WHITE SOX
Moncada battled COVID-19 earlier in the year and still went on to appear in 52 games with the White Sox in 2020. The 25-year-old hit .225 with six home runs and 24 RBIs.

IN THE FIELD
In 139 chances this season, Moncada compiled a .964 fielding percentage with five errors.

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Tommy Viola

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Vice President of Communications for the Charlotte Knights with 14+ years experience working in a Minor League Baseball front office.

Knight Fever

The latest news and notes about the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte professional baseball from Charlotte Knights Vice President of Communications, Tommy Viola.

Tommy Viola

Written by

Vice President of Communications for the Charlotte Knights with 14+ years experience working in a Minor League Baseball front office.

Knight Fever

The latest news and notes about the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte professional baseball from Charlotte Knights Vice President of Communications, Tommy Viola.

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