Waterloo Bucks Catcher Earns Fielding Award
McGinnis, who is now a senior at Western Illinois University, finished the season with the NWL’s best fielding percentage for a catcher. The Normal, Ill., native finished with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 236 total chances on the year.
In his second year with Waterloo, McGinnis was named the 2016 Bucks Roth Jewelers Player of the Year. McGinnis was named to the mid-season NWL All-Star Team and was recently named to Perfect Game’s 2016 Summer Collegiate All-American Team Honorable Mention squad.
The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position. The winners, who were announced on Tuesday (Sept. 20), are selected based on final fielding statistics compiled by league statistician Pointstreak. The 2016 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award recipients and their field percentages are below.
|Position||Player||NWL Team||College||Fielding Percentage|
|C||Adam McGinnis||Waterloo||W. Illinois||1.000|
|1B||Ben Fisher||Wisconsin Rapids||E. Kentucky||.994|
|2B||Jake Lumley||Wisconsin Rapids||Canisius||.987|
|3B||Patrick Cromwell||Wisconsin Rapids||Clemson||.949|
|SS||Mason McCoy||La Crosse||Iowa||.969|
|OF||Logan Mattix||Wisconsin Rapids||Georgia Coll.||1.000|
|OF||Joe Duncan||Lakeshore||E. Illinois||1.000|
|OF||Dean Miller||Battle Creek||Riverside CC||1.000|
|P||Kenny Ogg||Eau Claire||Ohio||1.000|
Rawlings has been rewarding the top defenders in the Northwoods League since 2002. The recipients receive a special Rawlings baseball glove mounted on an engraved trophy base. Rawlings is the official equipment provider for the Northwoods League. To qualify for an award a player needs to appear in at least two-thirds of the scheduled games at a specific position, with the exception of catcher which is half. For pitchers, the player that had the highest total defensive chances without committing an error earns the number one spot.