Sonoma Stompers catcher wins Gilded Glove

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Former Sonoma Stomper Daniel Comstock took Gilded Glove honors for the 2018 Pacific Association season at the catcher position.

The former Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 18th round draft pick played in 49 games for Sonoma, hitting .362 with nine home runs and 50 runs batted in before getting called up to the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. “Getting catcher of the year is an honor … achieving this award is a milestone in my career that I will never forget,” said Comstock. Comstock was preceded by former catcher Isaac Wenrich who won the award in 2017.

“Being apart of the Sonoma Stompers family has been a huge blessing in my baseball career and my life. I had the opportunity to play professional baseball in my backyard,” said Comstock. The Petaluma native attended Petaluma High School where he hit .433 in four years of varsity baseball.

The righty then attended Menlo College where he had a .355 career batting average with 27 home runs in three seasons before getting drafted by the Diamondbacks.

“Comstock had an outstanding year, he’s a very knowledgeable and talented player. Comstock was the heart of the team, his character and work ethic helped create the teams identity,” said Manager Zack Pace. Comstock’s 2018 success began on opening night against the Martinez Clippers where he went three-for-five with two homers and a career high six runs batted in.

“Daniel’s positive outlook and leadership tendencies really helped us out throughout the season. He represented himself like a true professional on and off the field,” said General Manager Brett Creamer.

The Sonoma Stompers also had catchers Ryan Cooper and Mitchell Ho who finished seventh and 10th respectively in Gilded Glove voting.

“The Stompers have been a class act organization since day one and everyday I get to wear that Stompers jersey, it is truly an honor,” said Comstock.

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