USC Catcher Garrett Stubbs Wins Johnny Bench Award

STUBBSUSC catcher Garrett Stubbs won the Johnny Bench Award last night, which goes to the nation’s top catcher. Stubbs was the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, a first-team All-American, the MVP of the Lake Elsinore Regional, threw out 52.8 percent of baserunners and also stole 20 bases. Above, he accepts the award from the legendary Bench.

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  • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

    Fight on, Stubbs!

  • sas

    He’s a really patient and smart hitter, an excellent defensive catcher. For some reason the way he works the count at the plate reminds (not saying he is or is gonna be) of Buster Posey.

  • Jack B

    Amazing that Stubbs only lists at 5-10, 165. Hope he has a good major league career. Great Trojan.

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Definetly deserving. I saw him play in the hot sun taking pitches off his body as well as four balls, very good defensive catcher and he can hit. He is maybe 5-10, but he can play.

  • schammer47

    Mr. Stubbs, You bring great Honor to the USC Trojan community. We Thank You. WE ARE NUMBER ONE !!!

  • TrojanLights

    Why does a player of his caliber only get drafted in the 8th round?