Stanford's Maverick Handley secures 2019 Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year
May 29, 2019
Junior Stanford catcher Maverick Handley has been named the 2019 Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Oregon State's Adley Rutschman. Handley has been dominant behind the plate for Stanford this year, leading the Pac-12 in pickoffs with seven. The 2019 All-Pac-12 selection has thrown out 10-of-26 stolen base attempts against him and ranks sixth in the conference with 402 putouts on the year. The standout also produces at the plate with his bat, hitting .291 with 19 RBI and 27 walks heading into the postseason, and on the base-paths, stealing 11 bases this year which tied for eighth-most in the league, on 15 attempts.