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Friday, October 8, 2021

Tony Trevino accepted any position, as long as it got him in the lineup; Saw six seasons, made AA

Tony Trevino had played just about every position in the minors for the Phillies. But, at high-A Clearwater in 1990, he settled in at third base, and he started to hit, The Tampa Tribune wrote.

For Trevino, though, where he played didn't really matter to him, he told The Tribune, just that he did.

"I'm playing consistent, and I'm in the lineup every day; that's the important thing," Trevino told The Tribune. "Last year my role was as a utility guy, and I accepted it. This year, I came to  primarily work as a third baseman. I'll accept anything because I'm going to work my butt off just to be on that lineup card every day."

Trevino ended up also playing elsewhere on the field in 1990 and he eventually made it up to AA Reading the next season. But, over six pro seasons, AA Reading is where he topped out.

Trevino's career began in 1987, taken by the Phillies in the 40th round of the draft out of Cal State Fullerton.

At Fullerton in May 1987, Trevino hit a three-run home run to help get his team closer to a conference title, The Los Angeles Times wrote.

"I just went up there looking for a fastball," Trevino told The Times of the home run. "Actually, it was right in my wheelhouse."

With the Phillies, Trevino started at short-season Bend. He hit .229 over 73 games, with five home runs. He moved to short-season Batavia and single-A Spartanburg for 1988. He hit .293 on the year. 

He made single-A Clearwater for all of 1989 and then all of 1990 at high-A. He hit .226 in 1989 and .258 in 1990.

Trevino made AA Reading for the first time in 1991. He hit .253 in 43 games there that year. He returned to Reading for another 83 games in 1992. He hit .228. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,751
Made the Majors:1,271-33.9%
Never Made Majors:2,480-66.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:524
10+ Seasons in the Minors:310

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