The Trois-Rivières Eagles will bet on stability behind the plate with the return of wide receiver Anthony Hermelyn for a third season. Recognized as one of the top defensive receivers in the Can-Am League, Hermelyn was a key part of the training to guide the Eagles to qualify for the playoffs in the past two seasons.
Last year, he significantly improved his attacking contribution with a batting average of 0.257, eighteen doubles, 9 homers and 41 RBI. He also led the Eagles for the number of walks with 65. “Anthony is an excellent defensive catcher and he proved last year that he can also win at bat. He always finds a way to help and make our pitchers look better.
His return is also very important in the locker room, as he is one of the main leaders of our team, “said the manager, TJ Stanton. The 26-year-old is a 4th round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2015 draft. He has 218 experience games in this organization in the A-, A and A + ranks.
Frontier League teams must field between 22 and 24 players during the regular season and the playoffs. They must have a minimum of 10 recruits (rookie-1 and rookie-2) and can have a maximum of 10 experienced players (experience-2 or veteran). Among experienced players, only four can be veteran, aged 29 and over. Click on the following link to consult the official regulations of the Frontier League: http://frontierleague.com/player-eligibility/