Myrtle Beach Pelicans outfielder Charcer Burks was named a 2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Monday for his defensive excellence in left field.
Burks made just four errors over 124 games in 2016. After committing an error in the second game of a doubleheader at Salem on June 28, the Houston native did not make an error during the final 54 games of the regular season. His eight outfield assists also tied for seventh in the Carolina League.
It was the third year in a row at Pelican earned a Gold Glove. Hanser Alberto (shortstop, 2014) and Trey Martin (center field, 2015) were the previous winners.
Like the other eight recipients of the Gold Glove, Burks will receive his award, modeled after the iconic award given to Major League Baseballs top defensive players, during the 2017 season.