Wong is the reigning Gold Glove winner and played his usual stellar defense at the keystone in 2020, but Frazier led all MLB second basemen in Statcast’s Outs Above Average metric at +6.

Regardless, the NL will have a first-time winner on the mound, as none of the three finalists have taken home a Gold Glove Award previously. Rojas, meanwhile, put together an incredible all-around season for the Marlins despite being limited to just 40 games after Miami's COVID-19 outbreak in the Opening Week. — Isiah Kiner-Falefa (@Isiahkf11) September 29, 2020. Swanson's breakout 2020 season included some sensational defense at shortstop. RIGHT FIELDClint Frazier, YankeesJoey Gallo, RangersAnthony Santander, Orioles.
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Urshela could be the Yankees’ first Gold Glove Award winner since outfielder Brett Gardner back in 2016. And it holds that the best defensive players should have the best defensive stats, at least at the major league-level. Francisco Lindor and Andrelton Simmons had the AL Gold Glove Award at shortstop locked down for the past four seasons, but there will be a new winner this year -- Correa, Crawford and Goodrum are all looking for their first Gold Glove. LEFT FIELDAlex Gordon, RoyalsLourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue JaysKyle Tucker, Astros. Fried was not only undefeated with a 2.25 ERA in his 11 starts this season, but he also led all pitchers with five Defensive Runs Saved in just 56 innings of work. He’ll have competition from a five-time Gold Glove Award winner in Heyward, who won Gold Gloves in 2012 and from 2014-17. Gordon, who announced his retirement at the end of the season, is looking to add one final Gold Glove Award. Barnhart had nine defensive runs saved ahead of both Stallings and Contreras. Correa entered Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Rangers with a .681 OPS, well below his career .845 OPS entering the ’20 season. • All-time Gold Glove winners. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

But be patient, their case will be explained in due time.**. The finalists -- three at each position in each league (except for second base in the American League) -- for the 2020 Gold Glove Awards were revealed by Rawlings on Twitter on Thursday. ET. Fried was not only undefeated with a 2.25 ERA in his 11 starts this season, but he also led all pitchers with five Defensive Runs Saved in just 56 innings of work.

Though likely overshadowed by his bat, Gallo had by far his best defensive season in right field, leading all outfielders with 12 Defensive Runs Saved. He finished behind only Fernando Tatis Jr. among NL shortstops in Statcast's Outs Above Average metric. The winners will be announced on November 3, so you can warm up for watching American election results by watching the Gold Glove results first.

Instead of baseball writers nominating the best defensive players of the season, league leaders in defensive metrics were used at each position. RIGHT FIELDClint Frazier, YankeesJoey Gallo, RangersAnthony Santander, Orioles. One reason he is probably ahead of the other guys is that he played over 450 innings in right field in 2020, where Santander was just about at 300 and Frazier at only 216. The finalists -- three at each position in each league (except for second base in the American League) -- for the 2020 Gold Glove Awards were revealed by Rawlings on Twitter on Thursday. Crawford, MarinersNiko Goodrum, Tigers. FIRST BASEBrandon Belt, GiantsPaul Goldschmidt, CardinalsAnthony Rizzo, Cubs. White led all AL first basemen with seven Defensive Runs Saved -- two more than any other AL first baseman. PITCHERGriffin Canning, AngelsKenta Maeda, TwinsZach Plesac, Indians.

Santander was solid with +8 DRS in his 2020 action, but only +1.1 in UZR. Frazier totaled 280 innings counting his time elsewhere in the outfield. Urshela could be the Yankees’ first Gold Glove Award winner since outfielder Brett Gardner back in 2016. The Indians have never featured a Gold Glove Award-winning pitcher, while the Twins' last pitching winner was Johan Santana (2007) and Mark Langston (1995) was the last Angels hurler to win it. Laureano, with his penchant for highlight-reel plays from home run robberies to laser throws, is looking for his first Gold Glove. Moncada continues to flourish with his glove at third base ever since he moved over there from second following the 2018 campaign.

Because MLB only provided players with 60 games on which to craft the narrative of their season, the nomination process for 2020 Gold Glove winners was changed. ET. Baseball 20 MLB Home Run Derby 2020 MLB FAQs MLB Ballpark FAQs MLB Rally FAQs. Beginning with this race is an embarrassment of riches, where there’s likely two superstars and an impressive, possibly future… star. The NL Gold Glover at second base will come out of the NL Central. The most surprising individual nomination is probably Danny Mendick (he appeared in 28 games at second base) or Clint Frazier, who is not known for his defensive acumen. The winners will be named on Tuesday, Nov. 3, on ESPN at 7 p.m. FIRST BASEYuli Gurriel, AstrosMatt Olson, A'sEvan White, Mariners. But this is not the comfort food of baseball statistics. A win would give him his second Gold Glove and reinforce Cincinnati’s belief that he is their catcher of the future. “I don’t know if it’s MLB or whoever but it’s clear that they don’t want this Boriuca Jibarito to draw with the great (Johnny Bench),” Molina said on Instagram in Spanish. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. Probably Gallo is going to win, so don’t get your hopes up for Santander. CATCHERYasmani Grandal, White SoxJames McCann, White SoxRoberto Pérez, Indians. Either Rizzo or Goldschmidt has won the NL Gold Glove Award at first base in each of the past five years and six of the past seven -- they have three Gold Gloves apiece, with Rizzo the reigning winner. It would be the first Gold Glove for either Grandal or McCann. The AL will have a first-time Gold Glove Award winner at pitcher for the second consecutive year (Mike Leake, 2019), and the absence of Zack Greinke from this list means the Astros right-hander is officially out of the running for his seventh consecutive Gold Glove honor -- a streak only accomplished by Bob Gibson, Jim Kaat and Greg Maddux.

The decision here is more or less clear-cut. It'll be tough to make a case against Arenado earning his eighth Gold Glove in as many big league seasons. ET.
The Rawlings Gold Glove Show will start at 7pm EST on November 3rd! Designed and Developed by, Predicting (Some) 2020 Gold Glove Winners, opted out this season after twin baby girls, outfield throws that make fans’ minds go numb, head-first charges toward opponents’ dugouts, Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Next Manager. The Orioles have one choice to make early in the offseason: Whether to pick up Jose Iglesias’s 2021 contract option. The 2020 finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards have been announced, and plenty of those surrounding MLB are outwardly upset.

The Cubs lead the NL with seven players, including two pitchers, qualifying as finalists. Barnhart is vying for his second career Gold Glove Award after taking home the honor in 2017, while the cannon-armed Contreras and the emerging Bucs backstop Stallings hope to be first-time winners. It would be the first Gold Glove for either Grandal or McCann. The story begins where every facet of this season begins: with the COVID-19 pandemic. As for Molina, the St. Louis veteran had plenty to say about his exemption over social media earlier in the week. (In other words, you’re encouraged to view this year’s lot with even more skepticism than usual.). CATCHERTucker Barnhart, RedsWillson Contreras, CubsJacob Stallings, Pirates. This year’s AL finalists include the reigning Gold Glove Award winner in Pérez, plus the White Sox pair of elite pitch framers, Yasmani Grandal and James McCann. ET. Schoop, meanwhile, finished with +2 Outs Above Average, according to Statcast, in his debut season with Detroit. That’s a significantly harder case to prove. Despite playing in the 2020 World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays will not have any Golden Glove Awards winners. The centerpiece of the 2018 Manny Machado trade is nearing his arrival on the Orioles 40-man roster. That said, O'Neill did not have any outfield assists, while Akiyama turned in a pair in his first MLB season, and Peralta -- the reigning NL Gold Glove winner in left field -- had one. > MLB American League Gold Glove Award Winners. LEFT FIELDShogo Akiyama, RedsTyler O'Neill, CardinalsDavid Peralta, D-backs. The three metrics representing batted ball data include Defensive Runs Saved from Baseball Info Solutions, Ultimate Zone Rating developed by noted sabermetrician Mitchel Lichtman, and Runs Effectively Defended based on STATS Zone Rating and built by SABR Defensive Committee member Chris Dial. The veteran outfielder has won seven Gold Gloves, including each of the past three seasons. • All-time Gold Glove … Belt, who has yet to win a Gold Glove Award in his 10 big league seasons, would be the only first-time winner among the veteran trio. In 2020, with teams limited to only playing games within their own division and the same division in the other league, managers and coaches had less of a chance than usual to see the entire league, so the award will be 100% based on the measure of the metrics. A hopeless baseball romantic, aspiring sabermetrician and fervent advocate of the double-switch.

Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB. That being said, anyone winning the Gold Glove besides IKF would be total highway robbery. Gold Glove balloting was different in 2020 compared to previous seasons in that there was no balloting at all. The White Sox lead the way with five nominees, including two at catcher. While Lopez played 424 innings and Hernandez logged 503 2/3 innings, Mendick manned second for only 226 innings in 33 games. While Lopez played 424 innings and Hernandez logged 503 2/3 innings, Mendick manned second for only 226 innings in 33 games.

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