No Gold Gloves For Wright and Young
No Gold Gloves for Eric Young Jr. or David Wright who were edged out by Carlos Gonzalez in left field and Nola Arenado at third base.
Among the three 3B finalists for Gold Glove in the NL, Arenado had the best defensive WAR (3.6). Juan Uribe was 1.8. and Wright was third with 0.7. Arenado also had 30 defensive runs saved whil Uribe had 15 and Wright had 5.
Wright’s competition at third base are Colorado’s Nolan Arenado and Los Angeles’ Juan Uribe, while Eric Young will try to fend off Carlos Gonzalez and Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte. Wright has won two previous Gold Gloves in 2007 and 2008.
The winners will be announced at on Tuesday October 29 on ESPN2.
Surprisingly, Juan Lagares was snubbed despite finishing second in the majors with 14 outfield assists in just over a half season of regular playing time. Lagares was also ranked number one among center fielders in Defensive Runs Saved.
These awards have become so political and in many cases the best defensive player never wins. They’ve really become a joke…
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