No Mets Among Rawlings Gold Glove Finalists

Rawlings Sports announced their 2018 finalists for the Gold Glove Awards at each position for the American and National Leagues on Thursday afternoon.

No players from the New York Mets made the group. It’s the Mets third straight season without a finalist, their last one was Curtis Granderson back in 2015.

For the sixth consecutive season, the SABR defensive index will account for approximately 25% of the award process, along with votes from managers and coaches.

Here are the 2018 finalists:

American League

Pitcher: Corey Kluber (CLE), Masahiro Tanaka (NYY), Dallas Keuchel (HOU)
Catcher: Salvador Perez (KC), Martin Maldonado (HOU), Yan Gomes (CLE)
First Base: Matt Olson (OAK), Justin Smoak (TOR), Mitch Moreland (BOS)
Second Base: Jed Lowrie (OAK), Ian Kinsler (LAA/BOS), Rougned Odor (TEX)
Shortstop: Francisco Lindor (CLE), Marcus Semien (OAK), Andrelton Simmons (LAA)
Third Base: Matt Chapman (OAK), Alex Bregman (HOU), Jose Ramirez (CLE)
Left Field: Alex Gordon (KC), Brett Gardner (NYY), Andrew Benintendi (BOS)
Center Field: Adam Engel (CHW), Mike Trout (LAA), Jackie Bradley Jr. (BOS)
Right Field: Mookie Betts (BOS), Aaron Judge (NYY), Kole Calhoun (LAA)

National League

Pitcher: Zack Greinke (ARI), Julio Teheran (ATL), Clayton Richard (SDP)
Catcher: Buster Posey (SF), Yadier Molina (STL), Manny Pina (MIL)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (CHC), Joey Votto (CIN), Freddie Freeman (ATL)
Second Base: DJ LeMahieu (COL), Javier Baez (CHC), Kolten Wong (STL)
Shortstop: Nick Ahmed (ARI), Freddy Galvis (SDP), Brandon Crawford (SF)
Third Base: Travis Shaw (MIL), Anthony Rendon (WSN), Nolan Arenado (COL)
Left Field: Adam Duvall (CIN/ATL), Christian Yelich (MIL), Corey Dickerson (PIT)
Center Field: Lorenzo Cain (MIL), Billy Hamilton (CIN), Ender Inciarte (ATL)
Right Field: Jason Heyward (CHC), Jon Jay (ARI), Nick Markakis (ATL)

The Mets leader for the 2018 season in defensive runs saved was Juan Lagares with five.

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