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Alex Gordon wins fifth Gold Glove award

09 November, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado gets his glove on a grounder hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta before throwing to first base for the out during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Ph

Only Frank White has won more Gold Gloves in franchise history.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night, while Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlined a group of six first-time winners.

Molina, an eight-time victor of the award, lost past year to Buster Posey of the Giants. He played 140 games in left field, one in right and 15 in center field this season, seeing action in center for the first time in his Major League career. Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke won for the fourth time in a row, while Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer received his fourth award for defensive excellence.

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This is Hosmer's fourth Gold Glove, which ties catcher Salvador Perez for third-most among Royals players. Ozuna led all NL left fielders this season in games played (152), games started (151), innings (1,335.0), total chances (320) and putouts (305).

Heyward is the first Cubs player to win a Gold Glove at any position in consecutive seasons since pitcher Greg Maddux won three from 2004-06 (Maddux finished the 2006 campaign with the Dodgers) and the first position player to accomplish this feat since first baseman Mark Grace in 1995-96. Gordon won the American League Platinum Glove Award in 2014. A combination of the worldwide fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.

Winners are determined using a combination of advanced metrics (25 percent) and coach and manager voting (75 percent).

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