The best defenders from the 2017 Major League Baseball season were rewarded with some hardware Tuesday as the Rawlings Gold Glove award winners were announced.
Gold Gloves are awarded after receiving votes cast from managers and coaches (75 percent), along with SABR-developed metrics (25 percent).
Winner: Martin Maldonado, Angels (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Maldonado becomes third Angels catcher to win a Gold Glove.
AL First Base
Winner: Eric Hosmer, Royals (4th Gold Glove)
Did you know? Hosmer’s four Gold Gloves ties him with Adrian Gonzalez for most by an active first basemen.
AL Second Base
Winner: Brian Dozier, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Dozier is the first Twin to win a Gold Glove since Joe Mauer in 2010, and first Twins second baseman since Chuck Knoblauch in 1997.
AL Third Base
Winner: Evan Longoria, Rays (3rd Gold Glove)
Did you know? Longoria’s three Gold Gloves are the most in Rays history, and it’s his first Gold Glove win since 2010.
Winner: Andrelton Simmons, Angels (3rd Gold Glove)
Did you know? Simmons is the first Angels shortstop to win a Gold Glove since Erick Aybar in 2011.
AL Left Field
Winner: Alex Gordon, Royals (5th Gold Glove)
Did you know? It’s Gordon’s fifth Gold Glove, but 1st since 2014 when he won he won four straight.
AL Center Field
Winner: Byron Buxton, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Buxton joins Torii Hunter and Kirby Puckett as Twins’ center fielders to win a Gold Glove.
AL Right FIeld
Winner: Mookie Betts, Red Sox (2nd Gold Glove)
Did you know? Betts is the fourth Red Sox outfielder to win multiple Gold Gloves, joining Dwight Evans, Carl Yastrzemski, and Fred Lynn.
Winner: Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Stroman becomes the 10th Blue Jay to win a Gold Glove and first since R.A. Dickey in 2013.
Winner: Tucker Barnhart, Reds (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Barnhart is first Reds catcher to win a Gold Glove since Johnny Bench in 1977.
NL First Base
Winner: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks (3rd Gold Glove)
Did you know? First player in franchise history to win three Gold Gloves.
NL Second Base
Winner: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (2nd Gold Glove)
Did you know? LeMahieu is third Rockies infielder to win multiple Gold Gloves, joining Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado.
NL Third Base
Winner: Nolan Arenado, Rockies (5th Gold Glove)
Did you know? First infielder ever to begin his career with five straight Gold Gloves.
Winner: Brandon Crawford, Giants (3rd Gold Glove)
Did you know? Crawford becomes the first NL shortstop to win three straight Gold Gloves since Jimmy Rollins (2007-09).
NL Left Field
Winner: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins (1st Gold Glove)
Did you know? Ozuna became the eighth Marlin to win a Gold Glove, and second outfielder to win.
NL Center Field
Winner: Ender Inciarte, Braves (2nd Gold Glove)
Did you know? Inciarte is the first Braves outfielder to win consecutive Gold Gloves since Andruw Jones won 10 straight.
NL Right Field
Winner: Jason Heyward, Cubs (5th Gold Glove)
Did you know? First Cubs outfielder to win back-to-back Gold Gloves since Andre Dawson in 1987-88.
Winner: Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks (4th Gold Glove)
Did you know? Greinke becomes first pitcher since Greg Maddux to win four straight Gold Gloves.
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