Three Dodgers, Two Angels Nominated As 2021 Gold Glove Award Finalists

There are three players in the running for the 2021 Gold Glove Award, but two of them have played their entire careers with one team. The group includes Los Angeles Dodgers star Corey Seager and Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

The National League has announced the finalists for the 2021 Gold Glove Awards. Three Dodgers and two Angels were nominated with Manny Machado, J.D. Martinez, Mike Trout, and Andrelton Simmons all in consideration for a spot on either side of them.,The National League announced the finalists for its annual Gold Glove Awards. Three Dodgers and two Angels were nominated as finalist, with one of those four players winning in 2021. The awards will be presented on October 8th at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The “mlb gold glove candidates 2021” is a list of the top three finalists for the 2021 Gold Glove Award. The award will be given out in 2020.

(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Rawlings has unveiled the finalists for the 2021 Gold Glove Award.

On Thursday, three Dodgers were named along with the other nominees:

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1B Max Muncy (First Career Nomination)

Muncy’s season was cut short shortly before the playoffs, in the penultimate game of the season, when he dislocated his elbow in a collision at first base. Muncy, on the other hand, is not just on the Gold Glove radar, but also the Silver Slugger radar. He was an All-Star for the second time this season, and his name was linked to the MVP race for most of the season — Las Vegas oddsmakers had him in third place behind Fernando Tatis, Jr. and Bryce Harper as late as August 18.

Muncy started 122 games at first base this season and had a fielding percentage of.998, which matched him for first place with the other two first base finalists. During that period, he made just two mistakes and had 771 putouts and 47 assists in 901 innings of defense. It’s also worth noting that he played 29 games at second base, totaling 254 innings and committing just one mistake. Total zone runs, a metric that gauges how above or below average a player is worth depending on the amount of plays they make, put Muncy second in the league at first base. Muncy was ranked No. 15 overall in the SABR Defensive Index Rankings and first among all Baseball’s National League first basemen at the end of the season.

LF AJ Pollock (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2015)

Pollock had his greatest season with the Dodgers yet, particularly in the second half of the season, when he hit.324 with nine home runs and 36 RBIs in 53 games. Slugging percentage and on-base percentage were also career highs for him. He went 103 games in left field and 8 games in center field without committing an outfield mistake, adding four outfield assists and one double play to his season totals. In the Majors, he was fourth in Range Factor over Nine Innings and sixth in Range Factor per Game among left fielders. Pollock was rated No. 4 in the SABR Defensive Index Rankings among National League left fielders at the end of the season.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants’ double off the outfield wall during the first inning of game 5 of the National League Division Series at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on October 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Harry How) )

RF Mookie Betts (Sixth Career Nomination, Won from 2016-2020)

Betts had a so-called “poor year” by his own standards. Despite this, he is without a doubt one of the Dodgers’ most important players. Betts still managed a.264 batting average while hitting 23 home runs and driving in 58 runs, a stat line that most big leaguers would kill for.

This season, the player with the second-longest current Gold Glove Award Streak is aiming for his eighth in a row. Mookie had a.987 fielding percentage in 98 games played in right field this season. In addition, he played 30 games in center field and seven games at second base. On the season, he had three mistakes, one in right field and two in center, and he also had one outfield assist. Betts was ranked No. 7 in the SABR Defensive Index Rankings among National League right fielders at the end of the season.

Two Angels players have been chosen Finalists for the 2021 season:

1B Jared Walsh (First Career Nomination)

Walsh burst into the spotlight in 2021 after two quiet years with the Angels to begin his MLB career. He was named to his first All-Star team, with a.277 batting average, 29 home runs, and 98 RBIs. Walsh started 128 games at first base and 17 games in right field this season. He had a.995 fielding percentage when playing first base, which was good for seventh in the league. He also had 73 assists and 96 double plays on the year, with just five mistakes in 975 defensive opportunities. Walsh ended the season as the eighth best defensive first baseman in the The American League is a professional baseball league in the, according to the SABR Defensive Index Rankings.

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 17: David Fletcher #22 of the Los Angeles Angels makes the out in the sixth inning against Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California on September 17, 2021. (Getty Images/Ronald Martinez photo) )

2B David Fletcher (Second Career Nomination)

To begin the 2021 season, Fletcher inked a five-year agreement with the Angels, and with good cause. Throughout his short MLB career, he has shown to be one of the most consistent players in the league. Fletcher, who has never been renowned for his power, is nevertheless one of the league’s most consistent hitters, with a 26-game hitting streak this season. He also concluded the year with the second-most singles (136) in the league and a career-high 15 stolen bases.

He rounded up his season with a strong showing on the field. He had the third-best fielding percentage among qualifying fielders with a.990 fielding percentage in 142 games at second base (he also played 20 at shortstop). He finished third in the league with 354 assists, 261 putouts, and 86 double plays converted, and he was in the top five in Range Factor over Nine Innings and Range Factor per Game. Fletcher was ranked No. 7 in the SABR Defensive Index Rankings among American League second basemen at the end of the season.

The St. Louis Cardinals have the most Finalists in the league, with six. The Houston Astros ended second with five Finalists, followed by the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals, who each had four.

Three clubs from each conference were not selected as Finalists. The Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers are the clubs from the American League. The Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, and Cincinnati Reds are the only clubs from the National League that aren’t represented.

Twenty-five of the finalists have won at least one Gold Glove Award in their careers, while fifteen have won several times. The current players with the most Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions are Yadier Molina (9), Nolan Arenado (8), Zack Greinke (6), Mookie Betts (5), Andrelton Simmon (4), and Kevin Kiermaier (3).

Yadier Molina (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Manny Machado (2013), Andrelton Simmons (2013), Kevin Kiermaier (2015), Francisco Lindor (2016), Nolan Arenado (2017-2020), and Matt Chapman have all received Platinum Glove Awards, which are given to the best defensive player in their league, regardless of position (2018-2019).

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Finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2021:

American League

Pitcher

  • Jose Berrios is a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays (Second Career Nomination)
  • Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke (Eighth Career Nomination, Won from 2014-2019)
  • Dallas Keuchel is a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (Fifth Career Nomination, Won from 2014-2016, 2018)

Catcher

  • Martin Maldonado is a pitcher with the Houston Astros (Third Career Nomination, Won in 2017)
  • Sean Murphy is a member of the Oakland Athletics (First Career Nomination)
  • Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez (Seventh Career Nomination, Won from 2013-2016, 2018)

The first baseman

  • Yuliesky Gurriel is a pitcher for the Houston Astros (Third Career Nomination)
  • Oakland Athletics’ Matt Olson (Fourth Career Nomination, Won 2018 & 2019)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Jared Walsh (First Career Nomination)

The first baseman

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s David Fletcher (Second Career Nomination)
  • Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield (First Career Nomination)
  • Marcus Semien is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays (Third Career Nomination, First at First Base)

The third baseman

  • Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman (Third Career Nomination, Won 2018 & 2019)
  • Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez (Third Career Nomination)
  • Joey Wendle is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays (First Career Nomination)

Shortstop

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (Second Career Nomination)
  • J.P. Crawford is a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2020)
  • Minnesota Twins’ Andrelton Simmons (Eighth Career Nomination, Won in 2013 & 2014, 2017 & 2018)

Field to the left

  • Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena (First Career Nomination)
  • Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi (Third Career Nomination)
  • Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. — Blue Jays of Toronto (Second Career Nomination)

Field of Play

  • Kevin Kiermaier is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays (Fifth Career Nomination, Won in 2015 & 2016, 2019)
  • Cleveland Indians’ Myles Straw (First Career Nomination)
  • Michael A. Taylor is a member of the Kansas City Royals (Second Career Nomination)

Field of Play

  • Hunter Renfroe is a Boston Red Sox outfielder (Second Career Nomination)
  • Kyle Tucker is a pitcher with the Houston Astros (Second Career Nomination)
  • New York Yankees’ Joey Gallo (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2020)

National League

Pitcher

  • Zach Davies is a player with the Chicago Cubs (Second Career Nomination)
  • Atlanta Braves’ Max Fried (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2020)
  • Zack Wheeler is a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (First Career Nomination)

Catcher

  • Yadier Molina is a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (Thirteenth Career Nomination, Won 2008-2015, 2018)
  • J.T. Realmuto is a member of the Philadelphia Phillies (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2019)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jacob Stallings (Second Career Nomination)

First Base

  • Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman (Third Career Nomination, Won in 2018)
  • St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul Goldschmidt (Seventh Career Nomination, Won in 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (First Career Nomination)

Second Base

  • Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies (Second Career Nomination)
  • Tommy Edman is a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (First Career Nomination)
  • Milwaukee Brewers’ Kolten Wong (Fourth Career Nomination, Won in 2019 & 2020)

The third baseman

  • St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado (Ninth Career Nomination, Won from 2013-2020)
  • San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado (Sixth Career Nomination, Won 2018, 2015)
  • Colorado Rockies’ Ryan McMahon (First Career Nomination)

Shortstop

  • Brandon Crawford is a player with the San Francisco Giants (Fifth Career Nomination, Won from 2015-2017)
  • Francisco Lindor is a member of the New York Mets (Fifth Career Nomination, Won 2016 & 2019)
  • Kevin Newman is a pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates (First Career Nomination)

Field to the left

  • Tyler O’Neill is a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2020)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ David Peralta (Third Career Nomination, Won in 2019)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ AJ Pollock (Second Career Nomination, Won in 2015)

Field of Play

  • St. Louis Cardinals’ Harrison Bader (Second Career Nomination)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds (First Career Nomination)
  • Jackie Bradley, Jr. is a member of the Milwaukee Brewers (Fifth Career Nomination, Won in 2018)

Field of Play

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts (Sixth Career Nomination, Won from 2016-2020)
  • Mike Yastrzemski is a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants (First Career Nomination)
  • Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall (Fourth Career Nomination)

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