Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Betts one of three Red Sox to win Gold Gloves

Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Ian Kinsler all win Gold Gloves Looking through the 2018 Gold Glove winners
Kristopher Love | 07 November, 2018, 06:47

This is Arenado's sixth consecutive Gold Glove, and the third career Gold Glove for LeMahieu. He ties D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for the most in franchise history with three.

The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and catcher Martín Maldonado were also finalists for Gold Glove Awards, which were awarded to third baseman Matt Chapman and catcher Salvador Pérez. "I love fielding, and I love working on it". It was the fourth tie in the history of the award. Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award.

Arenado is the seventh third baseman in Major League Baseball history to win at least six Gold Gloves, the third NL third baseman to accomplish the feat (Scott Rolen, Mike Schmidt).

The 29-year-old was named to the Gold Glove team for the first time Sunday night following a season in which he made only one error in 124 games, 266 total chances and 1,057 1/3 innings. I was disappointed previous year. The winners will be selected via a combination of a national fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index.

But if the Gold Glove was his final achievement as an Astro, then it is not a bad way to go out.

Voting for the Rawlings Platinum Gold Glove Award presented by SABR began at the conclusion of the awards show at www.rawlings.com, allowing the public to weigh in as to who is "The Finest in the Field ®" in both the American League and National League.

The winners are determined by combining votes from Major League managers and coaches with a sabermetric component.