Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached our final preview for this years 2013 Gold Glove finalists.
Again, if you haven’t seen any of the previous articles I’ve posted on this subject please click here. It goes form the most recent article all the way to the first, which happens to be American League catchers.
Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals - Wainwright won the Gold Glove back in 2009 which definitely makes him the favorite to win this season. He’s currently in the World Series against the Red Sox but lost game one of the series. Wainwright made 34 starts this season and worked 241 2/3 innings with a 19-9 record and 2.94 ERA. Numbers that could definitely put him up for a Cy Young award. But right now we’re focused on this Gold Glove. Defensively Wainwright looks like this, perfect across the board. He’s posted a 1.000 fielding percentage with 25 put outs, 36 assists, no errors and six double plays. Some great numbers were put up by this 32 year old veteran right hander.
Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers - So far 30 year old Zack Greinke has been an All-Star, MLB ERA Champion and even won a Cy Young Award, all in 2009. The only thing he hasn’t won besides a World Series is a Gold Glove. This season that could all change. This season Greinke made 28 starts and pitched 177 2/3 innings with a 15-4 win/loss record with a 2.63 ERA. He put up better numbers than he did with the Milwaukee Brewers and has made himself a solid number two starter behind Clayton Kershaw. Greinke just like Wainwright, has excellent fielding abilities. He’s posted a perfect 1.000 percent his last couple seasons in the league and has only been under 1.000 defensively four times in 10 seasons. He recorded 16 put outs, 16 assists, no errors and turned four double plays.
Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks - A man color commentator Bob Brenly has been really excited about this season. The young left handed pitcher won 14 games and only lost eight in 32 starts with three complete games. He worked 208 1/3 innings this season while striking out 178 batters with a 3.41 ERA. Last season in 22 appearances with the Diamondbacks, Corbin made 17 starts and had a 1.000 fielding percentage. This season through 32 appearances and starts, he’s only managed to put up .962, which isn’t bad but he’s going up against two veteran pitchers who have a perfect fielding percentage this year. He recorded 10 put outs, 40 assists, charged with two errors and turned two double plays.
Well there you have it folks. I’ve previewed every Gold Glove race from the American League to the National League. Catchers to Starting Pitchers.
Thank you for sticking with me today, I hope you have an amazing weekend.
The winners will be announced next week.