Moving on now. So far I’ve covered almost every position and the three players who are up for a Gold Glove this season. It’s been an awesome year, full of great games, defensive plays and a whole lot of other moments.
Now it’s time to move on as we’re slowly reaching the end of this coverage. If you haven’t seen my previous posts, you can click here and get directed to the rest.
David Wright, New York Mets - David Wright hasn’t won a Gold Glove since winning back to back in 2007 and 2008. It’s great to see him back in the running for this honor, the man completely deserves to be in the final three for this award. Wright has been the lifeline of this Mets team for awhile now. His playing time decreased last season as he was bothered with a couple injuries, but he came back and did just fine. He smashed 18 home runs and drove in 58 RBI’s through 430 at bats this season. His fielding was about the same as he put out 86, 235 assists, nine errors and 18 double plays on a fielding percentage of .973
Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies - This young man is definitely a surprise. A possible rookie of the year candidate is only 22 years old out of Newport Beach, California and is already up for his first Gold Glove of his career. In his first full Major League season, Arenado hit 10 home runs and drove in 52 RBI’s with a batting line of .267/.301/.405. He had a beautiful year all around despite having 11 errors just himself put managed to record 309 assists, 91 put outs and turned 27 double plays with a fielding percentage of .973. The youngest could pull an upset on these two veterans.
Juan Uribe, Los Angeles Dodgers - Uribe came through big time for the Dodgers this season, both during the regular and the post-season. The 34 year old infielder hit 12 home runs and drove in 50 RBI’s this season for the Dodgers and posted a .983 fielding percentage which isn’t bad for a 34 year old. Uribe has spent a lot of time in this league, but I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this man just yet. This season Uribe put out 62 batters, picked up 230 assists, five errors and 22 double plays. Despite being a two time World Series champion, Uribe has NEVER won a Gold Glove.