The National League’s recipients of the Golden Glove who represented the outfield positions all came from different teams. Although some of them attributed to their team having two or more winners of the 2013 award. The Golden Glove is an award given to a player from every position, for each conference, based on their defensive performances throughout the season.
Take a look at your National League outfielder winners of the 2013 Golden Glove Award.
Left Field – Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies (10 defensive runs saved)
Center Field – Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers (38 defensive runs saved)
Right Field – Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks (36 defensive runs saved)
Thanks to ESPN, here are a few bit of knowledge on these winners.
Carlos Gomez became the first Brewer to win a Gold Glove since Robin Yount in 1982 and the first Brewers outfielder to win one since Sixto Lezcano in 1979. Gomez led the majors with five home run robberies. No other player had more than two. In addition to his incredible range and home run robberies, Gomez saved six runs with his above-average center-field arm.
Gomez’s 38 defensive runs saved (DRS) would have been a record for any position if it weren’t for Andrelton Simmons.
This year marked the first time that Rawlings included SDI, or SABR Defensive Index into the voting process. SDI was developed by the Society for American Baseball Research, and took into account several defensive statistics.