Rawlings Gold Glove announces finalists

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Rawlings announced the Gold Glove finalists on Friday, the finalists being narrowed down to three players for each position.

The New York Yankees only have one finalist while the Baltimore Orioles lead the American League with six finalists. Here are the AL Finalists:

Catcher

Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins
Salvador Perez – ┬áKansas City Royals
Matt Wieters – Baltimore Orioles

First Base

Chris Davis – Baltimore Orioles
Eric Hosmer – Kansas City Royals
James Loney – Tampa Bay Rays

Second Base

Robinson Cano – New York Yankees
Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox
Ben Zobrist – Tampa Bay Rays

Third Base

Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers
Evan Longoria – Tampa Bay Rays
Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles

Shortstop

Alcides Escobar – Kansas City Royals
Yunel Escobar – Tampa Bay Rays
J.J. Hardy – Baltimore Orioles

Left Field

Yoenis Cespedes – Oakland Athletics
Andy Dirks – Detroit Tigers
Alex Gordon – Kansas City Royals

Center Field

Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals
Jacoby Ellsbury -Boston Red Sox
Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles

Right Field

Nick Markakis – Baltimore Orioles
Josh Reddick – Oakland Athletics
Shane Victorino – Boston Red Sox

Pitcher

Doug Fister – Detroit Tigers
Mark Buehrle – Toronto Blue Jays
R.A. Dickey – Toronto Blue Jays

Just for the heck of it, let’s go to the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers lead with five finalists. There are three teams that have three finalists: The Pittsburgh Pirates, The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Here are the NL Finalists:

Catcher

Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals
Russell Martin – Pittsburgh Pirates
A.J. Ellis – Los Angeles Dodgers

First Base

Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks
Adrian Gonzalez – Los Angeles Dodgers
Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs

Second Base

Darwin Barney – Chicago Cubs
Mark Ellis – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brandon Phillips – Cincinnati Reds

Third Base

Juan Uribe – Los Angeles Dodgers
Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
David Wright – New York Mets

Shortstop

Ian Desmond – Washington Nationals
Andrelton Simmons – Atlanta Braves
Troy Tulowitzki – Colorado Rockies

Left Field

Starling Marte – Pittsburgh Pirates
Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies
Eric Young Jr. – New York Mets

Center Field

Carlos Gomez – Milwaukee Brewers
Denard Span – Washington Nationals
Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates

Right Field

Jay Bruce – Cincinnati Reds
Jason Heyward – Atlanta Braves
Gerardo Parra -Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitcher

Patrick Corbin – Arizona Diamondbacks
Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals
Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be announced on October 29 at 8:00 p.m. You can watch the award ceremony on ESPN2.

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3 Responses to Rawlings Gold Glove announces finalists

  1. Abe Froman says:

    Where are the A.L. Shortstop candidates? Not that it matters, J.J. Hardy is a LOCK…

  2. mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

    Oh wow, I forgot the Shortstops. Thanks! I'll add them now!

  3. Abe Froman says:

    Predictions:

    A.L.
    Catcher – Matt Wieters
    1st Base – Chris Davis
    2nd Base – Robinson Cano
    Shortstop – J.J. Hardy
    3rd Base – Manny Machado
    Left Field – Alex Gordon
    Center Field – Adam Jones
    Right Field – Nick Markakis
    Pitcher – Mark Buehrle

    N.L.
    Catcher – Yadier Molina
    1st Base – Adrian Gonzalez
    2nd Base – Brandon Phillips
    Shortstop – Troy Tulowitzki
    3rd Base – David Wright
    Left Field – Carlos Gonzalez
    Center Field – Andrew McCutchen
    Right Field – Jay Bruce
    Pitcher – Adam Wainwright