Rawlings Announces 2013 Gold Glove Finalists

by Gavin Ewbank | Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Sports company announced the finalist for the 2013 Gold Glove awards on Friday. The list included three players at all nine positions in each league, and the winners will be announced next Tuesday at 8 P.M. EST on ESPN2.

The Gold Glove award, first handed out in 1957, recognizes the best individual players in the league at their respected position. Players are voted by the managers and coaches in each league. Managers are not permitted to vote for their own players.

The Baltimore Orioles led the way with six players being named finalists, with the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers following behind with five players a piece. The entire Tampa Bay Rays infield was also nominated as finalists.

American League

Mark Buehrle
R.A. Dickey
Doug Fister

Joe Mauer
Salvador Perez
Matt Wieters

First base
Chris Davis
Eric Hosmer
James Loney

Second base
Robinson Cano
Dustin Pedroia
Ben Zobrist

Third base
Adrian Beltre
Evan Longoria
Manny Machado

Alcides Escobar
Yunel Escobar
J.J. Hardy

Left field
Yoenis Cespedes
Andy Dirks
Alex Gordon

Center field
Lorenzo Cain
Jacoby Ellsbury
Adam Jones

Right field
Nick Markakis
Shane Victorino
Josh Reddick

National League

Patrick Corbin
Zack Greinke
Adam Wainwright

A.J. Ellis
Russell Martin
Yadier Molina

First base
Paul Goldschmidt
Adrian Gonzalez
Anthony Rizzo

Second base
Darwin Barney
Brandon Phillips
Mark Ellis

Third base
Nolan Arenado
Juan Uribe
David Wright

Ian Desmond
Andrelton Simmons
Troy Tulowitzki

Left field
Carlos Gonzalez
Starling Marte
Eric Young Jr.

Center field
Carlos Gomez
Andrew McCutchen
Denard Span

Right field
Jay Bruce
Jason Heyward
Gerardo Parra

Of course, as most awards are concerned, there were a lot of players not listed that might have deserved the recognition of being the top fielder in the league at their position. Comment below, and tell us of any players that you think missed the cut.

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Living in always-too-hot Florida, Gavin an MLB Columnist for BHC. Apart from that, he occasionally covers high school sports for the Palm Coast Observer. You can follow Gavin on Twitter @GavinEwbank.

  • Collin

    Leonys Martin I think should have been worth a nomination

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