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Buxton, Dozier Awarded AL Gold Gloves

Buxton, Dozier Awarded AL Gold Gloves

Catcher Salvador Perez was up for his fifth straight award, but the voters chose the Angels' Martin Maldonado, who was in his first full season as a team's starting catcher. For the second time in his career, LeMahieu was named the Rawlings Gold Glove Award victor at second base.

Hosmer was awarded his fourth Gold Glove. Gordon's five awards are the second most in franchise history, behind Frank White's eight (1977-82, '86-87). Hosmer is tied with the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez for most Gold Gloves among active first basemen.

· Arenado led all National League third baseman in total chances (423), assists (311), double plays (39), defensive WAR (2.3), and range factor per game (2.64) while ranking second in fielding percentage (.979) and third in zone rating (.832).

He played 140 games in left field, one in right and 15 in center field this season, seeing action in center for the first time in his Major League career.




Other members of the 2017 National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award team are P Zack Greinke, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B DJ LeMahieu, 3B Nolan Arenado, SS Brandon Crawford, LF Marcell Ozuna, CF Ender Inciarte and RF Jason Heyward.

According to Fan Graphs, Gordon led all left fielders in defensive runs above average.

Two Royals are Gold Glovers again. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its new collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Voting for the awards is 75 percent managers and coaches, and 25 percent statistical analysis.

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