Nolan Arenado, Byron Buxton Among 2017 Gold Glove Award Winners

Ross Houston
November 8, 2017

For 4 straight seasons from 2011-2014, Barnhart was rated by Baseball America the best defensive catcher in the organization and following the 2011 season received Minor League Baseball's prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove Award for catchers. "Right now I want to try to win as many as I can while I'm healthy".

Many thought that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig deserved to win the Gold Glove for right field in the National League this season. "There are a lot of great third basemen out there, so this is a great feeling", said Arenado, who beat out Pittsburgh's David Freese and Washington's Anthony Rendon for the award.

After having stellar seasons on the defensive side of the ball, Colorado Rockies superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu won Gold Glove honors at their respective positions for their efforts on Tuesday night.

This is the 45th Gold Glove Award in Red Sox history. But Mauer was not among the three finalists - Cleveland's Carlos Santana, Boston's Mitch Moreland and Eric Hosmer of Kansas City, who won the honor for the fourth time in his career. He became the first NL third baseman since Scott Rolen (2000-04) to win five consecutive Gold Gloves. He signed an eight-year deal worth $184 million with the Cubs in December 2015. "I am taken aback by it, to be honest with you". Managers can't vote for their own players. Four years ago, Rawlings added a sabermetric component that comprises about 25 percent of the selection total.

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