Red Sox Championship Defense Deservedly Rewarded With Gold Gloves

Ross Houston
November 7, 2018

A total of eight outfielders for the Pirates have won a Gold Glove, with Marte being the last in 2015 and 2016.

Colorado Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World Series title, was named the victor Sunday night of the 2018 National League Gold Glove Award at second base. It is the ninth consecutive season in which at least one Rockies player has won a Gold Glove, the fifth year in which there have been two winners on the Rockies and the third time that Arenado and LeMahieu have both won in the same season (also, 2014). This was a good moment for baseball fans to realize that the 2018 Red Sox weren't just about mashing the ball - they played disciplined defense too.

Rizzo had a.995 fielding percentage in 153 games at first base in 2018.

Atlanta added three Gold Gloves to its surprise NL East title this season.

Kolten Wong was a finalist for the National League's second base gold glove.

By winning a Gold Glove, Keuchel is now eligible for the Rawlings Platinum Glove, which will be given to the top defender in each league, regardless of position. First baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Matt Chapman were recognized for the Athletics, and second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and third baseman Nolan Arenao won for the Rockies.

As the bearded southpaw enters free agency for the first time in his professional career, an additional Gold Glove to the trophy case can't hurt his case.

Pittsburgh left fielder Corey Dickerson rounds out the NL winners.

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