13 players, including 2 rookies, win first Gold Gloves
Posted on: 06 Nov, 2023 at 02:35 AM
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Thirteen players earned their first Gold Glove Award, the second most since the award's inception in 1957, as Major League Baseball handed out the honor to the best defensive player at each position on Sunday night.
This is the fourth straight year where there have been at least 10 first-time winners, extending a record. There were 14 new winners last season, the first year a utility player could earn a Gold Glove.
Rookies Anthony Volpe, shortstop of the New York Yankees, and Brenton Doyle, center fielder for the Colorado Rockies, took home the award, marking the third time multiple first-year players won Gold Gloves, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier each earned their fourth Gold Glove, most among this year's recipients. Toronto right-hander Jose Berrios earned his first Gold Glove.
Five players won their second Gold Glove: Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez and left fielder Steven Kwan, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker and Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson and left fielder Ian Happ.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado failed to win the award for the first time in his career, ending a 10-year run. Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes unseated the Cardinals All-Star to earn his first Gold Glove.
The World Series champion Texas Rangers had three winners -- catcher Jonah Heim, first baseman Nathaniel Lowe and right fielder Adolis Garcia. Houston Astros utility man Mauricio Dubon earned his first Gold Glove to round out the American League.
In the National League, the Cubs (Swanson, Happ and second baseman Nico Hoerner), San Diego Padres (right fielder Fernanado Tatis Jr. and utility player Ha-Seong Kim) and Diamondbacks (Walker and catcher Gabriel Moreno) had multiple winners. Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler earned his first Gold Glove to round out the NL.
--Field Level Media