Nolan Arenado fails to earn Gold Glove nomination
Posted on: 19 Oct, 2023 at 05:38 AM
Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Nolan Arenado won a Gold Glove in each of his first 10 major league seasons, but the streak will end this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals third baseman wasn't among the three National League finalists for the award when the short lists were announced on Wednesday.
Either the Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley, the Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon and the Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes will end Arenado's reign.
Advanced defensive metrics showed that Arenado had his worst defensive performance this year. He won eight Gold Gloves with the Rockies, starting with his rookie season in 2013, then continued his streak in 2021 and 2022 with the Cardinals.
National League MVP candidate Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles could add two Gold Gloves to his trophy haul. Betts, who won Gold Gloves as a right fielder six of the past seven years, is nominated as both a right fielder and a utility player.
The Houston Astros' Mauricio Dubon landed two American League nominations, at second base and as a utility man. The San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim is nominated among NL players at second base and utility.
The Blue Jays and Rangers tied for the most players nominated with five apiece. Toronto's list consists of catcher Alejandro Kirk, third baseman Matt Chapman, left fielder Daulton Varsho, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jose Berrios. Texas' nominees are catcher Jonah Heim, first baseman Nathaniel Lowe, second baseman Marcus Semien, shortstop Corey Seager and right fielder Adolis Garcia.
The nominees were determined by votes from major league managers and coaches, counting 75 percent, and the SABR Defensive Index, counting 25 percent.
The winners will be announced on Nov. 5.
The full list of nominees:
Pitcher: Minnesota Twins' Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins' Pablo Lopez, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios
Catcher: Baltimore Orioles' Adley Rutschman, Texas Rangers' Jonah Heim, Toronto Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk
First base: Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle, New York Yankees' Anthony Rizzo, Texas Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe
Second base: Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez, Houston Astros' Mauricio Dubon, Texas Rangers' Marcus Semien
Shortstop: Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa, New York Yankees' Anthony Volpe, Texas Rangers' Corey Seager
Third base: Cleveland Guardians' Jose Ramirez, Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, Toronto Blue Jays' Matt Chapman
Left field: Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays, Cleveland Guardians' Steven Kwan, Toronto Blue Jays' Daulton Varsho
Center field: Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert Jr., Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez, Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier
Right field: Boston Red Sox's Alex Verdugo, Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker, Texas Rangers' Adolis Garcia
Utility: Detroit Tigers' Zach McKinstry, Houston Astros' Mauricio Dubon, Tampa Bay Rays' Taylor Walls
Pitcher: Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo, Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker, Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler
Catcher: Arizona Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno, Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, San Francisco Giants' Patrick Bailey
First base: Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, Los Angeles Dodgers' Freddie Freeman, Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Santana
Second base: Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, Philadelphia Phillies' Bryson Stott, San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim
Shortstop: Chicago Cubs' Dansby Swanson, Colorado Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar, New York Mets' Francisco Lindor
Third base: Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley, Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon, Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes
Left field: Atlanta Braves' Eddie Rosario, Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ, Los Angeles Dodgers' David Peralta
Center field: Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas, Atlanta Braves' Michael Harris II, Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle
Right field: Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., Washington Nationals' Lane Thomas
Utility: Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim, St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Edman
--Field Level Media