Arenado, Kinsler among 2016 Gold Glove winners

As selected by the managers and various coaches in each league, the 2016 Rawlings Gold Glove recipients were recognized Tuesday night.

The San Francisco Giants led the way with a sweep of the awards in each category a Giants players was a finalist for. Buster Posey dethroned Yadier Molina, who had an eight-year run as the top catcher in the National League. Double-play partners Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik took home NL shortstop and second base honors, respectively.

Now that the dust has settled, the nine Gold Glove winners from each league will set their sights on the Platinum Glove, which is awarded to the top two defensive players in Major League Baseball, as determined by both fan voting and a sabermetric component.

NL Catcher

Winner: Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Jonathan Lucroy MIL/TEX 0 0
Yadier Molina STL 8 -1
Buster Posey SF 0 12

Did you know? Buster Posey’s first Gold Glove ends Yadier Molina’s eight-year reign winning the award.

NL 1st Base

Winner: Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 2 4
Wil Myers SD 0 8
Anthony Rizzo CHC 0 11

Did you know? Anthony Rizzo is the youngest first baseman in Cubs history (27) to win a Gold Glove.

NL 2nd Base

Winner: Joe Panik – San Francisco Giants

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
DJ LeMahieu COL 1 3
Joe Panik SF 0 3
Jean Segura ARI 0 0

NL 3rd Base

Winner: Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Nolan Arenado COL 3 20
Anthony Rendon WSH 0 7
Justin Turner LAD 0 7

NL Shortstop

Winner: Brandon Crawford – San Francisco Giants

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Brandon Crawford SF 1 19
Freddy Galvis PHI 0 5
Addison Russell CHC 0 19

Did you know? Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik are the first National League middle-infield duo to win Gold Gloves in a season since 2002.

NL Left Field

Winner: Starling Marte – Pittsburgh Pirates

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Adam Duvall CIN 0 16
Starling Marte PIT 1 19
Christian Yelich MIA 1 6

NL Center Field

Winner: Ender Inciarte – Atlanta Braves

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Billy Hamilton CIN 0 15
Odubel Herrera PHI 0 6
Ender Inciarte ATL 0 13

NL Right Field

Winner: Jason Heyward – Chicago Cubs

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Carlos Gonzalez COL 3 4
Jason Heyward CHC 3 14
Nick Markakis ATL 2 10

Did you know? Jason Heyward is the youngest outfielder in Cubs history to win a Gold Glove.

NL Pitcher

Winner: Zack Greinke – Arizona Diamondbacks

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Jake Arrieta CHC 0 5
Zack Greinke ARI 2 7
Adam Wainwright STL 2 1

AL Catcher

Winner: Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
James McCann DET 0 9
Carlos Perez LAA 0 7
Salvador Perez KC 3 11

AL First Base

Winner: Mitch Moreland – Texas Rangers

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Chris Davis BAL 0 8
Eric Hosmer KC 3 N/A
Mitch Moreland TEX 0 7

AL Second Base

Winner: Ian Kinsler – Detroit Tigers

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Robinson Cano SEA 2 11
Ian Kinsler DET 0 12
Dustin Pedroia BOS 4 12

Did you know? This is Ian Kinsler‘s first Gold Glove Award, and the first Tigers second baseman to win it since Placido Polanco in 2009. Kinsler had a 12 DRS, and hasn’t won despite having a 19, and 20 DRS in the last two seasons.

AL Third Base

Winner: Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Adrian Beltre TEX 4 15
Manny Machado BAL 2 13
Kyle Seager SEA 1 15

AL Shortstop

Winner: Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Jose Iglesias DET 0 3
Francisco Lindor CLE 0 17
Andrelton Simmons LAA 2 18

Did you know? Francisco Lindor is the first Indians shortstop Gold Glove winner since Omar Vizquel in 2001.

AL Left Field

Winner: Brett Gardner – New York Yankees

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Brett Gardner NYY 0 12
Alex Gordon KC 4 4
Colby Rasmus HOU 0 14

AL Center Field

Winner: Kevin Kiermaier – Tampa Bay Rays

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS 0 11
Kevin Pillar TOR 0 21
Kevin Kiermaier TB 1 25

Did you know? Kevin Kiermaier wins his second consecutive Gold Glove despite only appearing in 104 games this season.

AL Right FIeld

Winner: Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
Mookie Betts BOS 0 32
Adam Eaton CWS 0 22
George Springer HOU 0 5

AL Pitcher

Winner: Dallas Keuchel – Houston Astros

Player Team Gold Gloves DRS
R.A. Dickey TOR 1 6
Dallas Keuchel HOU 2 7
Justin Verlander DET 0 5

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