For the first time since the 2015 season, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a Rawlings Gold Glove victor! He led all American League pitchers in total chances, while ranking tied for second in assists and tied for seventh in putouts (14).
Markakis, who will turn 35 on November 17, earned his first All-Star selection in 2018, finishing the season with a.297 batting average, 14 home runs and 93 RBIs.
Three Gold Gloves ranks third among active second basemen (most: four, Dustin Pedroia and Brandon Phillips).
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. "Every day I work with [outfield coach] Mitch Maier to be the best defender I can be on a daily basis". He threw out 24 would-be base stealers in 51 attempts (47.1%), tied for the second most in the Majors. Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award. He was one of three finalists among American League catchers, beating out Cleveland's Yan Gomes and Houston's Martin Maldonado.
"It's an unbelievable feeling, and I think God for what's happened to me so far", Arenado said. The winners will be selected via a combination of a national fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index.
For Bradley Jr.it was his first Gold Glove, while Betts has now won it three years in a row.
Each manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their league, and can not vote for players on their own team.