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Cano named Gold Glove finalist (no other Yankees chosen)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson CanoRobinson Cano is the only Yankees finalist for a Gold Glove. Three finalists at each position were announced today by Rawlings. The entire Tampa Bay infield is nominated, as were two of the three outfielders in Boston, Baltimore, Oakland and Kansas City. The Orioles lead the way with six finalists.

The biggest Yankees snub seems to be center fielder Brett Gardner, but his defensive metrics are not particularly overwhelming. Of course, neither are Adams Jones, who was named as a finalist. Just based on watching, I think I’d put Gardner more or less on par with the three players chosen by Rawlings, but I also fully believe that defensive impact is very difficult to measure.

Here’s the full list of American League Gold Glove finalists.

Mark Buehrle — Toronto Blue Jays
R.A. Dickey — Toronto Blue Jays
Doug Fister — Detroit Tigers

Joe Mauer — Minnesota Twins
Salvador Perez — Kansas City Royals
Matt Wieters — Baltimore Orioles

First base
Chris Davis — Baltimore Orioles
Eric Hosmer — Kansas City Royals
James Loney — Tampa Bay Rays

Second base
Robinson Cano — New York Yankees
Dustin Pedroia — Boston Red Sox
Ben Zobrist — Tampa Bay Rays

Third base
Adrian Beltre –Texas Rangers
Evan Longoria — Tampa Bay Rays
Manny Machado — Baltimore Orioles

Alcides Escobar — Kansas City Royals
Yunel Escobar — Tampa Bay Rays
J.J. Hardy — Baltimore Orioles

Left field
Yoenis Cespedes — Oakland Athletics
Andy Dirks — Detroit Tigers
Alex Gordon — Kansas City Royals

Center field
Lorenzo Cain — Kansas City Royals
Jacoby Ellsbury — Boston Red Sox
Adam Jones — Baltimore Orioles

Right field
Nick Markakis — Baltimore Orioles
Josh Reddick — Oakland Athletics
Shane Victorino — Boston Red Sox

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