Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rawlings Gold Glove Award nominee's ... American League Finalists.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists were announced today.

This is the 57th year that Rawlings has handed out the Gold Glove to the best big league ballplayers on the baseball diamond.

In this post we'll list the  American League finalists, followed by a separate National League post.

The American League finalists are...

Pitchers... Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners,  Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros.

Catchers... Alex Avila, Detroit Tigers,  Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians,  Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals.

First Base... Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers,  Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals,  Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Second Base... Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners,  Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers,  Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox.

Third Base... Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics,  Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers,  Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners.

Shortstop... Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals,  J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles,  Alexi Ramirez, Chicago White Sox.

Left Field... Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians,  Yoenis Cespedes, Boston Red Sox/ Oakland Athletics, Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals.

Center Field... Jackie Bradley, Boston Red Sox,  Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox,  Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles.

Right Field... Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,  Kevin Kierman, Tampa Bay Rays, Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles.

The winners , sponsored  by Dicks Sporting Goods, will be announced on Baseball Tonight on ESPN2, on Tuesday, November 4th, at 7 pm.

The voting process is made up of a 75/25 (approximate) split among big league managers/coaches and SABR SDI.

Managers/Coaches  vote is Intra-League only, and they cannot vote for players on their own teams.

15 teams per league, up to 7 votes per team = 105 MGR/Coaches votes.

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