All of that glitter at the hot corner turned into another Gold Glove for Nolan Arenado. While Gold Gloves are cool and all, prospective suitors are more interested in his first fully healthy season in three years.
The 2018 Gold Glove Award is the third of LeMahieu's career, as he was also the National League recipient at second base in 2014 and in 2017. Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award.
Ever-steady second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who is now a free agent, won his third Gold Glove in a Rockies uniform.
Balloting for the Gold Glove Award includes votes from each manager and six coaches from their staff who can not vote for players from their own team, and a sabermetric component accounts for 25 percent of the overall voting total. He led all American League pitchers in total chances, while ranking tied for second in assists and tied for seventh in putouts (14).
Three Gold Gloves ranks third among active second basemen (most: four, Dustin Pedroia and Brandon Phillips). His stolen base percentage against (52.9%) was the best in Royals history, breaking Darrell Porter's single-season record of 56.1% in 1979, and was the best in the Majors since 2007, when both Joe Mauer (52.5%) and Yadier Molina (50.0%) topped it. Perez also had three catcher pickoffs, extending his Major League-leading total since 2011 to 22. Fan voting is housed at Rawlings.com and will begin tonight at 9 p.m. CT and close on Thursday at 9 p.m. CT. A combination of the global fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.
Earlier in the week, the Wong won Fielding Bible's honor as the finest defensive player in the major leagues, edging LeMahieu in one of the closest votes of the year, according to Baseball Info Solutions.