May 26, 2020

LeMahieu Only New Yorker Among Rawlings Gold Glove Finalists

credit: Keith Allison

D.J. LeMahieu, who started 66 games at second base, 47 at third an 28 and first base for the Yankees during the 2019 regular season, is the only New York player selected among the three finalists at each position for the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

LeMahieu, who joins Jose Altuve and Yolmer Sanchez as 2B finalists, won the award in 2014, 2017 and 2018 at the position in the National League while with the Colorado Rockies.

No other Yankees or Mets were selected as finalists.

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., on Thursday announced the finalists for the award, honoring the best individual fielding performances at each position in the AL and NL. The winners will be unveiled during a live, one-hour “Baseball Tonight” broadcast on ESPN Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by Karl Ravech alongside Eduardo Perez.

While the award originated in 1957, Rawlings first began highlighting the top-three defenders at each position in 2011. Since then, only two players have been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalist each year: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina. The St. Louis Cardinals lead all teams with six finalists.

The 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists are:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Pos

Player

2019 Team

P

Jose Berrios

Minnesota Twins™

Mike Leake

Seattle Mariners™ / Arizona Diamondbacks™

Lucas Giolito

Chicago White Sox™

C

Danny Jansen

Toronto Blue Jays™

Christian Vazquez

Boston Red Sox™

Roberto Perez

Cleveland Indians™

1B

Justin Smoak

Toronto Blue Jays™

Matt Olson

Oakland Athletics™

Yuli Gurriel

Houston Astros™

2B

Jose Altuve

Houston Astros™

DJ LeMahieu

New York Yankees™

Yolmer Sanchez

Chicago White Sox™

3B

Alex Bregman

Houston Astros™

David Fletcher

Los Angeles Angels™

Matt Chapman

Oakland Athletics™

SS

Marcus Semien

Oakland Athletics™

Andrelton Simmons

Los Angeles Angels™

Francisco Lindor

Cleveland Indians™

LF

Robbie Grossman

Oakland Athletics™

Alex Gordon

Kansas City Royals™

Andrew Benintendi

Boston Red Sox™

CF

Kevin Kiermaier

Tampa Bay Rays™

Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels™

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Boston Red Sox™

RF

Kole Calhoun

Los Angeles Angels™

Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox™

Josh Reddick

Houston Astros™

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pos

Player

2019 Team

P

Jack Flaherty

St. Louis Cardinals™

Zack Greinke

Arizona Diamondbacks™ / Houston Astros™

Aaron Nola

Philadelphia Phillies™

C

Austin Hedges

San Diego Padres™

Yadier Molina

St. Louis Cardinals™

J.T. Realmuto

Philadelphia Phillies™

1B

Christian Walker

Arizona Diamondbacks™

Paul Goldschmidt

St. Louis Cardinals™

Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs™

2B

Ozzie Albies

Atlanta Braves™

Kolten Wong

St. Louis Cardinals™

Adam Frazier

Pittsburgh Pirates™

3B

Nolan Arenado

Colorado Rockies™

Anthony Rendon

Washington Nationals™

Josh Donaldson

Atlanta Braves™

SS

Paul DeJong

St. Louis Cardinals™

Trevor Story

Colorado Rockies™

Nick Ahmed

Arizona Diamondbacks™

LF

Juan Soto

Washington Nationals™

David Peralta

Arizona Diamondbacks™

Hunter Renfroe

San Diego Padres™

CF

Victor Robles

Washington Nationals™

Lorenzo Cain

Milwaukee Brewers™

Harrison Bader

St. Louis Cardinals™

RF

Bryce Harper

Philadelphia Phillies™

Jason Heyward

Chicago Cubs™

Cody Bellinger

Los Angeles Dodgers™

The 2019 finalists include 11 former Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in the American League and seven former winners in the National League.