Rockies’ Ryan McMahon takes on Nolan Arenado for Golden Glove – Longmont Times-Call

Ryan McMahon of the Rockies passed the first test, but getting to the finish line will be much more difficult.

On Thursday, McMahon was named one of three finalists to win a National League Golden Glove in third base. The problem is, his co-finalists are Nolan Arenado of the Cardinals and Manny Machado of the Padres. Both players are stars with great notoriety. Additionally, Arenado has won a Golden Glove in each of his first eight major league seasons.

McMahon was the only Rockies player to be named a finalist.

Arenado, the former Rockies star who was traded to St. Louis before the season, placed first among the NL third baseman with 125 strikeouts and 38 double plays and second with 287 assists in 2021. He also placed second in the NL with a. 974 commissioning percentage.

But McMahon, who started 95 games at third and 44 at second, had a .979 defensive percentage in third (0.990 in second) and his advanced defensive metrics were stronger than Arenado’s. According to FanGraphs, McMahon led the Major League players with 21 defensive runs saved (McMahon had 12 DRS at third base while Arado had 6 DRS) and McMahon’s 2.5 dWAR (Defensive WAR) was the second highest score of the MLB.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are decided by a vote of the managers and coaches of the major leagues. They cannot vote for their own players. In addition, statistics from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) are part of the selection process.

The winners will be announced on ESPN at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on November 7.

GANT D’OR FINALISTSAmerican league Launcher José Berríos, Blue JaysZack Greinke, AstrosDallas Keuchel, White Sox

SeekerMartín Maldonado, AstrosSean Murphy, A’sSalvador Perez, Royals

First baseYuli Gurriel, AstrosMatt Olson, A’s Jared Walsh, Angels

Second baseDavid Fletcher, AngelsWhit Merrifield, RoyalsMarcus Semien, Blue Jays

Third baseMatt Chapman, A’sJosé Ramírez, IndiansJoey Wendle, Rays

ShortstopCarlos Correa, AstrosJ.P. Crawford, MarinersAndrelton Simmons, Twins

Left fieldRandy Arozarena, RaysAndrew Benintendi, RoyalsLourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays

Central fieldKevin Kiermaier, RaysMyles Straw, Indians Michael A. Taylor, Royals

Right fieldHunter Renfroe, Red Sox Kyle Tucker, Astros Joey Gallo, Yankees

National leagueLauncherZach Davies, CubsMax Fried, BravesZack Wheeler, Phillies

SeekerYadier Molina, Cardinals J..T. Realmuto, PhilliesJacob Stallings, Pirates

First baseFreddie Freeman, Braves Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals Max Muncy, Dodgers

Second baseOzzie Albies, BravesTommy Edman, CardinalsKolten Wong, Brewers

Third baseNolan Arenado, Cardinals Manny Machado, Padres Ryan McMahon, Rockies

ShortstopBrandon Crawford, GiantsFrancisco Lindor, MetsKevin Newman, Pirates

Left fieldTyler O’Neill, Cardinals David Peralta, D-backs AJ Pollock, Dodgers

Central fieldHarrison Bader, Cardinals Bryan Reynolds, Pirates Jackie Bradley Jr., Brewers

Right fieldMookie Betts, DodgersAdam Duvall, BravesMike Yastrzemski, Giants

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