Reds' Barnhart wins first career Gold Glove

  • Reds' Barnhart wins first career Gold Glove

Reds' Barnhart wins first career Gold Glove

Barnhart, who made only one error in 110 games this season, became the first Reds catcher to win the award since Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.

Heyward, one of three Gold Glove finalists for the Cubs, is the first Cubs player to win consecutive Gold Gloves since right-hander Greg Maddux won three in a row in 2004-06.

Inciarte didn't grade out as well in most defensive metrics as he had in 2016, but still led NL outfielders in range factor per game (putouts plus assists) at 2.67 (Taylor was fifth and Hamilton sixth in that category).

The former second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft possessed a.353 batting average during his time at Nebraska and he also hit 44 home runs to go along with 189 RBIs.

Heyward, another former courageous, won his fifth NL Gold Glove Tuesday and fourth in a row.

Ozuna beat out the other two finalists as the league's top defensive left fielder, Cincinnati's Adam Duvall and Colorado's Gerardo Parra.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo missed out on his second Gold Glove, as Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks won the honor among NL first basemen. Four years ago, Rawlings added a sabermetric component that comprises about 25 per cent of the selection total.

Every major-league manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote for Gold Gloves. That's my goal, and I think it should be anybody's goal. "I definitely take pride in my defense".