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Three Dodgers, Two Angels Nominated For 2021 Gold Glove – CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spila) – Rawlings has announced the finalists for the 2021 Golden Glove Award.

The names of the three Dodgers were announced along with the other nominees Thursday:

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Max Muncie, 1 b (first job nomination)

Muncy was derailed just before the playoffs, in the last game of the season, when a collision at first base ended in a dislocated elbow for Muncy. However, Muncy is not only on Gold Glove’s radar, but also on Silver Slugger’s. He’s been an All-Star for the second time this season, and his name has been linked to the MVP conversation for much of the season – as recently as August 18, the Las Vegas odds-makers placed third behind Fernando Tates Jr. and Bryce. Harper.

Muncy has played 122 first base games this season, posting a near flawless participation rate of 0.998 – a first-time tie with the other primary candidates. He had only two fouls in that time, adding 771 assists and 47 assists in 901 defense innings. It’s also important to mention that he played 29 second base games, making only one foul in his 254 runs. Muncy finished second in the entire league in first base in total district rounds, a statistic that measures how above or below average a player was based on the number of plays he made. Muncy finished the season 15th in the SABR All-Player Defensive Index ratings, and first of all starters in the National League.

AJ Bullock – LF (Second job nomination, 2015 win)

Bullock had his best season with the Dodgers to date, especially during the second half of the season, hitting 0.324 with nine guards and 36 RBI over his last 53 games. He also had career highs in slack and OPS. He finished the year without making a single foul on the field (103 games left field, 8 center), adding four passes on the field and one double play to his season total. He placed fourth in the Majors in Range Factor on Nine Innings, and fifth in the Range Factor per game for left-handers. Bullock finished the season fourth in the SABR Defensive Index rankings for left-footed players in the National League.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 14: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a double outside the court wall by Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants during the first half in Game 5 of the National League Series at Oracle Park on October 14, 2021. in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry He/Getty Images)

Mookie Betts – RF (6th career nomination, won from 2016 to 2020)

Bates had what you might call a “falling year” by his standards. However, he is without a doubt one of the most important pieces on the Dodgers’ roster. The Betts still finish with a batting average of 264, placing 23 homers and 58 RBIs, a stat lineup that most major leagues die for.

The man with the second-longest consecutive Golden Glove streak is looking for seventh in a row this season. Mookie finished the year with 987 posts in 98 games played on the right field. He also had 30 games in center and seven in second base. He had three fouls per season, one on the right field and two in the middle, and added one pass off the field. Bates finished the season seventh in the SABR Defensive Index ratings for National League Right Players.

The Angels also had two players who were named finalists for the 2021 season:

Jared Walsh – 1 B (first job nomination)

After two quiet years with the Angels to begin his MLB career, Walsh came onto the scene in 2021. He earned his first All-Star nod, finishing the season with a hitting average of 277, 29, and 98 RBI. Walsh has played 128 first base games this season, adding 17 games in the right field. While playing at the start, he managed .995 participation, my best for fifth in the league. He added 73 assists and participated in 96 double-games this year, making only five fouls on 975 defensive chances. Walsh finished the season 8th in the Major League Base 1 SABR Defensive Index ratings.

ANAHIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: David Fletcher #22 of the Los Angeles Angels plays against Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on September 17, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

David Fletcher – 2 B (second job nomination)

Fletcher has signed a five-year extension with the Angels to start the 2021 season, and with good reason. He has proven to be one of the most consistent MLB players day in and day out throughout his short career. Never known for his power, Fletcher remains one of the most consistent hitters in the league, with the MLB’s longest hitting streak at 26 games this season. He also finished second in the individual standings (136) in the league and finished the year with 15 stolen bases.

He also added to his season with an excellent performance on the field. He finished the year with 990 in play over 142 games played at second base (he also played 20 short games) – the third-best turnout among eligible players. He had 354 assists, 261 assists and 86 double-turned plays (also, all third in the league), and finished in the top five in the Range Factor on Nine Innings and Range Factor per game. Fletcher finished the season in seventh place in the SABR Defensive Index rankings for second base in the Major League.

Louis Cardinals led the league in the playoffs, with a total of six. The Houston Astros came right behind them with five finalists, while the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals finished four each.

Three teams from each league did not receive a final nomination. Those MLS teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. From the National League, the missing teams are the Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds.

Of the finalists, 25 have already earned at least one Gold Glove in their career, while 15 have won multiple awards. Yadier Molina (9), Nolan Arenado (8), Zack Greinke (6), Mocky Bates (5), Andrelton Simon (4), and Kevin Kiermayer (3) are the active players with the most Golden Glove awards in their positions. .

Seven finalists were also awarded the Platinum Glove Awards, which are given to the best defensive player in their league, regardless of position – Yadier Molina (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Manny Machado (2013), Andrelton Simmons (2013), Kevin Kiermayer (2015), Francisco Lindor (2016), Nolan Arenado (2017-2020) and Matt Chapman (2018-2019).

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The 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Finalists:

American League


  • Jose Berrios – Toronto Blue Jays (2nd nomination for the job)
  • Zack Greinke – Houston Astros (8th career nomination, won from 2014-2019)
  • Dallas Keuchel – Chicago White Sox (5th job nomination, won 2014-2016, 2018)


  • Martin Maldonado – Houston Astros (3rd nomination for the job, won in 2017)
  • Sean Murphy – Oakland Athletics (1st career nomination)
  • Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals (7th nomination for the job, won 2013-2016, 2018)

first rule

  • Ulisky Gouriel – Houston Astros (3rd nomination for the job)
  • Matt Olson – Oakland Athletics (4th job nomination, won 2018 and 2019)
  • Jared Walsh – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1st nomination)

second rule

  • David Fletcher – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2nd nomination for the job)
  • Whitt Merryfield – Kansas City Royals (1st career nomination)
  • Marcus Simin – Toronto Blue Jays (3rd job nomination, 1st at 2nd base)

third rule

  • Matt Chapman – Oakland Athletics (3rd job nomination, won 2018 and 2019)
  • Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians (3rd nomination for the job)
  • Joy Wendell – Tampa Bay Rays (First Job Nomination)


  • Carlos Correa – Houston Astros (2nd job nomination)
  • JP Crawford – Seattle Mariners (2nd job nomination, won 2020)
  • Andrelton Simmons – Minnesota Twins (8th career nomination, won 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)

left field

  • Randy Arrosarina – Tampa Bay Rays (First Job Nomination)
  • Andrew Benintende – Kansas City Royals (3rd nomination for the job)
  • Lourdes Gouriel, Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays (2nd nomination for the job)

field center

  • Kevin Kiermayer – Tampa Bay Rays (5th Job nomination, won in 2015, 2016 and 2019)
  • Miles Straw – Cleveland Indians (1st career nomination)
  • Michael A. Taylor – Kansas City Royals (2nd nomination for the job)

right in the field

  • Hunter Renfrew – Boston Red Sox (2nd nomination)
  • Kyle Tucker – Houston Astros (2nd nomination for the job)
  • Joey Gallo – New York Yankees (2nd job nomination, won 2020)

National League


  • Zack Davis – Chicago Cubs (2nd job nomination)
  • Max Fried – Atlanta Braves (2nd job nomination, won in 2020)
  • Zach Wheeler – Philadelphia Phillies (1st career nomination)


  • Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals (13th Job nomination, won 2008-2015, 2018)
  • JT Realmuto – Philadelphia Phillies (2nd job nomination, won 2019)
  • Jacob Stallings – Pittsburgh Pirates (2nd nomination for the job)

first rule

  • Freddy Freeman – Atlanta Braves (3rd job nomination, 2018 winner)
  • Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals (7th nomination for the job, won 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Max Muncie – Los Angeles Dodgers (1st career nomination)

second rule

  • Ozzy Albis – Atlanta Braves (2nd nomination for the job)
  • Tommy Adman – St. Louis Cardinals (1st career nomination)
  • Kolten Wong – Milwaukee Brewers (4th job nomination, won in 2019 and 2020)

third rule

  • Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals (9th nomination for the job, won from 2013-2020)
  • Manny Machado – San Diego Padres (6th career nomination, won 2018 and 2015)
  • Ryan McMahon – Colorado Rockies (1st nomination for the job)


  • Brandon Crawford – San Francisco Giants (5th job nomination, won 2015-2017)
  • Francisco Lindor – New York Mets (5th nomination for the job, won 2016 and 2019)
  • Kevin Newman – Pittsburgh Pirates (1st career nomination)

left field

  • Tyler O’Neill – St. Louis Cardinals (2nd job nomination, won in 2020)
  • David Peralta – Arizona Diamondbacks (3rd job nomination, won 2019)
  • A.J. Bullock – Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd job nomination, won 2015)

field center

  • Harrison Bader – St. Louis Cardinals (2nd job nomination)
  • Brian Reynolds – Pittsburgh Pirates (1st nomination)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr – Milwaukee Brewers (5th job nomination, 2018 winner)

right in the field

  • Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers (6th job nomination, won from 2016-2020)
  • Mike Jastrzymski – San Francisco Giants (1st career nomination)
  • Adam Duvall – Atlanta Braves (4th job nomination)

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