We have two Blue Jays who are finalists for Gold Gloves.
I’m very happy for Stroman. I have no idea how you pick the top defensive pitcher, but Marcus does look very good on defense. I couldn’t tell you if he is the best in the league or not.
I felt Pillar should have been the Gold Glove winner last year. This year, I think he is still in the conversation, but he’s not as clear a choice as last year.
I thought Justin Smoak might get some love for his defense at first base, but I never can figure out how they vote for Gold Gloves. First base is a tough position to get a feel for how to judge a player’s defense.
There are former Blue Jays up for Gold Gloves: Yan Gomes and R.A. Dickey are up for awards are their respective positions.
You can see the finalists for the other positions here.