Lost in our sadness over the death of Roy Halladay, there was some good news last night.
Marcus Stroman won the Gold Glove. I wanted to type won his first Gold Glove, but I don’t understand the voting on that stuff, so I don’t want to guess that it will happen again.
Getting to watch him, he is a very good fielder. I’ve seen him take ground balls at shortstop during fielding practice (but then, it’s a long season, just about every player has some fun fielding at different spots, during practice at some point of the season). Marcus seems to take pride in his fielding.
Marcus becomes the second Jays pitcher to win a Gold Glove, R.A. Dickey won back in 2013.
Kevin Pillar lost out to Byron Buxton in the center field voting. I thought Pillar deserved the award in the past, but the voters disagreed. This year I didn’t think he was the top fielder in center, so I thought he might win.
The complete list of winners:
C: Tucker Barnhart, Reds (1st Gold Glove)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs (3rd Gold Glove)
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (2nd Gold Glove)
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies (5th Gold Glove)
SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants (3rd Gold Glove)
LF: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins (1st Gold Glove)
CF: Ender Inciarte, Braves (2nd Gold Glove)
RF: Jason Heyward, Cubs (5th Gold Glove)
P: Zack Greinke, D-backs (4th Gold Glove)
C: Martin Maldonado, Angels (1st Gold Glove)
1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals (4th Gold Glove)
2B: Brian Dozier, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
3B: Evan Longoria, Rays (3rd Gold Glove)
SS: Andrelton Simmons, Angels (3rd Gold Glove)
LF: Alex Gordon, Royals (5th Gold Glove)
CF: Byron Buxton, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
RF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox (2nd Gold Glove)
P: Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays (1st Gold Glove)