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Smoak and Jansen Finalists for AL Gold Gloves

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We have two Blue Jays listed as finalists for Gold Gloves. Danny Jansen is battling Christian Vazquez and Roberto Perez for the catcher award. Justin Smoak is listed with Yuli Gurriel and Matt Olson at first base.

Jansen was at the near the top of the league in framing stats, threw out 31% of base steals and looked good behind the plate.

Smoak has always been thought of one of the best at first base. I don’t know who deserves the award but it would be nice to see Smoak get it.

Former Jay Josh Donaldson is in the grouping for NL third basemen.

The list of Gold Glove finalists:

CATCHER

Danny Jansen, Blue Jays

Christian Vázquez, Red Sox

Roberto Pérez, Indians

FIRST BASE

Yuli Gurriel, Astros

Matt Olson, A’s

Justin Smoak, Blue Jays

SECOND BASE

José Altuve, Astros

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees

Yolmer Sánchez, White Sox

Third Base

Alex Bregman, Astros

David Fletcher, Angels

Matt Chapman, A’s

SHORTSTOP

Marcus Semien, A’s

Andrelton Simmons, Angels

Francisco Lindor, Indians

LEFT FIELD

Robbie Grossman, A’s

Alex Gordon, Royals

Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox

CENTER FIELD

Kevin Kiermaier, Rays

Mike Trout, Angels

Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox

RIGHT FIELD

Kole Calhoun, Angels

Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Josh Reddick, Astros

NATIONAL LEAGUE

PITCHER

Jack Flaherty, Cardinals

Zack Greinke, D-backs

Aaron Nola, Phillies

PITCHER

Jack Flaherty, Cardinals

Zack Greinke, D-backs

Aaron Nola, Phillies

CATCHER

Austin Hedges, Padres

Yadier Molina, Cardinals

J.T. Realmuto, Phillies

FIRST BASE

Christian Walker, D-backs

Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

SECOND BASE

Ozzie Albies, Braves

Kolten Wong, Cardinals

Adam Frazier, Pirates

THIRD BASE

Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Anthony Rendon, Nationals

Josh Donaldson, Braves

SHORTSTOP

Paul DeJong, Cardinals

Trevor Story, Rockies

Nick Ahmed, D-backs

LEFT FIELD

Juan Soto, Nationals

David Peralta, D-backs

Hunter Renfroe, Padres

CENTER FIELD

Victor Robles, Nationals

Lorenzo Cain, Brewers

Harrison Bader, Cardinals

RIGHT FIELD

Bryce Harper, Phillies

Jason Heyward, Cubs

Cody Bellinger, Dodgers


We should have a contest to see who can pick the most winners, but I think it would be too much work to find the winner. But if you want to give us your best guesses for winners, please do.


Let’s have a poll on the two positions where our Jays are in the running.

Poll

Who will win the AL Gold Glove at catcher?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Danny Jansen
    (152 votes)
  • 22%
    Christian Vázquez
    (57 votes)
  • 18%
    Roberto Pérez
    (47 votes)
256 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win the AL Gold Glove at first base?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Yuli Gurriel
    (39 votes)
  • 37%
    Matt Olson
    (91 votes)
  • 46%
    Justin Smoak
    (111 votes)
241 votes total Vote Now