Javier Baez misses out on 2018 Gold Glove award

Javier Baez misses out on 2018 Gold Glove award

Javier Baez misses out on 2018 Gold Glove award

He is only the third first baseman in franchise history to earn the award, joining four-time victor Mark Grace and Derek Lee, who won twice.

Both Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. earned the award for their work in the outfield, with Ian Kinsler getting the nod at second base.

His streak of six consecutive Gold Gloves to begin his career is the second-longest streak in Major League history, trailing Ichiro Suzuki's streak of 10-straight Gold Gloves to begin his Major League career.

He joins Starling Marte and Barry Bonds as the only Pittsburgh Pirate left fielders who have won the Gold Glove award. Also, Keith Hernandez will be inducted into the Rawlings Gold Glove Award Hall of Fame as part of the night's festivities. Freeman and Rizzo tied for the award at first base, and center fielder Ender Inciarte and right fielder Nick Markakis also were honored for the Braves. DJ LeMahieu of the Rockies won the Gold Glove at second base, and Nick Markakis of the Braves was the victor in right field.


Oakland, Colorado and Arizona each had two Gold Glove winners in the infield.

LeMahieu committed only four errors during the 2018 season, posting a.993 fielding percentage while recording 378 assists and turning 83 double plays.

The pitcher also joins Greg Maddux, Niekro, Bob Gibson and Mike Mussina in the Major League Baseball record books as the only pitchers with at least five Gold Gloves and All-Star selections. This marks the fourth time in the last five seasons for Keuchel to be named the top defensive pitcher in the American League.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]