ESPN Reveals 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners on Nov. 4

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ESPN Reveals 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners on Nov. 4

60-Minute Special Hosted by Karl Ravech with Analyst Eduardo Pérez

Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves Tie for Most Finalists Each with Five Players

ESPN will reveal this season’s best defensive players in Major League Baseball on the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App. The 60-minute special from ESPN’s Baseball Tonight studio will be led by veteran host Karl Ravech and ESPN MLB analyst Eduardo Pérez.

The show will reveal all 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners – presented annually to the top defensive players from both the American League and National League at all nine positions. It will also include a special edition of Baseball Tonight’s Web Gems, highlighting the best defensive plays of the season.

This year’s field includes 10 American League teams and 11 National League teams. The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves tied for the most finalists this year with five players represented from each team.

All 18 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners will be eligible for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, which is given to the best defensive player in each league. After the conclusion of the show, fans will be able to vote for the Platinum Glove Award winners at Rawlings.com. Voting will end on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 p.m.

2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists

Position American League National League
Pitchers Cory Kluber, Cleveland Indians Julio Teherán, Atlanta Braves
  Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
  Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres
Catchers Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
  Martín Maldonado, Houston Astros Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
  Salvador Pérez, Kansas City Royals Manny Piña, Milwaukee Brewers
First Basemen Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
  Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
  Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
Second Basemen Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
  Ian Kinsler, Boston Red Sox Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals
  Rougned Odor, Texas Rangers Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs
Third Basemen Alex Bregman, Houston Astros Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
  José Ramírez, Cleveland Indians Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
  Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics Travis Shaw, Milwaukee Brewers
Shortstops Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics Freddy Galvis, San Diego Padres
  Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles Angels Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants
  Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks
Left Fielders Brett Gardner, New York Yankees Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
  Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals Corey Dickerson, Pittsburgh Pirates
  Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox Adam Duvall, Atlanta Braves
Center Fielders Adam Engel, Chicago White Sox Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds
  Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee Brewers
  Jackie Bradley, Jr., Boston Red Sox Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves
Right Fielders Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels Jon Jay, Arizona Diamondbacks
  Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs
  Aaron Judge, New York Yankees Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves

 

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