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Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced…

Oct 30, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

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Major League Baseball is revealing the 2012 Gold Glove Award recipients tonight during an hour-long program on ESPN2. We’ll list this year’s winners below as they are announced. Let the outrage commence!

CATCHER
American League: Matt Wieters
National League: Yadier Molina

LEFT FIELD
American League: Alex Gordon
National League: Carlos Gonzalez

CENTER FIELD
American League: Adam Jones
National League: Andrew McCutchen

RIGHT FIELD
American League: Josh Reddick
National League: Jason Heyward

FIRST BASE
American League: Mark Teixeira
National League: Adam LaRoche

SECOND BASE
American League: Robinson Cano
National League: Darwin Barney

SHORTSTOP
American League: J.J. Hardy
National League: Jimmy Rollins

THIRD BASE
American League: Adrian Beltre
National League: Chase Headley

PITCHER
American League: Jake Peavy, Jeremy Hellickson
National League: Mark Buehrle

  1. crankyfrankie - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Happy for Jimmy Rollins. Best shortstop in Phillies history. Not that it ranks up there with best centerfielder in Giants,Dodgers or Yankees history . But what did the statistics say for NL shortstops?

    • jonrox - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:54 AM

      Of the finalists, he was third best (Cozart and Desmond better, Reyes worse). Clint Barmes and Brandon Crawford also were more valuable defensively.

  2. jagsfan11 - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    Go Rays!

  3. ebrownwareagle - Oct 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    @johnnyb1976
    Oct 31, 2012, 12:59 AM EDT

    Well Said. Phillips is the best 2nd Baseman in Baseball next to Cano.

    @crackersnaps

    Adam Jones is a stud in CF. Well deserved GG. But to suggest that the Triple Crown is a fluke or meaningless, is Beyond Asinine!! If it was such an easy thing to do explain Y not since 1967… And technically it wasn’t done then because even Yaz was tied in a category. Cabrera led in all 3 ALONE. He hit his team to the World Series! They got swept but LA didn’t sniff the post-season!

    • crackersnap - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      wareagle,

      Here is your GG ‘stud at work”: http://i.imgur.com/hQLI1.gif

      And here he is again: http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/687810/JonesError.gif.opt_medium.gif

      And again:http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1258973/adamgum_medium.gif

      As for Cabrera, no he did NOT hit his team into the World Series. He hit his team into first place in the weakest division in MLB while the White Sox tanked. And that is when MVP consideration stops. Once in the playoffs, Cabrera finished with merely the 26th best batting average, the 16th best On Base Percentage, and the 18th best Slugging Percentage. He did drive in 8 runs during the playoffs, but only 1 of those was against the A’s and 4 of those came against a Yankees teams that folded altogether.

      As for the Triple Crown, if you do some looking around you will find that more and more, over the recent years, the winning vote has gone to the player with the highest WAR. The voters are trending in my direction. The Triple Crown includes RBI’s, which are a mere counting stat that has as much, if not more, to do with things that the batter has zero control over – such as who gets on base in front of him, and when. What do think, for example, Cabrera would have recorded for RBI’s in 2012 had he hit in the leadoff slot for the LA Angels? Do you still think he would have led the AL??

      • grumpyoleman - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

        Since the batter has zero control over RBI’s then Ryan Raburn would have almost the exact number of RBI’s as Cabrera, don’t think so!!!

        Trout also doesn’t score that many runs without the guys hitting behind him. He gets left on base and doesn’t score without help. Cabrera knocks in the runs that win the games. Plan ole stupid to discount RBI’s.

        Also, Cabrera still managed to lead the league in RBI’s with idiots like Raburn and other .200 hitters batting 2nd a lot this year.

      • crackersnap - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:24 PM

        grumpy

        I didn’t say that batters have zero control over RBI. I said that there are aspects of RBI over which the batter has zero control. Big difference.

        Yes, the same thing is true of scoring runs. There are aspects of scoring runs over which a batter/base runner has zero control. But that control is not zero.

        The gray area is where one tries to understand how much of the effort of RBI is done by the individual batter versus everybody else batting ahead of him, and how much of the run scoring is done by the individual batter/base runner versus everybody else batting behind him. And, of course, how do those two things compare?

        Here is something your eyes have failed to witness: Mike Trout scoring from first base on a single. Or Mike Trout scoring from second base ON AN INFIELD SINGLE. Or Mike Trout leading the majors in stolen bases with 49, greatly easing the demand on batters behind him to bring him in to score. All of those things are true. Trout’s performance throughout the season carried a very large amount of the payload necessary to deliver him eventually across the plate. His own slugging. His own base running. Conversely, a very large amount of the payload for Cabrera’s RBI’s (or anyone’s for that matter) are delivered by many other batters doing the work of getting on base, advancing runners already on base, advancing themselves on base, and crossing the plate safely after a timely Cabrera at-bat.

        How are those large percentages identified and compared? With pencils and paper. It’s far beyond anybody’s eyeballs.

  4. yahmule - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Kind of funny that Baltimore was where Trout leaped halfway over the wall to rob JJ Hardy of a home run. One of four homers he pulled back this year. I imagine many of the people who were in the park that day are surprised by this choice.

  5. spavs412 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Ya cutch!!!

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