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Rawlings Announces Gold Glove Finalists

Rawlings revealed the three finalists for each position nominated for the 2013 Gold Gloves. Among those players being named as a finalist this year, 13 were 2012 Gold Glove winners.

Here’s the final three for each position along with a few numbers.

American League

Pitcher – Mark Buehrle* (TOR), R.A. Dickey (TOR), Doug Fister (DET)
DRS: Dickey 7, Buehle 4, Fister 1

Catcher – Joe Mauer (MIN), Salvador Perez (KC), Matt Wieters* (BAL)
DRS: Perez 11, Mauer 5, Wieters -13.
Def: Perez 16.1, Wieters 15.4 Mauer 10.1.

First Base – Chris Davis (BAL), Eric Hosmer (KC), James Loney (TB)
DRS: Loney 4, Hosmer 3, Davis -7
UZR: Loney 6.1, Hosmer 2.5, Davis -1.2
UZR/150: Loney 7.2, Hosmer 2.2, Davis -1.4

Second Base – Robinson Cano (NYY), Dustin Pedroia (BOS), Ben Zobrist (TB)
DRS: Pedroia 15, Zobrist 7, Cano 6
UZR: Pedroia 10.9, Zobrist 10.0, Cano 0.8
UZR/150: Zobrist 14.7, Pedroia 11.7, Cano 1.3

Third Base – Adrian Beltre (TEX), Evan Longoria (TB), Manny Machado (BAL)
DRS: Machado 35, Longoria 12, Beltre -5
UZR: Machado 31.2, Longoria 14.6, Beltre -1.2
UZR/150: Machado 31.8, Longoria 16.2, Beltre -1.4

Shortstop – Alcides Escobar (KC), Yunel Escobar (TB), J.J. Hardy (BAL)
DRS: Hardy 8, both Escobars 4
UZR: A. Escobar 10.9, Y. Escobar 10.7, Hardy 6.0
UZR/150: Y. Escobar 12.2, A. Escobar 12.1, Hardy 6.1

Left Field – Yoenis Cespedes (OAK), Andy Dirks (DET), Alex Gordon (KC)
DRS: Gordon 16, Dirks 6, Cespedes 4
UZR: Dirks 9.4, Gordon 8.6, Cespedes 8.0
UZR/150: Cespedes 13.6, Dirks 13.1, Gordon 7.3

Center Field – Lorenzo Cain (KC), Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS), Adam Jones (BAL)
DRS: Cain 17, Ellsbury 13, Jones -2
UZR: Cain 12.8, Ellsbury 10.0, Jones -6.8
UZR/150: Cain 23.9, Ellsbury 12.9, Jones -7.9

Right Field – Nick Markakis (BAL), Josh Reddick (OAK), Shane Victorino (BOS)
DRS: Victorino 24, Reddick 13, Markakis -7
UZR: Victorino 25.0, Reddick 16.4, Markakis -6.6
UZR/150: Victorino 35.3, Reddick 22.3, Markakis -5.8

Notes: The entire Rays infield made the final three. Baltimore has 6 finalists, leading all teams in MLB. * – Buehrle won his award in the NL.

National League

Pitcher – Patrick Corbin (ARI), Zack Greinke (LAD), Adam Wainwright (STL)
DRS: Corbin 8, Greinke 7, Wainwright 4

Catcher – A.J. Ellis (LAD), Russell Martin (PIT), Yadier Molina (STL)
DRS: Martin 16, Molina 12, Ellis 0
Def: Martin 22.5, Molina 17.5, Ellis 10.1

First Base – Paul Goldschmidt (ARI), Adrian Gonzalez (LAD), Anthony Rizzo (CHC)
DRS: Rizzo 16, Goldschmidt 13, Gonzalez 11
UZR: Rizzo 8.3, Gonzalez 5.7, Goldschmidt 5.4
UZR/150: Rizzo 92, Gonzalez 6.5, Goldschmidt 4.4

Second Base – Darwin Barney (CHC), Mark Ellis (LAD), Brandon Phillips (CIN)
DRS: Ellis 12, Barney 11, Phillips 1
UZR: Barney 12.5, Phillips 8.6, Ellis 5.4
UZR/150: Barney 15.5, Phillips 8.5, Ellis 7.8

Third Base – Nolan Arenado (COL), Juan Uribe (LAD), David Wright (NYM)
DRS: Arenado 30, Uribe 15, Wright 5
UZR: Uribe 24.0, Arenado 20.7, Wright 3.7
UZR/150: Uribe 35.3, Arenado 22.5, Wright 4.9

Shortstop – Ian Desmond (WAS), Andrelton Simmons (ATL), Troy Tulowitzki (COL)
DRS: Simmons 41, Tulowitzki 6, Desmond -3
UZR: Simmons 24.6, Tulowitzki 6.6, Desmond 4.4
UZR/150: Simmons 23.9, Tulowitzki 7.6, Desmond 4.4

Left Field – Carlos Gonzalez (COL), Starling Marte (PIT), Eric Young, Jr. (NYM)
DRS: Marte 20, Gonzalez 10, Young 2
UZR: Marte 10.2, Gonzalez 7.1, Young 3.9
UZR/150: Marte 20.1, Gonzalez 9.5, Young 6.2

Center Field – Carlos Gomez (MIL), Andrew McCutchen (PIT), Denard Span (WAS)
DRS: Gomez 38, McCutchen 7, Span 3
UZR: Gomez 24.4, Span 10.2, McCutchen 6.9
UZR/150: Gomez 27.2, Span 9.9, McCutchen 8.4

Right Field – Jay Bruce (CIN), Jason Heyward (ATL), Gerardo Parra (ARI)
DRS: Parra 36, Bruce 18, Heyward 15
UZR: Parra 26.6, Heyward 11.6, Bruce 10.2
UZR/150: Parra 32.3, Heyward 21.0, Bruce 10.1
All defensive stats for this post taken from Fangraphs.
Italics represents 2012 winners

Announcements of the winners will be televised on Tuesday, October 29 at 8:PM EST on ESPN2.

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