Carlos Gonzales has beat out Ryan Braun and Martin Prado for his second Gold Glove. Gonzalez won his other GG in 2010. The award, which is voted on by NL managers and coaches, in theory is designed to focus only on fielding accomplishments. CarGo’s 2012 fielding percentage of .982 isn’t as impressive as his almost perfect 2011 where he posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in center and right fields with a .990 in left, but because of the rule change that breaks the award into position, as opposed to complete outfield stats, he was ineligible for the award.
He tweeted his feelings about winning the award after it was announced by saying,
I feel honored and blessed with this award. Having a great defense in the outfield [is] very important for me. I work hard to be a help for my team.
Here is a list of the other Gold Glove winners:
|POS||AL winner||NL winner|
|C||Matt Wieters, BAL||Yadier Molina, STL|
|1B||Mark Teixeira, NYY||Adam LaRoche, WAS|
|2B||Robinson Cano, NYY||Darwin Barney, CHC|
|SS||J.J. Hardy, BAL||Jimmy Rollins, PHI|
|3B||Adrian Beltre, TEX||Chase Headley, SD|
|LF||Alex Gordon, KC||Carlos Gonzalez, COL|
|CF||Adam Jones, BAL||Andrew McCutchen, PIT|
|RF||Josh Reddick, OAK||Jason Heyward, ATL|
|P||Jeremy Hellickson, TB & Jake Peavy, CWS||Mark Buehrle, MIA|