The award is the fifth in his eight-year career. He was one of three American League finalists at his position for the award.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford won his third Gold Glove award on Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced. The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners will be unveiled during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles on Friday, November 10 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Braves centerfielder Ender Inciarte and Red Sox right fielder both won their second-consecutive Gold Glove. Hosmer's four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are tied with Perez for third-most all-time among Kansas City players. In 124 games played in the outfield this season, Heyward posted a fielding percentage of.992 while committing just 2 errors, turning 5 double plays and finishing with 6 outfield assists. Heyward leads all outfielders in defensive runs saved with 138 since 2010.
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· He is the second player in Major League history (also Ichiro Suzuki) and the first player in National League history to win a Gold Glove in each of their first five seasons in the Major Leagues.
Winners are determined using a combination of advanced metrics (25 percent) and coach and manager voting (75 percent).