2015 Gold Glove Winners Announced

National League Gold Glove Winners

First base: Paul Goldschmidt

Goldschmidt is really the full package for the Diamondbacks. Along with being named one of the three finalists for NL MVP, he also brought home a gold glove and had an SDI of 9.8, ranking second among NL first basemen. This is his second career Gold Glove.

Second base: Dee Gordon

In his first season in Miami playing for the Marlins, Gordon had a great year at second base. Along with stealing 58 bases and hitting .333, Gordon had a great glove in the field as he had an SDI of 4.5, which was third among NL second basemen. This is his first career Gold Glove.

Third base: Nolan Arenado

Arenado makes some incredible plays down at the hot corner for the Rockies, and this award was definitely deserved after a fantastic year that even included colliding with tarps. The plays that Arenado made this season were truly incredible and he backed those up with an SDI of 11.9, good for first among NL third basemen. This is his third straight Gold Glove.

Shortstop: Brandon Crawford

After being one of the best defenders in baseball without a Gold Glove, the Giants shortstop finally has one after beating out Andrelton Simmons. Crawford had the best SDI among all NL shortstops at 15.4.

Left Field: Starling Marte

Marte has to be considered one of the best left fielders in baseball, and sometimes it feels like he is a center fielder playing in left. He may get overshadowed a bit by Andrew McCutchen, but this season Marte had a great season posting an incredible fielding percentage of .995 and an SDI of 7.4, which was second among NL left fielders. This is his first career Gold Glove.

Center Field: A.J. Pollock

Pollock had a breakout year in the desert in 2015 and it ended with a Gold Glove. He controls the spacious outfield in Arizona at Chase Field, and in his first season as an everyday center fielder, Pollock posted an SDI of 5.9, good for third among NL center fielders. This is his first career Gold Glove.

Right Field: Jason Heyward

Heyward had a great first season in St. Louis after being traded from the Braves last offseason and he thrived as a Cardinal. He won the award as a right fielder, but also filled in in center and had an SDI of 13.4 overall, good for first among all NL right fielders. This is his second straight and third overall Gold Glove.

Catcher: Yadier Molina

For Molina, this is his eighth straight Gold Glove as continues to be one of the best catchers in baseball. Molina posted a fielding percentage of .994, which is his lowest percentage in a season since 2008. His SDI checked in at 7.3, third in the NL among catchers.

Pitcher: Zack Greinke

When it comes to pitchers who can use their glove, Greinke’s name usually is at the top of the list. Greinke was dominant on the mound along with an SDI of 6.0 which was first among NL pitchers. This is his second consecutive Gold Glove.

Leave a Reply