Expert Predictions for Gold Glove Award Winners

Ahead of Tuesday night’s Rawlings Gold Glove Awards ceremony, four of Fox Sports writers predict each position’s winner of the honor.

Jacob Baumgart (@baumgart_jacob)

Byron Dixon (BKD_TV)

Brian Waters (@BrianHWaters)

Nicolas Wilcox (@nick_wilcox25)

 

American League

Position Baumgart  

Dixon

 

 

Waters

 

 

Wilcox

 

Pitcher Justin Verlander Justin Verlander Dallas Keuchel Justin Verlander
Catcher Salvador Perez Salvador Perez Salvador Perez James McCann
First Base Chris Davis Chris Davis Chris Davis Chris Davis
Second Base Ian Kinsler Ian Kinsler Dustin Pedroia Robinson Cano
Third Base Manny Machado Manny Machado Manny Machado Manny Machado
Shortstop Francisco Lindor Francisco Lindor Francisco Lindor Francisco Lindor
Left Field Colby Rasmus Alex Gordon Alex Gordon Brett Gardner
Center field Kevin Kiermaier Kevin Pillar Jackie Bradley Jr. Jackie Bradley Jr.
Right Field Adam Eaton Mookie Betts George Springer George Springer
Platinum Glove Manny Machado Manny Machado Chris Davis Manny Machado

 

Highlights

All of the writers picked shortstop Francisco Lindor to win his first Gold Glove. 2016 was Lindor’s first full season in the major league.

Each journalist also anticipated Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis winning his first Gold Glove Award.

Every author predicted Davis’ teammate, Manny Machado, will receive his third Gold Glove. Three also forecasted a second career Platinum Glove Award for Machado. The third baseman would tie Texas Ranger Adrian Beltre for the most Platinum Gloves in the American League if he wins 2016’s honor.

 

National League

Position  

Baumgart

 

Dixon Waters Wilcox
Pitcher Zack Greinke Jake Arrieta Zack Greinke Jake Arrieta
Catcher Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Jonathan Lucroy
First Base Paul Goldschmidt Anthony Rizzo Anthony Rizzo Paul Goldschmidt
Second Base

 

DJ LeMahieu DJ LeMahieu DJ LeMahieu Jean Segura
Third Base Nolan Arenado Nolan Arenado Nolan Arenado Nolan Arenado
Shortstop Brandon Crawford Addison Russell Addison Russell Brandon Crawford
Left Field Christian Yelich Christian Yelich Christian Yelich Starling Marte
Center field Billy Hamilton Billy Hamilton Billy Hamilton Billy Hamilton
Right Field Carlos Gonzalez Carlos Gonzalez Jason Heyward Carlos Gonzalez
Platinum Glove DJ LeMahieu Nolan Arenado Nolan Arenado Starling Marte

 

Highlights

Wilcox predicted catcher Jonathan Lucroy will win the Gold Glove over St. Louis Cardinal Yadier Molina, ending Molina’s streak of nine consecutive years winning the award.

Every journalist projected third baseman Nolan Arenado and center fielder Billy Hamilton’s victory of their positions’ honor.

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