2020 Gold Glove winners: Javier Baez, Luis Robert give announcement Chicago taste

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2020 Gold Glove winners: Javier Baez, Luis Robert give announcement Chicago flavor

At least one election result was announced Tuesday night: the verdict of 2020 MLB Gold Glove awards.

Announcements were made for every position, giving honors to some players for the first time while further padding the trophy cabinet of other top fielders.

Chicago fans of all stripes were happy to see the outcome, which included awards for Cubs stars Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo, as well as White Sox rookie Luis Robert.

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Rays players were lauded for their defense throughout their run to the World Series, but none of them received a Gold Glove. The Rangers, Mariners and Indians each had two honorees.

The SABR Defensive Index, a statistical measure of the number of defensive runs saved, determined this year’s Gold Glove winners. Usually, managers also get to vote, but that portion of the proceedings was scrapped “due to the compressed 2020 season.”

Below is a full list of 2020 MLB Gold Glove winners, separated by league and position:

American League Gold Glove winners

Pos. Name Team
C Roberto Perez Indians
1B Evan White Mariners
2B Cesar Hernandez Indians
SS J.P. Crawford Mariners
3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa Rangers
RF Joey Gallo Rangers
CF Luis Robert White Sox
LF Alex Gordon Royals
P Griffin Canning Angels

National League Gold Glove winners

Pos. Name Team
C Tucker Barnhart Reds
1B Anthony Rizzo Cubs
2B Kolten Wong Cardinals
SS Javier Baez Cubs
3B Nolan Arenado Rockies
RF Mookie Betts Dodgers
CF Trent Grisham Padres
LF Tyler O’Neill Cardinals
P Max Fried Braves