I know it’s something of an annual tradition, beefing about the Rawlings Gold Glove award finalists. Every fan base thinks three or four of their guys should at least be finalists.
I know I’m just playing into it. I know that it’s cool that Anthony Rizzo is a deserved finalist at first base in the NL once again, and I know that it’s cool Jason Heyward is right back up there as a finalist in right field after doing his part frequently in center field, too.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 24, 2019
But this is just a freaking joke:
Even setting aside how great he always looks out there, Javy in the NL at SS was:
2nd in Def Runs
2nd in UZR
3rd in DRS
4th in UZR/150 (miles ahead of Ahmed)
In no universe should he have been excluded from the top three. Joke. Ridiculous.
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) October 24, 2019
Heck, Baez’s value by FanGraphs’ total defensive metric was the third highest in ALL OF BASEBALL among ALL non-catchers. And he’s not a *finalist* in the *NL*?