While Brett Gardner has to wait until mid-November to find out if he won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, the Yankees outfielder took home some hardware on Monday afternoon.
Gardner won the Fielding Bible Award, which recognizes the best defensive player for each fielding position based on statistics, for the third time since the awards’ existence in 2006.
Brett Gardner reclaims the LF Fielding Bible Award after consecutive wins in 2010-11; he led all left fielders with 17 DRS pic.twitter.com/AmApEqUOF3
This season, Gardner did something not many fielders achieve in this day and age; he’s the only eligible player in Major League Baseball to play errorless defense. He is also tied for the second most outfield kills, which is when an outfielder nabs a player on the basepaths.
Now that the Fielding Bible Award winners were announced, will the Rawlings Gold Glove Award sync up and award the most deserving fielder based on statistics? Or will there be some surprises during the unveiling?
We’ll just have to wait and see.