Frazier is one of three finalists for the American League right field Gold Glove, joining Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers and Anthony Santander of the Baltimore Orioles. This is Frazier’s first Gold Glove finalist nomination of his career.
Considering that a lot of people had doubts about Frazier’s defense, 2020 served as a bit of a “breakout” year for the 26-year-old. He showed tremendous improvement defensively to coincide with his already impressive offensive abilities.
Frazier played 34 games in the field this season and posted a .984 overall fielding percentage. While playing right field (the position he received the nomination for), Frazier made just one total error over 53 changes (spanning over 216 innings).
Based on their defensive play in 2020, both Urshela and Frazier are well-deserving of the nomination. We’ll have to wait and see if they bring home an official Gold Glove Award this season.
Rawlings will unveil their Gold Glove Award winners on Nov. 3, 2020 as part of a “Baseball Tonight” broadcast. The show will be aired at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcasted live on ESPN.
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