Atlanta Braves have 3 Gold Glove Finalist — Who Wins?
On Tuesday night the winners of the 2020 Gold Glove awards will be announced and the Atlanta Braves have three chances to win.
The Atlanta Braves had another great year defensively, and as a result, they have three players who could take home a Gold Glove award on Tuesday (Nov. 3) night.
Max Fried, Dansby Swanson, and Ronald Acuna Jr. .are all up for the award at their respective positions.
While Freddie Freeman certainly didn’t have the year defensively we expect from him, it’s still a shame he didn’t at least make the top three as he was still considered one of the best defensive third baseman in the game by some metrics.
But as long as he takes home the MVP this year the world will be right as rain.
Acuna was pretty good in center field this year, but I certainly didn’t think he was Gold Glove worthy. Hopefully he gets to stick in right field next year where I think he’ll win multiple Gold Glove awards.
It was great to see Dansby get back to his 2018 level of defense this past season and he definitely deserves to be a finalist for the Gold Glove award at shortstop. He led all NL shortstops with 10 DRS (defensive runs saved).
The Braves shortstop may very well win the award, but I feel like media bias will get it to Javier Baez.
I think the best chance the Braves have at winning a Gold Glove award in 2020 will be Fried — who led all NL pitchers in DRS. I don’t remember a ton of highlight plays defensively from Fried, but I do know he’s one of the best at getting to the bag to cover first and fielding bunts.
Hopefully all three Braves come away with some hardware on Tuesday night. It’s a shame Ozzie Albies was hurt for most of this season as I think he could won his first of many Gold Gloves.
I expect the Braves to have a lot more candidates next season.