Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is one of three finalists for a National League Gold Glove Award at his position. (Getty Images)
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner
is one of three finalists for a National League Gold Glove Award at his position. Anthony Rendon
of the Washington Nationals and Nolan Arenado
of the Colorado Rockies are the others.
Arenado has won the award the last three years.
In his first year playing third base exclusively (the former utilityman logged one inning at first base), Turner compiled a .972 fielding percentage (nine errors in 144 games). Arenado (20), Rendon (8) and Turner (7) were the top three NL third basemen in defensive runs saved. Turner led the field in Ultimate Zone Rating, another advanced metric.
The Gold Glove Awards are voted on by managers and coaches in both leagues. Their selections account for approximately three-quarters of the vote. A statistical component, called the SDI (SABR Defensive Index), accounts for about one-quarter of the rankings. Arenado (8.8) was slightly ahead of Turner (8.4) in the most recent SDI rankings among National League third basemen.
The winners will be announced Nov. 8 on ESPN.
Third baseman Justin Turner co-leads the Dodgers with 27 home runs this season. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
SAN FRANCISCO — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner
is one of three finalists for the Marvin Miller Man Of The Year Award, given by the MLB Players’ Association to the player “who inspires others through his on-field performances and contributions to his community.”
New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo are the other finalists.
Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley has been selected as this year’s winner of the annual Roy Campanella Award.
Utley, 37, began the day batting .253 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 74 runs scored in 130 games this season.
The award is given annually to the Dodgers player “who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership” of the late Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella. The award is voted on by the Dodgers’ uniformed personnel, players, and coaches. The award has been given out every year since 2006.
Utley will be presented with the award prior to Saturday’s game.
Adrián González is named the Dodgers’ 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
The annual award recognizes one player from each MLB Club who “best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.” González has been the Dodgers’ nominee three of the last four seasons (2013, 2015 and 2016).
Here’s more from an MLB press release:
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is currently on the disabled list, but he’s still atop the midseason list of National League Cy Young Award favorites provided by online oddsmaker Bovada. Kershaw, 27, has won the award three times in his career.
Here’s a complete list of Bovada’s midseason award favorites: