For the 10th consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index™ was used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process which are added to the votes from the managers and coaches.
The 2022 Gold Glove winners were announced on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” on Tuesday, November 1.
Here are the winners of the 2022 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, announced Tuesday night:
|Position||AL winner||Team||Award||NL winner||Team||Award|
|P||Shane Bieber||CLE||1st||Max Fried||ATL||3rd|
|C||Jose Trevino||NYY||1st||J.T. Realmuto||PHI||2nd|
|1B||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||TOR||1st||Christian Walker||ARI||1st|
|2B||Andrés Giménez||CLE||1st||Brendan Rodgers||COL||1st|
|SS||Jeremy Peña||HOU||1st||Dansby Swanson||ATL||1st|
|3B||Ramón Urías||BAL||1st||Nolan Arenado||STL||10th|
|LF||Steven Kwan||CLE||1st||Ian Happ||CHC||1st|
|CF||Myles Straw||CLE||1st||Trent Grisham||SDP||2nd|
|RF||Kyle Tucker||HOU||1st||Mookie Betts||LAD||6th|
|Utility||DJ LeMahieu||NYY||4th||Brendan Donovan||STL||1st|
The SDI is compiled by the SABR Defensive Committee, which includes former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro; Sean Forman of Baseball-Reference.com; Mark Simon of Sports Info Solutions; Ben Jedlovec, MLB’s Senior Director, Baseball Data Platform Product; former SABR Director F.X. Flinn; author and defensive metrics expert Chris Dial; and author Michael Humphreys.
“The Society for American Baseball Research is honored to provide the analytical data and statistics each season that help identify the game’s best defensive athletes,” said Scott Bush, chief executive officer for SABR. “We’re proud to play a role in the naming of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners and offer our congratulations to all 20 recipients this year.”
Learn more about the SABR Defensive Index and view updated rankings at SABR.org/SDI.
Vote for Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners
The SDI’s ability to accurately compare players from different positions will help determine the updated Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by SABR. Fans continue to have a voice during this process, and can cast their vote for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners.
- Vote now: Click here to vote for the 2022 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners. Stay tuned to learn the winners on Friday, November 11.
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won their respective league’s Rawlings Platinum Glove Award last season.
Originally published: November 1, 2022. Last Updated: November 1, 2022.