Beginning in 2013, the SABR Defensive Index™ has been 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 2023 Gold Glove winners were announced on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” on Sunday, November 5.
Here are the winners of the 2023 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, announced Sunday night:
|Position||AL winner||Team||Award||NL winner||Team||Award|
|P||José Berríos||TOR||1st||Zack Wheeler||PHI||1st|
|C||Jonah Heim||TEX||1st||Gabriel Moreno||ARI||1st|
|1B||Nathaniel Lowe||TEX||1st||Christian Walker||ARI||2nd|
|2B||Andrés Giménez||CLE||2nd||Nico Hoerner||CHC||1st|
|SS||Anthony Volpe||NYY||1st||Dansby Swanson||CHC||2nd|
|3B||Matt Chapman||TOR||4th||Ke’Bryan Hayes||PIT||1st|
|LF||Steven Kwan||CLE||2nd||Ian Happ||CHC||2nd|
|CF||Kevin Kiermaier||TOR||4th||Brenton Doyle||COL||1st|
|RF||Adolis García||TEX||1st||Fernando Tatis Jr.||SDP||1st|
|Utility||Mauricio Dubón||HOU||1st||Ha-Seong Kim||SDP||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 thrilled to see award voters and defensive metrics continue to further align about the identity of 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 2023 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners. Stay tuned to learn the winners on Friday, November 10.
New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won their respective league’s Rawlings Platinum Glove Award last season.
Originally published: November 5, 2023. Last Updated: November 5, 2023.