Dewan: Another look at 2014 Fielding Bible/Gold Glove contenders

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on October 6, 2014:

Last week, we looked at the leading candidates for both the 2014 Fielding Bible Awards and the Gold Gloves Awards at first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and catcher. Today, we’ll do the same for pitchers and outfielders. As in the previous article, the numbers next to the player names in the tables are 2014 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) totals.

Left Fielders: Alex Gordon has won the last two Fielding Bible Awards in left field, and has 14 more Runs Saved than anyone else at the position in 2014. His 27 Runs Saved are the most ever by a left fielder. This makes him the heavy favorite to complete the hat trick. As is typical of the converted third baseman, Gordon really limited opposing baserunners. He had 9 Outield Arm Runs Saved for the season. That did fall short of Yoenis Cespedes, who saved 14 runs with his arm, but Gordon’s exceptional range set him apart. He saved 14 runs with his range while Cespedes actually cost his teams runs there.

With Gordon and Cespedes both in the American League, the NL Gold Glove could be an interesting race. A pair of rangy left fielders in Christian Yelich and Starling Marte lead the way there.

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Originally published: October 6, 2014. Last Updated: October 6, 2014.