2012 Gold Glove Award Winners – McCutchen, Headley, Reddick Among First-Time Selections
Josh Reddick was among nine first time Gold Glove winners
The 2012 Gold Glove winners from the National League and American League were announced on ESPN. Here is this year’s list, complete with a breakdown of each player.
|Pos.||National League||American League|
|C||Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals||Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles|
|1B||Adam Laroche, Washington Nationals||Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees|
|2B||Darwin Barney, Chicago Cubs||Robinson Cano, New York Yankees|
|SS||Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies||J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles|
|3B||Chase Headley, San Diego Padres||Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers|
|LF||Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies||Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals|
|CF||Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates||Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles|
|RF||Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves||Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics|
|P||Mark Buehrle, Miami Marlins||Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox|
|Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays|
St. Louis Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award, posting the second-best fielding percentage in the NL (.997).
Baltimore’s Matt Wieters won his second straight Gold Glove Award. He posted a .991 fielding percentage this season, and the first Orioles position player to win consecutive Gold gloves since Rafael Palmeiro in 1997-98
The Washington Nationals had a great season and Adam LaRoche was a big reason why. LaRoche collected his first Gold Glove Award at first base with a .995 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took home his fifth Gold Glove committing just one error in 1032 innings.
Darwin Barney committed just two errors in 1270 innings this year at second base for the Chicago Cubs.
Robinson Cano won his second Gold Glove Award in three years. He posted a .993 fielding percentage.
Jimmy Rollins was tops among all qualifying shortstops with a .97 a feeling percentage and won his fourth Gold glove.
Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy was among three Orioles to win a 2012 Gold Glove and had a had a .992 fielding percentage this season.
Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres already an offense is a threat for San Diego proved his worth on the field and won his first career Gold Glove Award with a smooth .976 fielding percentage.
Adrian Beltre let all qualifying third baseman with .974 fielding percentage to win his eighth Gold Glove Award.
Colorado Rockies leftfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a .982 fielding percentage this season and seven assists to win the Gold Glove in the National League.
Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award in left field with a .994 fielding percentage and 17 assists.
Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had just one error in 1,364 innings gets the award for National League centerfielders.
Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles had a .982 fielding percentage and seven assists and may have been the surprise of this year’s awards. Rookie sensation Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels received strong consideration with a .986 fielding percentage and four assists.
Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves posted a .986 fielding percentage,while notching 11 assists to win in right field for the National League.
Josh Reddick came into his own offensively this year for Oakland and posted a .983 fielding percentage with 14 assists to win his first Gold Glove Award.
Mark Buehrle of the Miami Marlins played errorless baseball for 202 innings this season and one among National League pitchers. Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox and Jeremy Hellickson tied for the award in the American League.