Trevino, LeMahieu earn Gold Glove Awards

November 1st, 2022

 and shined as two of the Yankees’ most reliable defenders this past season, performances that have earned the Bronx duo some well-deserved hardware.

Trevino and LeMahieu were selected as Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners, as announced Tuesday on ESPN before Game 3 of the World Series. It is the first career Gold Glove for Trevino and the fourth for LeMahieu.

It is the first time the Yankees have multiple Gold Glove winners since 2012, when first baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Robinson Canó were both honored.

There is plenty of fresh talent across the landscape, with Trevino part of a group that includes 14 first-time Gold Glove winners -- the most in a single year, surpassing the previous records of 11, set in 1958 and 2020.

Trevino, 29, made his first All-Star team with the Yankees this past year, setting career highs in games played (115), runs scored (39), hits (83), home runs (11) and RBIs (43). Trevino’s 3.09 catcher’s ERA was the third lowest in the Majors, and he paced all backstops in framing runs saved.

Trevino’s 21 defensive runs saved were also the most in the Majors among catchers. He is the third Yankee to win a Gold Glove as a catcher, joining Elston Howard (1963-64) and Thurman Munson (1973-75).

LeMahieu, 34, won his Gold Glove at the newly established utility spot. For the utility position, Rawlings collaborated with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to create a specialized defensive formula separate from the traditional selection process.

LeMahieu appeared at first base (35 games), second base (41 games) and third base (47 games) in 2022. It is LeMahieu’s first Gold Glove in the American League, having previously won at second base with the Rockies in 2014, 2017 and 2018. LeMahieu leads all active second basemen (min. 500 games) with a .991 career fielding percentage.

Other Yankees listed as Gold Glove finalists were pitcher Jameson Taillon, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and left fielder Andrew Benintendi.