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Bellinger Wins Rawlings National League Gold Glove

Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger has been named 2019 Rawlings National League Gold Glove award winner for right field.
November 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger has been named 2019 Rawlings National League Gold Glove award winner for right field. He is the first Dodger to win a Rawlings Gold Glove since Zack Greinke (P) in 2015 and first Dodger outfielder to win the award since Andre

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger has been named 2019 Rawlings National League Gold Glove award winner for right field.

He is the first Dodger to win a Rawlings Gold Glove since Zack Greinke (P) in 2015 and first Dodger outfielder to win the award since Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp both won in 2011. He joins Ethier (2011), Kemp (2011), Steve Finley (2004), Raul Mondesi (1995, 1997), Dusty Baker (1981), Willie Davis (1971-1973) and Wally Moon (1960) as Dodgers’ outfielders to receive the award.

In his third season with the Dodgers, Bellinger, 24, led the National League with a .990 fielding percentage among right fielders, making two errors in 210 chances. He was among the National League right field leaders in innings played (911.1, 7th), assists (10, 2nd), Ultimate Zone Rating (9.5, 2nd), range runs or RngR (5.6, 2nd), Ultimate Zone Rating per 150 games (15.3, 1st) and Defensive Runs Saved (19, 1st).

In totality, the Arizona native appeared in 136 games in the outfield, making three errors in 253 total chances. He was among the National League outfield leaders in assists (10, T-4th), fielding percentage (.988, 11th), RngR (6.2, 5th), UZR (10.3, 2nd), UZR/150 (13.7, 2nd) and innings played (1082.0, 16th). He finished tied for second in the Majors with San Diego’s Hunter Renfroe in defensive runs saved by an outfielder (22), finishing behind Washington’s Victor Robles (24).

To determine winners of the Gold Glove award, each manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their league and cannot vote for players on their own team. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its collaboration with the society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The SABR Defensive Index comprises approximately 25 percent of the overall selection total, with the managers and coaches; vote to carry the majority.