Earlier today, Rawlings announced three finalists for each position from the American and National Leagues. The winners will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 7 on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT. Additionally, the Rawlings Gold Glove TEAM Award will be announced on Friday, Nov. 6 on MLB Network at 6 p.m. CT.
Correa had another great year at shortstop in 2021. He led all Major League players in Defensive WAR (Wins Above Replacement) at 2.9. He also led AL shortstops in Defensive Runs Saved with 21, topping Andrelton Simmons (14) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (11). Amongst AL shortstops, he ranked third in fielding percentage (.981), third in assists (384), third in total chances (579) and third in zone rating (.794). Correa has a chance to become just the second shortstop in franchise history to win a Gold Glove. The first was Roger Metzger in 1973.
Greinke posted another remarkable season defensively in 2021. Among pitchers, Greinke led the AL in fielding percentage (1.000%) and double plays (6). In the AL, he also ranked second in putouts (17), fourth in total chances (37) and tied for sixth in assists (20). Greinke has been awarded the Gold Glove six times in his career, last winning it in 2019.
Gurriel, the 2021 AL batting champ also had another fine season at first base. He led AL first basemen in zone rating (.874) and assists (86). He also ranked tied for second in Defensive Runs Saved (5), third in total chances (1147), fourth in fielding percentage (.995) and fifth in double plays (95). Jeff Bagwell is the only Astros first baseman to win a Gold Glove (1994).
Maldonado recorded another stellar season defensively. He led the AL in catcher caught stealing with 18. He also ranked second in total chances (1101), second in double plays (9), second in CERA (3.81) and fifth in assists (44).
Tucker is a Gold Glove finalist for the second time in as many seasons. He finished the season leading AL right fielders in fielding percentage (.992) and zone rating (.948). He also ranked tied for first in Defensive Runs Saved by a right fielder with Aaron Judge at 11. Among AL right fielders, he ranked second in putouts (246), third in total chances (254) and sixth in assists (6). Michael Bourn is the last Astros outfielder to win a Gold Glove (2010).
As a team, the Astros had the best fielding percentage in the Majors with a .988 clip.