The Gold Glove awards were recently given out yesterday, with two Astros winning their first Gold Glove, who were they and how’d they win?
Yuli Gurriel became the oldest player to win his first Gold Glove on Sunday at 37 years old. It’s no surprise that Gurriel won this award, Yuli is an amazing defender who had a great season defensively, not to mention offensively as well as he also won the A.L Batting Title this season.
Yuli is a highly underrated player in the league today, had he come to the MLB sooner, Yuli would no doubt be a Hall of Famer. At 37, Yuli is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
At long last, Correa is a Gold Glover. Correa came close to winning the Gold Glove last season, but this year he wasn’t in doubt to win it, as he lead all other shortstops in defensive categories. This season was undoubtedly his best so far, and it’s only fitting that he won the Gold Glove this year.
Rookie of the year, two-time all-star, World Series champion, and now a Gold Glover. Carlos has built up quite a portfolio heading into his first free agency.
Although the Astros had more players in contention for a Gold Glove than just Gurriel and Correa, (Kyle Tucker, Martin Maldanado, Zack Greinke) it’s fitting that these two were the ones to win it considering their amazing talent.
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