Galvis Denied Gold Glove

Freddy Galvis hoped to capture his first Gold Glove Award, but unfortunately, came away empty when Brandon Crawford of the Giants was named the National League Gold Glove shortstop. The award was the third straight for Crawford. Corey Seager of the Dodgers was also in the running for the honor among NL shortstops.

Galvis turned in one big player after another throughout the season and many thought that he may unseat Crawford as the NL’s top fielding shortstop.

On the season, Galvis turned in a .989 fielding percentage in 155 games at short for the Phillies. It was the highest fielding percentage of his career as a regular at the position. Crawford posted a fielding percentage of .982 in 138 games with the Giants, falling one point from his percentage of .983 last season when he played 155 games. Seager posted the highest fielding percentage of his young career, finishing the 2017 season with a .979 fielding percentage in 138 games as the Dodgers shortstop.

The Gold Glove Award isn’t given out based solely on fielding percentage. To qualify for the award, all infielders must have played in the field for at least 698 total innings through his team’s 138th game. That formula equates to playing in the field for approximately 7 1/2 innings per game in approximately 67-percent of his team’s games by his team’s 138th game. The formula guarantees that only full-time players are eligible for the award.

Freddy Galvis’ fielding statistics
Year Tm Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% lgFld%
2012 PHI 2B 55 45 416.0 244 92 151 1 31 .996 .984
2012 PHI SS 5 4 36.1 22 4 18 0 3 1.000 .970
2013 PHI 2B 23 19 167.1 98 40 56 2 13 .980 .984
2013 PHI 3B 16 14 133.1 41 7 33 1 2 .976 .958
2013 PHI SS 11 6 67.0 37 11 26 0 7 1.000 .975
2013 PHI LF 10 10 79.2 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 .984
2013 PHI OF 10 10 79.2 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 .986
2014 PHI SS 25 23 200.0 112 32 79 1 16 .991 .975
2014 PHI 3B 11 5 54.2 15 1 14 0 1 1.000 .962
2014 PHI 2B 7 4 40.1 18 9 9 0 2 1.000 .982
2015 PHI SS 146 144 1263.2 622 207 398 17 87 .973 .974
2015 PHI 2B 4 3 28.2 20 9 11 0 3 1.000 .986
2016 PHI SS 156 153 1350.0 625 210 407 8 93 .987 .975
2017 PHI SS 155 155 1359.1 637 226 404 7 94 .989 .973
2017 PHI OF 2 1 10.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 .984
2017 PHI CF 1 1 9.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 .988
2017 PHI LF 1 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0
6 Se 6 Se SS 498 485 4276.1 2055 690 1332 33 300 .984 .974
4 Se 4 Se 2B 89 71 652.1 380 150 227 3 49 .992 .984
2 Se 2 Se 3B 27 19 188.0 56 8 47 1 3 .982 .959
2 Se 2 Se OF 12 11 90.1 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 .986
2 Se 2 Se LF 11 10 81.1 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 .984
1 Se 1 Se CF 1 1 9.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 .988
6 Se 6 Se TOT 626 586 5207.0 2516 873 1606 37 352 .985 .975
Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% lgFld%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/9/2017.
The 2017 Gold Glove Award winners were:

National League
C: Tucker Barnhart, Reds (1st Gold Glove)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs (3rd Gold Glove)
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (2nd Gold Glove)
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies (5th Gold Glove)
SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants (3rd Gold Glove)
LF: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins (1st Gold Glove)
CF: Ender Inciarte, Braves (2nd Gold Glove)
RF: Jason Heyward, Cubs (5th Gold Glove)
P: Zack Greinke, D-backs (4th Gold Glove)

American League
C: Martin Maldonado, Angels (1st Gold Glove)
1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals (4th Gold Glove)
2B: Brian Dozier, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
3B: Evan Longoria, Rays (3rd Gold Glove)
SS: Andrelton Simmons, Angels (3rd Gold Glove)
LF: Alex Gordon, Royals (5th Gold Glove)
CF: Byron Buxton, Twins (1st Gold Glove)
RF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox (2nd Gold Glove)
P: Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays (1st Gold Glove)

Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence.

Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League.

From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003.

Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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