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.
|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|
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)
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)