2022 Gold Gloves awarded to MLB’s top defensemen of the season

While the World Series is in full swing, MLB announced Tuesday the winners of the Gold Gloves (the « Golden Gloves ») for the 2022 season. Each year, this distinction rewards the best defenders. Nolan Arenado, the third baseman of the St Louis Cardinals, received his 10th trophy … in ten years of career. He is only the second player in history (after Ichiro Suzuki, the star of Seattle in the 2000s) to have achieved such a performance.

The 2022 Gold Gloves were also scored by 14 first-time award-winning players, including nine for the American League alone. Finally a trophy for the utilities playersthese players who can occupy several positions in defense, was also born this year.

The 2022 winners

American League :
catcher : Jose Trevino (NY Yankees)*
1st base : Vlad Guerrero (Toronto)*
2nd base : Andres Gimenez (Cleveland)*
Short stop : Ramon Urias (Baltimore)*
3rd base : Jeremy Pena (Houston)*
Left field : Steven Kwan (Cleveland)*
center field : Myles Straw (Cleveland)*
Right field : Kyle Tucker (Houston)*
Launcher : Shane Bieber (Cleveland)*
“Utility player” : DJ LeMahieu (NY Yankees)

National League :
catcher : JT Realmuto (Philadelphia)
1st base : Christian Walker (Arizona)*
2nd base : Brendan Rodgers (Colorado)*
Short stop : Dansby Swanson (Atlanta)*
3rd base : Nolan Arenado (St Louis)
Left field : Ian Happ (Chicago Cubs)*
center field : Trent Grisham (San Diego)
Right field : Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers)
Launcher : Max Fried (Atlanta)
“Utility player” : Brendan Donovan (St Louis)*

Players marked with an asterisk received their first Gold Glove this season.

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