Starling Marte Named NL Gold Glove Finalist

By Jason Shetler

p/c: Mark Alberti - Icon Sportswire

p/c: Mark Alberti – Icon Sportswire

On Thursday, Rawlings announced their 2016 Gold Glove finalists, and for the fourth year in a row, Starling Marte is a finalist for National League left fielders. The other two finalists are Adam Duvall of the Cincinnati Reds and Christian Yelich of the Miami Marlins. 

Marte captured the NL Gold Glove award for left fielders last year. The 2016 All-Star had another superb season in the field, as he recorded 17 outfield assists, a new career best for him. He also put up an 11.6 UZR/150 with a 1.3 dWAR and had 19 Defensive Runs Saved. Marte will look to become the first Pirates player to win back-to-back Gold Glove awards since Andy Van Slyke and Barry Bonds both did so in 1991 and 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s