Starling Marte Captures Second Gold Glove Award

By Jason Shetler

p/c: David Hague

p/c: David Hague

For the second year in a row, Starling Marte has captured his second Rawlings Gold Glove award for National League left fielders, beating out Adam Duvall of the Cincinnati Reds and Christian Yelich of the Miami Marlins. 

This year marked the fourth time that Marte was a finalist for the award. The 28-year-old won his first Gold Glove last year, becoming the first Pirates left fielder to be given the honor since Barry Bonds in 1992. 

Marte had himself another stellar season defensively in 2016, as he recorded a career high 17 outfield assists and had 19 Defensive Runs Saved. His 11.6 UZR/150 was also tops among all NL left fielders. Marte now joins Roberto Clemente, Barry Bonds, Andy Van Slyke and Dave Parker as the only Pirates outfielders to win the Gold Glove award on more than one occasion.







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