Two Indians finalists for Gold Gloves
The Indians led the majors in errors this season but have two finalists for Rawlings Gold Gloves.
Rawlings announced on its Twitter account on Thursday that Yan Gomes is a finalist at catcher and Michael Brantley is a finalist in left field in the American League.
Gomes started 121 games at catcher and caught 27 runners stealing, which was third most in the Majors and led the American League. According to STATS LLC, only three pitchouts were called with Gomes behind the plate. His 17 pickoff throws were tied for seventh in the majors. Gomes had the second-most errors in the majors among catchers with 14 but nine came in the first 29 games. Detroit's Alex Avila and Kansas City's Salvador Perez are the other finalists.
Brantley committed only one error, which came in the third game of the season at Oakland. His 12 outfield assists, including a triple play on July 1 against the Dodgers, was tied for fifth among outfielders in the Majors. Yoenis Cespedes, who played for the Athletics and Red Sox, and Kansas City's Alex Gordon are the other finalists.
The Gold Gloves will be announced on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The Indians have not had a Gold Glove winner since Grady Sizemore in 2008.