#Cubs Arrieta a Gold Glove nominee
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is a nominee for a Rawlings Gold Glove award. Major League managers and coaches, voting only within their league and unable to vote for players on their own team, account for 75 percent of the selection process. The other 25 percent goes to the sabermetrics community. The winners will be revealed Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN.
Arrieta led all NL pitchers in assists (49) and putouts (33), and was second in double plays (five). He posted a .953 fielding percentage in 33 starts.
The NL Gold Glove nominees include:
Pitcher: Arrieta, Gerrit Cole (Pirates), Zack Greinke (Dodgers)
Catcher: Yadier Molina (Cardinals), Buster Posey (Giants), Wilson Ramos (Nationals)
First base: Brandon Belt (Giants), Paul Goldschmidt (D-Backs), Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
Second base: Dee Gordon (Marlins), DJ Le Mahieu (Rockies), Brandon Phillips (Reds)
Third base: Nolan Arenado (Rockies), Matt Duffy (Giants), Todd Frazier (Reds)
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford (Giants), Adeiny Hechavarria (Marlins), Andrelton Simmons (Braves)
Left field: Starling Marte (Pirates), Justin Upton (Padres), Christian Yelich (Marlins)
Center field: Billy Hamilton (Reds), Andrew McCutchen (Pirates), A.J. Pollock (D-backs)
Right field: Curtis Granderson (Mets), Bryce Harper (Nationals), Jason Heyward (Cardinals)
*In case you’re wondering, the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo ranked seventh in fielding percentage (.994) among NL first baseman with Belt No. 1, the Mets’ Lucas Duda second, followed by Goldschmidt, the Brewers’ Adam Lind, the Braves’ Freddie Freeman and Gonzalez.