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2020 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards • Prospects Worldwide

2020 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards • Prospects Worldwide

The American League did not have many controversial races for Gold Glove at any position. Most finalists were seemingly selected using DRS, with the top 3 at many positions in that metric earning finalist bids. For example, at SS Francisco Lindor was 8th in DRS, but he led his position with a 5.8 UZR score compared to the next closest of 2.5. That was not good enough to even be named a finalist for the award, because of his weaker DRS stat.Of the races, the least obvious was at catcher, where three players stood out from the crowd. Roberto Perez, Yasmani Grandal, and James McCann were the...

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MVP Award Race 2020 • Prospects Worldwide

MVP Award Race 2020 • Prospects Worldwide

This year’s AL MVP race makes for riveting debate among baseball fans, much like every award race because of the abbreviated season. We have a third baseman, who has finished 3rd in MVP voting twice by doing everything at the plate to compensate for his below-average defense. A first baseman who hits for average hits for power, and drives in runs. A second baseman with a good glove, some power, and the best contact bat in the game. And finally, the best pitcher in baseball this season, who will be the AL Cy Young winner. Jose Ramirez, Jose Abreu, DJ LeMahieu, and Shane Bieber were the top...

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2020 Rookie Of the Year Award Race • Prospects Worldwide {"type":"block","srcClientIds":["d1f41273-821f-4592-9567-b861ed724dcf"],"srcRootClientId":""}

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Written by: Sam MinierFollow him on Twitter: Follow Prospects Worldwide on Twitter:Back in early September Jake Tweedie broke down the and Connelly Doan broke down the with about a month left in the season. Since then, some players have fallen off, but most of the guys they discussed are finalists here at the end of the season. Check out their articles before reading this one to see how September changed the ROY race. Definitions for all metrics in this article can be found in the glossary at the end.The American League Rookie of the Year race would have been exciting had we seen a full...

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