Cup of Joe: Pirates have three finalists for NL Gold Gloves

Cup of Joe: Pirates have three finalists for NL Gold Gloves

On Friday morning, Rawlings announced the finalists for the American League and National League Gold Gloves. Three of your Pittsburgh Pirates were nominated as a top-three finalist for their respective position.

At catcher, Russell Martin joined A.J. Ellis and Yadier Molina as finalists. Martin leads by a wide margin at throwing runners out, but he’ll have to compete with Molina’s reputation.

In left field, Starling Marte is nominated for his first Gold Glove, as he’ll join Carlos Gonzalez and Eric Young Jr. as the three finalists. Marte has a wide lead in UZR/150, but will he be able to compete with Gonzalez who has the offensive numbers? No, that isn’t a misprint.

Lastly, in center, last year’s Gold Glove winner Andrew McCutchen will look to be a back-to-back winner. He’ll go up against Carlos Gomez and Denard Span.

The winners will be announced Tuesday on ESPN2.

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