Alex Kansas Nolan Colorado won Rawlings Platinum Glove Award

Combination of worldwide fan vote and SABR Defensive Index decide on "The Finest in the Field®"

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., introduced that left fielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals™ and 0.33 baseman Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies™ gained the 2020 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ introduced by using the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) in their respective Leagues.  The winners had been unveiled tonight completely on MLB Network's Emmy Award-winning 'MLB Tonight' at 6 p.m. ET, co-hosted with the aid of Stephen Nelson, Dan Plesac and Ron Darling. This makes the fourth consecutive Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for Arenado and Gordon's 2d Platinum Glove Award given that prevailing his first in 2014.

Arenado ties catcher Yadier Molina with 4 Platinum Glove Awards each, the most in both League. He is the first infielder to begin his profession with eight consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.

In his ultimate Major League season, Gordon, who has received eight Rawlings Gold Glove Awards in the course of his 13-year career, joins Adrian Beltre and Matt Chapman as one of three gamers in the American League™ to win more than one Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards considering the fact that the Award's inception in 2011.

The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners are decided through combining votes primarily based on an adjusted SABR Defensive Index™ for every of the 9 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in every League and votes from baseball followers worldwide.

"Now in its tenth year, the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award offers the followers a danger to weigh in on their preferred defenders in every league whilst displaying their ardour and grasp for ultimate protecting performance," stated Mike Thompson, chief advertising officer of Rawlings.  "It's usually thrilling to see who the followers pick out as Platinum Glove Award winners understanding it capacity so a lot to the athletes that are recipients of the honor."

"We experience imparting followers with beneficial metrics and records that can be utilized as they vote for their favourite defenders in the game," stated Scott Bush, chief government officer of SABR. "The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award introduced via SABR is without a doubt recognizing the pleasant of the excellent when it comes to protecting performance."

Voting for Rawlings Platinum Glove Award started out at the conclusion of the 2020 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show that aired on ESPN's 'Baseball Tonight' on Nov. 3, 2020 and ended on Nov. 5. Fans took to to voice who they concept was once the fine defender in every League. 

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