It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs have one of, if not the, best defensive units in all of baseball. That was made even more clear when the Gold Glove finalists for the 2016 Awards were announced on October 27. Cubs players who made the cut included pitcher Jake Arrieta, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Jason Heyward. With four players, the Cubs were tied with the Detroit Tigers for most players nominated from the same team.
Both Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo walk away tonight with Gold Glove Awards.
For Heyward, it’s his fourth Gold Glove and third straight.
Anthony Rizzo notched his first Gold Glove Award with defensive plays like this one.
The winners were announced tonight, Tuesday, November 8, on ESPN. Here’s the complete list.
NL – Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks
AL – Dallas Keuchel, Astros
NL – Buster Posey, Giants
AL – Salvador Pérez, Royals
NL – Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (1st career)
AL – Mitch Moreland, Rangers
NL – Joe Panik, Giants
AL – Ian Kinsler, Tigers
NL – Nolan Arenado, Rockies
AL – Adrian Beltré, Rangers
NL -Brandon Crawford, Giants
AL – Francisco Lindor, Indians
NL – Starling Marte, Pirates
AL – Brett Gardner, Yankees
NL – Ender Inciarte, Braves
AL – Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
NL – Jason Heyward, Cubs (4th in career, 3rd in a row)
AL – Mookie Betts, Red Sox