This year's award is Gordon's fifth in this career, which is the second-most in Royals franchise history behind Frank White's eight Gold Gloves from 1977-1982 and 1986-1987.
There were only six first-time award winners-Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart and Marlins left fielder Marcel Ozuna. The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners will be unveiled during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles on Friday, November 10 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Jason Heyward (left) is the first Cub to win Gold Gloves in back-to-back seasons since Greg Maddux. Cain has never won a Gold Glove. Fans will be able to select one player among the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each league. As a team, Kansas City has now won 14 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards since 2011, the most in the Majors in that span.
· LeMahieu led all National League second basemen in total chances (729), assists (470), double plays (107), fielding percentage (.989), defensive WAR (1.2) and range factor per game (4.71) while ranking third in zone rating (.801).
Two Royals are Gold Glovers again. In addition, a sabermetric formula offered by the Society for American Baseball Research represents 25 percent of the voting.