Three Orioles players were named American League Gold Glove finalists for the second straight season, and just as in 2011, two O's players should win the game's highest honor in fielding when they are announced tonight.

Catcher Matt Wieters appears likely to win his second straight Gold Glove despite committing 10 errors this season, most of any AL catcher and five more than he recorded in 2011. Wieters threw out 38.6 percent of base runners attempting to steal against him, the best percentage among the four Gold Glove finalists at the position – Detroit's Alex Avila, New York's Russell Martin and Chicago's A.J. Pierzynski are also finalists.

Wieters' rate of throwing out base runners is 2 percentage points better than last season's -- and fewer runners attempted steals – 83 this season compared with 92 last year. Wieters also led AL catchers in games played (134), putouts (994) and total zone runs (nine).

Also, it's just one reporter's opinion, but I believe Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will win his first career Gold Glove. Hardy, who made just six errors in 158 games, doesn't have the flash that often gets recognized at the position, but he's one of the most consistent fielders in the game. After Hardy led AL shortstops in fielding percentage (.990) last year, it's time that his glove gets noticed.

Although Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan just won the Fielding Bible award for shortstop, Hardy led AL shortstops in fielding percentage (.992), assists (529), putouts (244), total zone runs (21) and range factor per game (4.89).