The best fielders in baseball took home hardware on Sunday night, as the winners of the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced.
First-time winners such as Cleveland's Roberto Pérez and Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain joined multiple honorees like seven-time winners Nolan Arenado (Rockies) and Alex Gordon (Royals) in a field determined by a combination of votes submitted by Major League managers and coaches and a sabermetric index provided by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
Each of this year's winners are eligible for the Platinum Glove Award, which is given to the best defensive player from each league. Voting for the award, which was established in 2011, is open at rawlings.com and will continue until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday. The two league winners will be announced on Friday.
Here is a complete list of the 2019 winners:
American League winner: Matt Olson, OAK
Olson has won the AL Gold Glove Award at first base in each of his first two full seasons in the Majors. The 25-year-old again led all first basemen in Defensive Runs Saved, recording 13 after tallying 14 in 2018. Olson also posted a career-best 36 home runs with an .896 OPS this past season, remaining an all-around force for the A's.
Runners-up: Yuli Gurriel, HOU; Justin Smoak, TOR
National League winner: Anthony Rizzo, CHC
Rizzo has proven to be a steady presence on both sides of the ball for the Cubs. He is now a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, earning the honor in each of the past two years as well as 2016. Rizzo made just five errors, recorded three DRS and was one of three MLB first basemen with 30-plus scoops in 2019.
Runners-up: Christian Walker, ARI; Paul Goldschmidt, STL
American League winner: Yolmer Sánchez, CWS
Sánchez earned his first career Gold Glove Award after a stellar season in the field. He led all AL second basemen in Ultimate Zone Rating and defensive runs above average this season. Sánchez also made 116 out-of-zone plays, according to Fangraphs, 37 more than any other AL second baseman.
Runners-up: José Altuve, HOU; DJ LeMahieu, NYY