The Boston Purple Sox had only one participant named as a finalist for an American League Gold Glove award in outfielder Alex Verdugo.
Whereas his bat was inconsistent down the stretch after a scorching begin, Verdugo performed sensational protection in proper subject at Fenway Park for a workforce who struggled within the subject all season lengthy.
On Sunday night time, nevertheless, Verdugo’s resume was not chosen as Texas Rangers postseason hero Adolis García took house the award in proper subject.
When it comes to common season numbers, it was Verdugo who had the benefit over the eventual winner. The Purple Sox outfielder had extra outfield assists (12), extra defensive runs saved (9) and fewer errors than García (three).
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García is well-liked on baseball minds after a historic postseason on the plate with eight house runs and 22 RBIs.
Whereas there may be nothing fallacious with the award choice, Verdugo’s statistics communicate for themselves with a robust case that he ought to have taken house his first profession Gold Glove award.