Rays' Evan Longoria wins third Golden Glove Award

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	Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte makes a diving catch to rob the Mets Kevin Plawecki of a hit on Sept. 17

That said, he's been everything he was advertised in the field, finishing in the top 10 in Statcast™'s outs above average (OAA) leaderboard in each of the past two seasons, and winning the NL right-field Gold Glove Award in both years. The Platinum Glove will be awarded November 10, during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony. This season, the Marlins had three finalists for a Gold Glove Award: Ozuna, Dee Gordon (second base) and Giancarlo Stanton (right field).

Hosmer led the major leagues this season with 34 scoops, a statistic that evaluates how many errant throws a first baseman turns into an out.

Crawford also won the Gold Glove award in 2015 and 2016 for his play at shortstop for the Giants. Cain has never won a Gold Glove. Since that time, Heyward leads all of Major League Baseball with 138 defensive runs saved in the outfield.

Goldschmidt, 30, captured his third Gold Glove distinction to cap a stellar season that puts him firmly in the MVP conversation. Hosmer also had a streak of 120 games without being charged with an error, the longest streak by a Royals first baseman, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Hosmer's four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are tied with Perez for third-most all-time among Kansas City players. Gordon won the American League Platinum Glove Award in 2014.

Voting for the awards is 75 percent managers and coaches, and 25 percent statistical analysis.

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