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Yankees Clint Frazier, Gio Urshela Gold Glove finalists, DJ LeMahieu snubbed – New York Post

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https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/frazier-and-urshela-shortlisted-for-gold-glove-amid-lemahieu-snub/

Anybody paying attention understood that Clint Fraziers defense took a step forward in 2020. By defensive metrics, Frazier improved vastly– so much so that he is among 3 candidates for an AL Rawlings Gold Glove in right field.
Coaches and supervisors didnt see players outside of their regions in the 60-game season this year, so the Gold Glove will be decided by protective metrics.
Frazier played in 28 video games in right (27 starts) and committed one error in 51 chances. Where Frazier revealed marked enhancement was the method he approached fly balls and ground balls. In 2019, he was often not sure on his feet going back on fly balls and coming up to throw on ground balls. Those traits werent evident this past season, however Aaron Judge and Mike Tauchman still are much better ideal fielders than Frazier.
Frazier signs up with the Rangers Joey Gallo and the Orioles Anthony Santander on the right-field list.
Gio Urshela is the Yankees just other Gold Glove prospect. The slick-fielding third baseman is joined by the Rangers Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Yoan Moncada of the White Sox.
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Remarkably, DJ LeMahieu, who won three Gold Gloves at second base with the Rockies, isnt among the 4 2nd basemen noted for this years award. Cesar Hernandez (Indians), Danny Mendick (White Sox), Jonathan Schoop (Tigers) and Nicky Lopez (Royals) are on the list.

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