2022 MLB Gold Glove winners: Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, 14 starters, more

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Major League Baseball’s awards season started a little earlier than usual this offseason as MLB and Rawlings announced the 2022 Gold Glove winners ahead of Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Per Major League Baseball, here’s the voting process:

To determine the winners of the 18 defensive position awards, each team’s manager and up to six coaches on his staff voted from a group of qualified players in their league and could not vote for players from their own team. In 2013, Rawlings added the SABR Defensive Index™ (SDI) to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, which represents approximately 25% of the overall selection total, with manager and coach votes continuing to hold the majority.

Rawlings has added a new Utility Gold Glove to honor multi-position players this year, giving us 10 Gold Glove winners in each league and 20 overall. The Public Service Award winners were selected using a separate defensive formula.

Most notably, Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won his 10th Golden Glove in his 10th MLB season this year, tying Ichiro Suzuki for the early career record. Arenado’s 10 Golden Gloves are also tied with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt for the second-most all-time in the hot corner, behind Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson (16).

A record 14 players won their first career Gold Glove this season, breaking the previous record of 11 in 2020. Below are the 2022 Gold Glove winners along with the Golden Glove count in career of each player in brackets.

Seeker

First base

Second Base

Shortstop

third base

Left field

Center field

Right field

Launcher

Utility

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