LOS ANGELES — In his first season with enough innings to qualify, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is a top-3 finisher for a 2016 National League Gold Glove Award at the position, the only Dodger finalist this season.
Other finalists at third base in the National League are Anthony Rendon of the Nationals and three-time defending Gold Glove winner Nolan Arenado of the Rockies.
Gold Gloves are awarded based on a combination of managers and coaches from the same league voting and a SABR defensive statistical component, with the caveat that votes can't be for players on their own team.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Turner played 144 games at third base in 2016, including 138 starts, and his 1,224⅔ defensive innings at the hot corner was 58% more than his next-highest season (2015).
No Dodgers third baseman has ever won a Gold Glove Award, which date back to 1956.
For the first time since at least 2010, Adrian Gonzalez is not among the top three finishers at first base in his league. He won Gold Gloves in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014, and was a finalist in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Rawlings first started revealing the top three finishers in 2011.
The top three finishers at first base in the National League in 2016 are Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Wil Myers of the Padres. Goldschmidt won the award in 2013 and 2015.