It’s been a very slow (and painful) last couple of weeks, but we finally have a bit of news regarding the Dodgers. On Thursday, the MLB announced that Cody Bellinger is a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for right field.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Bellinger proved to be one of the better defensive outfielders in all of baseball this season. He led all right-fielders with 19 defensive runs saved, and also had the highest fielding percentage at .990. According to ESPN, he finished with a defensive WAR of 1.9, the third best among outfielders.
He played 115 games in right field this year, with 36 being played at first base and 25 in center field.
The Dodgers have had seven players win a Gold Glove Award for their play in the outfield, with Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp being the most recent winners, both in 2011.