Detroit Tigers: Four Gold Glove Finalists

Sep 18, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) fist bumps with catcher James McCann (34) just before being relieved in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) fist bumps with catcher James McCann (34) just before being relieved in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) acknowledges the crowed against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) acknowledges the crowed against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

Gold Glove Pitching Finalists

Out of all of the AL pitchers, Justin Verlander is competing against R.A. Dickey, and Dallas Keuchel. Dickey posted a WAR of 0.4 in 2016 with a 0.23 RA9def. Keuchel posted a WAR of 0.5 and an RA9def of 0.30. Verlander had a WAR of 6.6 and an RA9def of -0.30. The difference between the three pitchers is striking, with Verlander clearly the dominant of the three. It is safe to say that JV is the clear winner.