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Detroit Tigers: Four Gold Glove Finalists

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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 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) makes a throw to first to complete a double play as Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) slides into second in the second inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) makes a throw to first to complete a double play as Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) slides into second in the second inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Gold Glove Second Basemen Finalists

Kinsler will most likely have a tighter challenge winning the Gold Glove against Robinson Cano and Dustin Pedroia. For years, Pedroia, along with Jose Altuve, have been thorns in Kinsler’s side – always inching him out for the major awards. But, this year, Kinsler was an exception. He earned a 6.1 WAR and his RF/9 was 5.09. Robinson Cano beat out Kinsler for a spot on the All-Star roster this year and he earned a 7.3 WAR. His defensive range factor was 4.84.  Pedroia finished the season with a WAR of 4.4 and a RF/9 of 4.23. Kinsler should finish above Pedroia, but the race will be tight with Cano.

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