Detroit Tigers players Justin Verlander, James McCann, Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias were all named as one of three finalists for the Gold Glove at their respective positions. Will any of the four win the award?
Detroit Tigers rosters have generally been built around slugging, offensive-minded players. Sluggers like Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez have helped the Tigers find success, however the team hasn’t always been the best fielding unit.
Things changed in some aspects in 2016 as the Tigers utilized an improved fielding unit.
The team has featured one of baseball’s elite double-play duos in Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias, but James McCann, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez have all shown the potential to be above-average defenders in the past.
Kinsler, Iglesias, McCann and Justin Verlander were all announced by MLB.com as finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards.
None of the four nominated Tigers have won the award before, but one can argue that Kinsler and Iglesias have certainly been deserving of the fielding honor in the past.
Here’s a breakdown of the quartet of Detroit players and where they stack up against their fellow competitors.
Will any of the four Detroit Tigers players win a Gold Glove this year?