Rawlings Platinum Glove Award Fan Vote

Rawlings Platinum Glove
Award™ Fan Vote

Congratulations Rizzo and Lindor

All votes have been cast and the winners have been selected. Top honors go to Anthony Rizzo and Francisco Lindor as recipients of the 2016 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award.

History of the Award

In 2011, Rawlings unveiled the first-ever Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, a new fan-centric platform asking the game’s avid fans who the best defensive baseball player is among that season's Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winners. To determine the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners, fans can only select one player among the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League.

Rawlings Platinum Glove Award voting – and its open and spirited debate on social media – proved what many believed to be true: fans have a very vocal opinion on who they believe is "the best of the best", and they understand the defensive nuances enough to back their favorite player's candidacy from the point-of-view of a scout and an advance analytics sabermetrician.

In 2013, a new sabermetric component from the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award's new presenting sponsor, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and its new SABR Defensive Index™ (SDI™) joined the international fan vote to determine the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners from each league. The SDI's ability to accurately compare players from different positions helped establish the "science" behind the evolving Award platform.

Winners

2016

Anthony Rizzo (NL)
Francisco Lindor (AL)

2015

Yadier Molina (NL)
Kevin Kiermaier (AL)

2014

Yadier Molina (NL)
Alex Gordon (AL)

2013

Andrelton Simmons (NL)
Manny Machado (AL)

2012

Yadier Molina (NL)
Adrian Beltre (AL)

2011

Yadier Molina (NL)
Adrian Beltre (AL)