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Robinson Cano lone Yankees player nominated for Gold Glove

Robinson Cano looks on in the seventh inning

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Robinson Cano could have one more item to add to his free agent resume now that he's been nominated for what would be his third American League Gold Glove Award at second base.

Cano's advanced defensive metrics this season were hardly overwhelming, but it was a thin AL field. Cano had six Defensive Runs Saved and an 0.8 Ultimate Zone Rating. DRS is the key defensive stat used in the oft-cited...

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Juan Lagares snubbed for Gold Glove nomination

Juan Lagares of the Mets makes a catch

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

This is why statistically-inclined folks generally disregard the Gold Glove Award.

Rookie Juan Lagares was a defensive revelation for the Mets in center field during 2013. Among all players with at least 800 innings at one position last season, Lagares had the sixth-most Defensive Runs Saved with 26. DRS is an important stat since it’s the key defensive component in the oft-cited Wins Above...

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