Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra have both been named finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
Lucroy has developed into one of the top hitting catchers in the game, but today’s Gold Glove announcement shows Lucroy is getting the respect as a catcher that can play some outstanding defense as well.
Lucroy ranked second in the NL with a .996 fielding percentage, trailing Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco. Lucroy threw out 26% of would-be basestealers.
Joining Lucroy as Gold Glove finalists at catcher are Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Parra is a two-time winner and finalist in right field along with Atlanta’s Jason Heyward and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton.
Parra spent most of the season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, coming to Milwaukee at the trading deadline.
Carlos Gomez, who won a Gold Glove in 2013, wasn’t a finalist this year. Juan Lagares of the New York Mets, Denard Span of the Washington Nationals and Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds were named finalists instead.