Stroman, 26, beat out Chris Sale of the Red Sox and the Rays' Alex Cobb to claim his first Gold Glove award for American League pitchers. Gordon's five awards are the second most in franchise history, behind Frank White's eight (1977-82, '86-87). Since moving to the outfield in 2010, his 82 assists are tied for most in the Majors with Gerardo Parra. Jones combined good speed with preternatural jumps on fly balls - he sometimes took the first step of his route before the ball even left the bat - while Inciarte uses good jumps and blazing speed to cover extensive ground and make plays in the gaps, including numerous diving catches and leaping grabs with his glove near the top of fences.
Now, voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, which Gordon won in 2014, will allow baseball fans to weigh in on who's "the finest in the field" in both leagues. That 52-game errorless streak was the longest of his career, but then after that miscue finished the season with another 57 consecutive scoreless defensive apps to establish another career best. A combination of the global fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.
The complete list of winners is below.
Four Cleveland players were finalists for the awards at their respective positions: Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor, Yan Gomes and Jose Ramirez.
Every major league manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote for Gold Gloves. Four years ago, Rawlings added a sabermetric component that comprises about 25 percent of the selection total.