Seven Cubs players named Gold Glove Award finalists


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Willson Contreras and six of his teammates are Gold Glove finalists
Willson Contreras and six of his teammates are Gold Glove finalists

The Chicago Cubs had a stellar defense in 2020.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists were released on Thursday afternoon and several Cubs players were listed in recognition for their stellar play in the field.

In total, seven Cubs players were named finalists with catcher Willson Contreras, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Nico Hoerner, shortstop Javier Baez, right fielder Jason Heyward, and pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills.

Hendricks and Mill tied for first in defensive runs saved (3) among pitchers, making zero errors on the season.

Obviously, the Cubs wanted to do better in the playoffs this season, but you have to give them credit for being a much better defensive team than in 2019 when they had a ton of errors in Joe Maddon's last season.

The SABR Defensive Index will help select all the winners this shortened-season.

"SABR is thrilled to continue to assist with the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and is honored that the SABR Defensive Index was trusted to handle selections in a season filled with extraordinary circumstances,” SABR CEO Scott Bush said.

“This season has certainly been unlike any other and we’re thankful to continue the longstanding tradition of recognizing and honoring the best defensive players in the game,” said Mike Thompson, Rawlings chief marketing officer. “This year’s class of Gold Glove finalists is a mix of established and first-time honorees which should make for an exciting reveal of the winners on November 3.”

The Gold Glove winners will be named on Tuesday on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

Full list of NL finalists:

PITCHER

Max Fried, Braves

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs

Alec Mills, Cubs

CATCHER

Tucker Barnhart, Reds

Willson Contreras, Cubs

Jacob Stallings, Pirates

FIRST BASE

Brandon Belt, Giants

Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

SECOND BASE

Adam Frazier, Pirates

Nico Hoerner, Cubs

Kolten Wong, Cardinals

THIRD BASE

Brian Anderson, Marlins

Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Manny Machado, Padres

SHORTSTOP

Javier Báez, Cubs

Miguel Rojas, Marlins

Dansby Swanson, Braves

LEFT FIELD

Shogo Akiyama, Reds

Tyler O'Neill, Cardinals

David Peralta, D-backs

CENTER FIELD

Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves

Cody Bellinger, Dodgers

Trent Grisham, Padres

RIGHT FIELD

Mookie Betts, Dodgers

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

Jason Heyward, Cubs

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