Ian Desmond: Desmond is one of the four gold glove finalists at shortstop in the NL. Two of the Three other shortstops chosen are in the NL East as well. Jimmy Rollins, of the Phillies, and Jose Reyes of the marlins. The other Gold glove finalist for the NL is the reds Zack Cozart. This is a tough race and not an obvious choice of any of the four shortstop's. Desmond faces tough competition against his counterparts on the Phillies, Marlins, and Reds
How they all stack up: Desmond was third in the group in errors with fifteen behind Cozart (13) and Rollins (14) with reyes trailing the group by a few with 18 errors. Although Desmond has the third least errors, he has the worst fielding percentage due to all the time he spent injured. Fielding percentage goes Rollins (.978), Cozart (.975), Reyes (.973), and Desmond rounding out the back with a .970. Managers and coaches tend to look at Those classic stats. Desmond has the best range out of all of the four players but the worst percentage.
Desmond's chances: 25%
You can find the gold glove award show tonight on ESPN2 at 9:30.
- Ian Desmond