Keuchel a Gold Glove finalist in AL
Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel is one of three finalists at his position selected Thursday as a finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, joining Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.
Keuchel, a left-hander, is vying to become the first Astros pitcher to win a Gold Glove and the first Astros player in the American League to receive the honor. Houston hasn’t had a Gold Glove winner since outfielder Michael Bourn won his second in a row in the National League in 2010.
According to FanGraphs, Keuchel led Major League pitchers with 10 defensive runs saved compared to the average player at his position.
The winners will be revealed at 6 p.m. CT Nov. 4 on ESPN2.
The award is based 75 percent on input from AL managers and coaches and 25 percent on defensive metrics. As many as seven personnel per team may vote for the award, but voters are prohibited from selecting someone from their own team.
Buehrle is a four-time Gold Glove winner (2009-11 in AL, ’12 in the NL).