In case you missed the news from Friday night, Nolan Arenado won his third consecutive Platinum Glove Award for the National League. He is the first player since the inception of the award in 2011 to win three straight years. The winner in the American League was none other than Arenado’s high school teammate, Matt Chapman, third baseman for the Oakland Athletics. Chapman, two years younger than Arenado, takes home the award for the second consecutive year. The only player to have more Platinum Glove Awards than Arenado is St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has four.
The Platinum Glove Award is decided by fan votes and the Society for American Baseball Research’s “Defensive Index”.
Ryan McMahon had big shoes to fill with the departure of DJ LeMahieu. He made a wave this season despite time on the Injured List and splitting some time with Brendan Rodgers at second base.
McMahon hit 24 home runs this season — those 24 home runs ranked him fourth on the team behind Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon. His success behind the plate meant he finished 2019 as a Silver Slugger finalist at second base.
I hope the 2020 season brings even more growth and success for McMahon.
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With all of the uniform changes in the NL West, do you think the Rockies could use a new look?
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The Rockies have made subtle changes in the past couple of seasons to their uniforms, but nothing as drastic as the Diamondbacks or Padres. Personally, I’m quite partial to the black vests and solid purple tops.