Amid the shadows of their first-ever 100+ loss season, the Colorado Rockies have quietly orchestrated a defensive resurgence that is reshaping the landscape of Major League Baseball in Denver. With three Gold Glove nominations, the Rockies' remarkable defensive prowess is making waves across the league.
At the hot corner, Ryan McMahon has clinched his third consecutive Gold Glove nomination, solidifying his status as one of the game's elite defenders. Despite not yet winning the coveted award, McMahon ranks sixth in Rockies history in Defensive WAR, consistently excelling in Defensive Runs Saves. His versatility, with the ability to transition to second or first base, only adds to his value.
In shortstop Ezequiel Tovar, the Rockies have uncovered a rookie gem. Tovar's remarkable fielding percentage set a new rookie record, eclipsing the record held by the legendary Troy Tulowitzki. The Rockies have enjoyed a rich history of quality defenders at shortstop, with Tovar continuing this tradition, making him a strong candidate for future Gold Glove nominations.