Five members of the Toronto Blue Jays have been named finalists for the American League Gold Glove Awards.
Pitcher Jose Berrios, catcher Alejandro Kirk, third baseman Matt Chapman, left fielder Daulton Varsho and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier were among the three finalists at their respective positions.
Major League Baseball announced the finalists Wednesday afternoon. The winners will be announced on November 5th.
Managers and coaches from each team voted from a pool of players from their league, excluding players from their club. The SABR defensive index, which aggregates defensive metrics, is also used to determine the winners.
Berrios battled for the honor against Minnesota pitchers Sonny Gray and Pablo Lopez. The Twins defeated the Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card Series earlier this month.
Kirk, Jonah Heim of the Texas Rangers and Adleyrutschman of Baltimore were finalists at catcher.
Chapman, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, competed against Alex Bregman of Houston and Jose Ramirez of Cleveland.
Varsho competed against Steven Kwan of Cleveland and Austin Hays of Baltimore. The final three in midfield included Kiermaier, Chicago’s Luis Robert Jr. and Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez.
Finalists were named for the nine standard positions and the utility position.
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