Last night the MLB announced its 2015 Rawling Gold Glove Award Winners. With three Marlins nominated at their respective positions, in Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon, and Adeiny Hechavarria, only one walked away with the Gold Glove: Dee Gordon.
This was the first time that Gordon has won the award in his five years in the big leagues. In his first season with the Marlins in 2015, Gordon put on the best defensive performance of his career. In 145 games Gordon committed just 6 errors on his way to posting a .992 fielding percentage, both of which were career-best marks. In just his second full season playing the position in the big leagues Gordon finished first in fielding percentage and third in errors committed among National League second basemen.
Gordon edged out fellow second basemen DJ LeMathieu and Brandon Phillips for the National League Gold Glove Award.
The lone gold glover for the Marlins last season, in Christian Yelich, was up for the award again this year. But Yelich could not regain is title as Starling Marte took home the award. In his 103 games in left field this past season Yelich committed just two errors and added five outfield assists.
Gordon's double-play partner, Adeiny Hechavarria, was the final Marlin up for a Gold Glove Award, but came up short as well. He and Andrelton Simmons were beaten by Brandon Crawford. Hech also had arguably his best defensive season of his young career. In 130 games he committed 9 errors and had a .984 fielding percentage. Hechavarria is still up for the Best Defensive Player Award, which will be announced later this month.