Hello again everyone and welcome to the Friday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. With the way Milwaukee Brewers’ All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez played this season, he may very well find himself in the race for the Gold Glove at the position alongside the Hank Aaron Award.
Gomez played extremely well out in center field this season, posting not only a fielding percentage of .988, but he also had an UZR (ultimate zone rating) of 24.4. The Brewers have not won a Gold Glove since 1982 when shortstop and center fielder Robin Yount won the award, but Gomez has a real shot at it this season with his spectacular plays.
Before the 2013 season, the Brewers re-signed Gomez for a three-year deal worth $24 million, a contract that he has definitely awarded the Brew Crew with. The winners of the award will be announced on October 29th.
Not only is Gomez up for the Gold Glove, but he is also a candidate for the Hank Aaron Award. As it was mentioned a few days ago, Gomez was picked as the Brewers’ representative for the award as all the teams have a player competing for the award.
“All 30 club nominees should feel honored to be considered for an award named for one of our game’s legends, Hank Aaron,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. – via MLB.com
The award is given to the top hitters in both the American and National League. While Gomez hit .284, which ranks in the NL top 25, he did lead the NL in WAR (wins above replacement) at 8.4 and was second in all of baseball. Gomez did smack 24 home runs and stole 40 bases, becoming the first Brewer in team history to do so.