Player #2: Brice Turang - Gold Glove
Brice Turang's Gold Glove caliber defense has been on display all season long, and he has brought a tremendous amount of value to this Brewers' defense. Turang's plus speed and impressive range has already made him one of the more dynamic defenders at second base.
Specifically, as David Gasper pointed out last month, Turang's athleticism has made him one of the best in the sport at turning double plays this season.
Turang's Double Play Runs Above Average (DPR) of 1.6 still leads all qualified NL second basemen. He and Willy Adames has been a fantastic combination in Milwaukee's middle infield, and Turang's quick feet have greatly contributed to his outstanding range at second base.
No matter how you break it down, Turang's numbers show that he has been one of the more valuable second baseman in the NL in 2023. Turang has a UZR of 3.7 on the year, meaning, statistically, he has been 3.7 runs better than the average second baseman according to UZR's calculation. His UZR of 3.7 is second in the NL only behind Bryson Stott's UZR of 4.0
Turang is third in the National League with three OAA, and he is tied with Nico Hoerner for the most Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) in the NL with 12 (the next closest player is Bryson Stott with 6 DRS).
In all likelihood, this award will come down to Brice Turang, Nico Hoerner of the Chicago Cubs, and Bryson Stott of the Philadelphia Phillies. Turang's play this season has been more than deserving of a Gold Glove Award, and he will likely be in this conversation for years to come.