Two Padres are finalists for Gold Glove Awards, and both of them, ought to they win, can be taking residence the respect for the primary time.
And each are in a singular place – Ha-Seong Kim is a finalist in two classes, second base and utility, whereas Fernando Tatis Jr. was named for his play in proper area, in his first season as an outfielder.
Main League Baseball launched the finalists Wednesday, with the winners set to be revealed Nov. 5. Gold Gloves honor the perfect fielders at every place in each leagues.
Kim’s fellow finalists amongst second basemen are Chicago’s Nico Hoerner and Philadelphia’s Bryson Stott. Within the utility class, simply in its second 12 months, he faces off with Los Angeles’ Mookie Betts and St. Louis’ Tommy Edman.
Betts, like Kim, can be a twin finalist, and in Tatis’ place. Rounding out the precise area class is Washington’s Lane Thomas.
The final Padre to be named a Gold Glove winner is heart fielder Trent Grisham. He received twice, in 2020 and 2022.