February 21, 2024
Fernando Tatis Jr. accepts congratulations in April after a operating catch in proper discipline. It was his first recreation again since 2021 and he was enjoying a brand new place. Picture credit score: @Padres through Twitter

Fernando Tatis Jr. managed two mighty feats when he gained this season’s Nationwide League Platinum Glove Award.

First off, he’s new to proper discipline, after making the transition from shortstop. He additionally supplanted Nolan Arenado, an honor by itself because the star had gained the award six years operating (technically although, Arenado wasn’t eligible this yr, as Ke’Bryan Hayes of the Pirates gained the 2023 Gold Glove at third base).

Tatis is the primary Padre and the primary proper fielder to win the award, for the most effective of the most effective defensively. Regardless of his inexperience, he left a direct impression in proper, making spotlight reels for various of his assists; he tied for third with a complete of 12.

He additionally completed second for outfielders in defensive runs saved, at 27.

There was an American League recipient, and crew winners too in every league. Guardians second baseman Andrés Giménez gained within the AL. The Blue Jays captured AL crew honors, as did the Brewers within the NL.

The Platinum Glove Awards, handed out since 2011, are voted on by followers, who forged their ballots for his or her favourite among the many season’s Gold Glove Award winners.