Rendon and Taylor come up short for first Gold Gloves

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon did not win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his work on defense in 2017. The Rockies’ Nolan Arenado took the honor, winning his fifth Gold Glove on Tuesday night. Rendon did win a Silver Slugger Award in 2014.

Rendon still improved on his fielding percentage by three points in 2017, getting to .979. He committed only seven errors in 334 chances.

sidebar-Michael-Taylor-white-jump.jpgNationals center fielder Michael A. Taylor came up short as well in his nomination for a Gold Glove. Taylor was second at his position with nine defensive runs saved. He made only four errors at the position, good enough for a .985 fielding percentage.

The Braves’ Ender Inciarte took the honor, winning his second Gold Glove. The Reds’ Billy Hamilton was also nominated.

The last Gold Glove honor bestowed upon a Nationals player came in 2012, when Adam LaRoche won the award at first base.

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