Astros Season Preview: Predicting Top Award Candidates

Sep 23, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with second baseman Jose Altuve (27) after making a defensive play during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with second baseman Jose Altuve (27) after making a defensive play during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 25, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) throws Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (7) out at first base during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

AL Platinum Glove — Alex Bregman

Though I’m not considering Gold Glove Awards, I will give out a Platinum Glove prediction, which is given to the single best defender regardless of position. Anyone who’s seen Bregman play defense knows he’s special. Heck, he is already on the highlight reel in 2017.

https://twitter.com/astros/status/847892190865108992

Bregman brings the range and arm of a shortstop to the hot corner and has already made his share of dazzling plays. With due respect to George Springer and three-time Gold Glove winner Keuchel, Bregman is simply a wizard.

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