The Astros have five finalists for Gold Glove awards at their respective positions, while Carlos Correa takes home the Fielding Bible Award for shortstop.
The Houston Astros entered the regular season missing two starters from the previous year in George Springer and Josh Reddick. The outfield has since shuffled with Myles Straw taking over in center to start the season and Kyle Tucker moving to right field, who is a Gold Glove candidate for the second year in a row.
Straw was replaced at the trade deadline by a rookie platoon. But even in Springer’s absense, he was nominated as a top three centerfielder in the American League.
While a nominee for a Gold Glove back-to-back seasons, Carlos Correa was the only Astros’ player to receive a Fielding Bible Award. The 27-year-old led the position in Defensive Runs Saved with 20, which was five-more than the next-closest shortstop.
The righty ranked third among shortstops in Good fielding Plays over 1,000 innings and fourth-fewest in Defensive Misplays and Errors over 1,000 innings. Correa becomes the second Astros’ shortstop to receive the award since Adam Everett in 2006, which was the first year it was awarded.
Correa was thought of as a snub for a Gold Glove in 2020, while J.P. Crawford, a 2021 candidate as well, won the award.
Of other infielders nominated, Yuli Gurriel looks to take home his first Gold Glove. Behind the dish, the reliable defender and team leader Martin Maldonado was nominated once again, while he took home his only Gold Glove in 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels.
Off the rubber, Zack Greinke was the only Astros’ hurler to be a candidate. The right-hander looks to acquire his first Gold Glove award as an American League pitcher.
Greinke has six Gold Gloves; his last coming in 2019 while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dallas Keuchel, winner of four Gold Gloves, is also a candidate.