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David Peralta and Kole Calhoun named Gold Glove finalists

Rawlings Sporting Goods announced today the finalists for the 2020 Gold Glove Awards, and National Leagues. The winners will be unveiled during a live, one-hour “Baseball Tonight” broadcast on ESPN Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. ET. Interestingly the way its determined will be different this year. The usual method relied on a vote from managers and coaches, with a small sabermetric component. But with teams typically facing only a small subset of other teams, that would mean a lot of indirect observation at best. So instead, here’s the rules for this year’s awards:

Award qualifications have been amended to rely solely on the SDI which draws on and aggregates two types of existing defensive metrics: those derived from batted ball location-based data and those collected from play-by-play accounts.