Rawlings announces 2016 Gold Glove finalists

Thursday is a travel day for the World Series, so MLB and the folks at Rawlings used the day to announce the finalists for the 2016 Gold Glove awards. There are three finalists at each position in each league.

As a reminder, Gold Gloves are voted on by managers and coaches around the league, though they are not allowed to vote for their own players. There is also a statistical component. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Here are the finalists with each player's career Gold Glove total in parentheses:

American League

Catcher
James McCann , Detroit Tigers (0)
Carlos Perez , Los Angeles Angels (0)
Salvador Perez , Kansas City Royals (3)

First Base
Chris Davis , Baltimore Orioles (0)
Eric Hosmer , Royals (3)
Mitch Moreland , Texas Rangers (0)

Second Base
Robinson Cano , Seattle Mariners (2)
Ian Kinsler , Tigers (0)
Dustin Pedroia , Boston Red Sox (4)

Shortstop
Jose Iglesias , Tigers (0)
Francisco Lindor , Cleveland Indians (0)
Andrelton Simmons , Angels (2)

Third Base
Adrian Beltre , Rangers (4)
Manny Machado , Orioles (2)
Kyle Seager , Mariners (1)

Left Field
Brett Gardner , New York Yankees (0)
Alex Gordon , Royals (4)
Colby Rasmus , Houston Astros (0)

Center Field
Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox (0)
Kevin Kiermaier , Tampa Bay Rays (1)
Kevin Pillar , Toronto Blue Jays (0)

Right Field
Mookie Betts , Red Sox (0)
Adam Eaton , Chicago White Sox (0)
George Springer , Astros (0)

Pitcher
R.A. Dickey , Blue Jays (1)
Dallas Keuchel , Astros (2)
Justin Verlander , Tigers (0)

National League

Catcher
Jonathan Lucroy , Milwaukee Brewers /Rangers (0)
Yadier Molina , St. Louis Cardinals (8)
Buster Posey , San Francisco Giants (0)

First Base
Paul Goldschmidt , Arizona Diamondbacks (2)
Wil Myers , San Diego Padres (0)
Anthony Rizzo , Chicago Cubs (0)

Second Base
DJ LeMahieu , Colorado Rockies (1)
Joe Panik , Giants (0)
Jean Segura , Diamondbacks (0)

Shortstop
Brandon Crawford , Giants (1)
Freddy Galvis , Philadelphia Phillies (0)
Addison Russell , Cubs (0)

Third Base
Nolan Arenado , Rockies (3)
Anthony Rendon , Washington Nationals (0)
Justin Turner , Los Angeles Dodgers (0)

Left Field
Adam Duvall , Cincinnati Reds (0)
Starling Marte , Pittsburgh Pirates (1)
Christian Yelich , Miami Marlins (1)

Center Field
Billy Hamilton , Reds (0)
Odubel Herrera , Phillies (0)
Ender Inciarte , Atlanta Braves (0)

Right Field
Carlos Gonzalez , Rockies (3)
Jason Heyward , Cubs (3)
Nick Markakis , Braves (2)

Pitcher
Jake Arrieta , Cubs (0)
Zack Greinke , Diamondbacks (2)
Adam Wainwright , Cardinals (2)

As a reminder, the Gold Gloves are regular-season awards only, so Javier Baez 's defensive brilliance this postseason matters not one bit. Also, the voting is done already. MLB already knows the winners. They're just announcing the finalists to create some hype. Nothing wrong with a little Gold Glove hype.

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