It should come as no surprise to even the most casual fans of baseball – Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward are good. Really good. As a result, the defensive prowess of the two young Braves has resulted in them both being nominated for the National League Gold Glove award at their prospective positions.
Heyward, winner of the Gold Glove for right field in the National League is looking to make it two years in a year with his most recent nomination for 2013, and he is very well deserving of the nomination, as well as winning the award two consecutive years.
In addition to his normal output of web gems in right field, Heyward made some spectacular plays while playing center field during the regular season, including a game saving catch against the New York Mets in mid-July that left everyone (including the Mets) with their jaws on the floor.
Simmons is virtually a shoo-in for the NL gold glove at Shortstop – with more than double the defensive runs saved of any other player in the national league. Should Simmons be passed over for the gold glove award at shortstop, it is safe to say the award would be rendered null and void, considering the defensive statistics Simmons put up in his first full season in the majors.
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