Yoenis Cespedes wins a Gold Glove Award in the American League
Yoenis Cespedes’ defense in the World Series was hardly stellar, but he was so good during his time with the Tigers in 2015 that he stood out among the competition and didn’t need to play in the American League to earn his first Gold Glove Award of his career.
Cespedes led all American League left fielders with 11 DRS and a 15 UZR. He was second among AL outfielders with nine outfield assists while committing five errors with the Tigers in 2015.
The award is recognized for his defense in the American League, not the National League.
Meanwhile, Curtis Granderson finished as a runner-up behind Jason Heyward for a National League Gold Glove.
Granderson was second in the National League with 12 defensive runs saved (DRS) and third with a 5.7 ultimate zone rating (UZR), trailing Heyward in both categories. He had the fourth-most assists from right field with nine and committed five errors.