The Seattle Mariners first basemen Evan White and shortstop JP Crawford have won the AL Gold Glove awards for their positions.
As announced on the Rawlings Gold Glove announcement show on ESPN tonight, Evan White has won the AL first base Gold Glove. On top of White winning at first base, JP Crawford also has won for the shortstop position. While White does not come as a surprise to Mariners fans who have watched his excellent defense all year, Crawford winning for the shortstop position is somewhat of a surprise.
Fellow co-expert here for Sodo Mojo Ryota Nishino broke down Evan White and JP Crawford compared to their Gold Glove competition if you are curious about how their defensive stats looked in 2020.
White has become the first Seattle rookie to win a Gold Glove since Ichiro won in 2001, and he is the first rookie first basemen to win the award in the history of the Rawlings Gold Glove. White and Crawford are the first Mariners to win Gold Gloves in their age 25 seasons or younger
It is also the 12th time in Seattle’s history that multiple players have won a Gold Glove. Crawford is just the second Mariners shortstop to win the award, joining Omar Vizquel in 1993.
This is an incredible accomplishment for the young Seattle team that also expects Kyle Lewis to win the AL Rookie of the Year award. Having a stacked personal trophy cabinet will hopefully lead to a trophy cabinet that can include some team trophies soon
As mentioned, the next Mariners award to look out for is the BBWAA Jackie Robinson AL Rookie of the Year Award, which will be announced on November 9th and all Mariners fans hope that Kyle Lewis will win.