Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Semien and Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael Taylor represent the two MLBBros who were announced as Gold Glove Award winners on Sunday.
Let’s tip our caps to these guys who put together incredible fielding seasons.
These guys can flash the leather.
The 2021 AL Gold Glove Award winners ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/5kbsPPjQQK
— MLB (@MLB) November 8, 2021
This award is special for our MLBbros because it’s their first Gold Glove and don’t be surprised if it’s not their last one either.
Out of the 18 players selected for the award, Semien and Taylor were the only two Black players, representing the American League.
Taylor won the award for the centerfield position and he was a workhorse out there for the Royals.
More gold in the outfield!
Michael A. Taylor wins his first Gold Glove Award! pic.twitter.com/jjgEL1fc6C
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 8, 2021
He led all outfielders in Ultimate Zone Rating (13.3) and led all centerfielders in Defensive Runs Above Average (15.3).
The one-time World Series winner made just three errors in 365 chances, had 11 assists, and finished with a .992 fielding percentage.
Taylor has above average speed and makes really good reads on balls: Just know that if there is a ball hit in the outfield and it’s not leaving the park, Taylor is going to have a good chance tracking it down.
Semien will probably add a Silver Slugger Award to go along with his Gold Glove Award.
This brother had an amazing season and was one of the hottest players in all of baseball from April to October.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 8, 2021
In his first season with the Blue Jays, Semien spent most of his time at second base. He broke the record for home runs by a second baseman in an MLB season, but his glove work was just as prominent. Semien definitely had an MVP-caliber season.
He made a total of nine errors in 590 chances, while finishing with 363 assists and a .985 fielding percentage.
Before coming over to Toronto, Semien spent most of his time playing shortstop. Making that transition to second base seemed to work out just fine.
He led all AL second basemen in Ultimate Zone Rating at 6.6. Semien was one player who definitely made a name for himself this season and he quickly became a fan favorite.
Michael Taylor and Marcus Semien did their thing on the field this season and it’s great to see that their efforts did not go unnoticed.
National League pitcher Marcus Stroman was snubbed for his Gold Glove, but the AL got it right with these guys.
Much respect to both of these players and representing the MLBbros!