MLBbros Who Could Win Gold Glove Awards This Season | They Bring The Web Magic & The Metrics

MLBbros Who Could Win Gold Glove Awards This Season | They Bring The Web Magic & The Metrics

When fans discuss baseball around America, offense is usually the first thing we speak of. “Chicks Dig the Longball” was a hot catchphrase in baseball years ago, but the reality is EVERYONE does. But there is another catchphrase that rings true in every sport; “Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.”

But what quantifies “great” defense? Today’s game has evolved beyond only using simple statistics like fielding percentage to judge a player. Now analytics helps us look deeper into the stats, thus giving us a better assessment of what a player’s true defensive value is. 

There are plenty of bros who flash the leather on an elite level, but the three below have the potential to add more hardware to their trophy cases. 


Mookie Betts

Mookie is without question a Top 5 player in today’s game, and his manager Dave Roberts already gave us the breakdown earlier this season as to why. “He’s scoring runs at a crazy clip. He’s on base. He’s slugging at a ridiculous clip, too. And he’s playing Gold Glove defense, too,” the Dodgers’ manager told reporters. 

Let’s focus on that last attribute. Last year, Betts seemed to fall off a bit defensively as he played through multiple injuries. The injury bug hasn’t visited Mookie as much this season, and as a result his defensive metrics are among the best in baseball. According to baseball-reference Betts is second in putouts and fielding percentage, and fifth in assists among right fielders. And let’s not forget that cannon of an arm he has, which has led to four double plays from right.

Cedric Mullins

The Baltimore Orioles are a fun bunch to watch, especially with Cedric “CM Storm” Mullins flying around in Centerfield. Mullins has a perfect fielding percentage so far this season and has turned three double plays from center. That mark is the best in baseball among all center fielders right now, and he is second in assists.



Mullins has worked hard to improve his defense, especially his arm strength, and the results have been everything he and the Orioles had hoped. Fresh off a season that saw him join the exclusive 30/30 season, it will be interesting to see where Mullins finishes in the Gold Glove conversation. 

Marcus Semien 

Marcus Semien was a good defensive shortstop before making the switch to second base in order to secure his first big payday. Not only did Semien play well enough to get his paper, but he also secured his first Gold Glove. Now a member of the Texas Rangers, Marcus looks poised to repeat as a Gold Glover. He currently ranks first in putouts amongst second basemen while ranking second overall in assists among his position.

He is primarily a second baseman, but Semien has been able to slide over to short whenever his ball club needs it. He has made six errors at second this season (one error came at shortstop), two less than he made last year.

Mookie Betts Is Back & Ready To Lead A Dodgers World Series Repeat

Mookie Betts Is Back & Ready To Lead A Dodgers World Series Repeat

Mookie Betts made his return to the lineup Los Angeles Dodgers lineup on August 26th after missing 16 consecutive games. It was a good sign to see Betts back in action and the timing could not be any better as the Dodgers fight to stay within striking distance of the surprising San Francisco Giants in the National League West. 

Betts made the start against the San Diego Padres and despite going 0-for-3, the Dodgers were able to pull out the victory.



The two-time World Series champion will play a significant role for the Dodgers toward the end of the season as he’s done numerous times in his career. Betts has been dealing with injuries throughout the season, but he’s been pushing through and has still impacted the team.


MLBbro Mookie Betts Is No Mere Mortal | He Continues To Grind Through Injuries & Inconsistency


Before Betts missed those 16 games with right hip inflammation, his bat was on fire. He was on a five-game hitting streak.

Through 88 games this season, Betts is batting .274 with a .516 slugging percentage. He also has hit 17 home runs with 44 RBI. Just think of how impressive his stats would be if he didn’t have to deal with myriad injures.

He continues to be one of the top hitters on the team. Betts adds that rare combination of speed and power to a ineup that makes the Dodgers such a dangerous team.

Whether he’s setting the table at the top or driving in runs in the middle of the lineup, the former MVP and 30-30 club member,  knows how to make things happen and that’s what makes him so special.

When it comes to stepping up, Betts knows how to come through in clutch moments. Our MLBbro loves the big stage. If the Dodgers want a shot at winning the division, Betts will have to be consistent at the plate and make those game-changing plays in the outfield or second base — wherever they put him. 

Now that he’s back in action, look for the Dodgers to monitor Betts heavily because they cannot afford to have him miss any more games at this point of the season.



When he joined the Dodgers in 2020, you see what happened, he helped them win the World Series. This season Betts has a chance to win his third World Series and his second straight.

When his career is over, they will be talking about putting him in the Hall of Fame. But for now, he’s going to try and help the Dodgers win as many titles as possible.

Watch out for our MLBbro because he will probably have one of his best stretches as the playoff race takes shape. 

You Won’t Believe What Mookie Betts Did On Thursday Night

You Won’t Believe What Mookie Betts Did On Thursday Night

Mookie Betts hasn’t been flexing the biggest stick these days, but his value as a baseball player can’t be overlooked as he hit his sixth homer and then captivated the highlight reels by imitating Neo from The Matrix, to complete a catch and throw DP on Thursday night.

Web gems like these are commonplace for Betts. He’s almost become underappreciated, but we can never get enough of this Black Knight’s royal exploits at