Phillies: 5 Most Recent Players to Win Gold Glove Award
5. OF Bobby Abreu: 2005
Bobby Abreu, who this past season became the first on this list to be inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame, is tied with Aaron Rowand for having the third-most Gold Glove Awards all-time among Phillies outfielders, having won in 2005.
In fact, Garry Maddox (8), Shane Victorino (3), Rowand (1) and Abreu (1) are the only Phillies outfielders to have ever won the award.
Abreu played 18 seasons in the majors, and eight-plus with the Phillies before he was dealt to the New York Yankees in 2006. In 1,353 games in red pinstripes, the two-time All-Star hit .303 with 891 runs, 1,474 hits, 348 doubles, 42 triples, 195 home runs, 814 RBI, and 254 stolen bases spanning 5,885 plate appearances.
His other career accomplishments include:
- National League-most games played in 2001 and 2005 (162)
- National League-most doubles in 2002 (50)
- Major League-most walks in 2006 (124)
- National League most assists as right fielder: 1998 (17) and 2000 (13).
- Double plays turned as right fielder: 2004, NL (4); 2009, AL (4)
The Phillies have multiple Gold Glove nominees for the first time since 2016, when Freddy Galvis (shortstop) and Odubel Herrera (outfielder) were both up for consideration. The Phillies had no nominees in 2013, 2015, nor 2018, with second baseman Chase Utley being up for consideration in 2014.
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Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (2012) is the most recent Phillie to earn Gold Glove Awards, and one could expect that at least one of Realmuto, Harper or Nola will be able to end such drought.
To determine Gold Glove Award winners, each Major League manager, along with up to six coaches on his staff, vote from a pool of qualified players in their respective league; they cannot vote for players from their own team. In recent years, the SABR Defensive Index™ accounts for approximately 25 percent of the selection total to determine winners, according to Rawlings.
This year’s Gold Glove Award winners will be announced on November 3.