No Baltimore Orioles were nominated for a 2019 Gold Glove Award.
In what comes as a surprise to no one, the Baltimore Orioles have zero nominees for a 2019 Gold Glove Award as Rawlings released the nominee list (three at each position) on Thursday afternoon.
You can view the full list of nominees over at MLB.com.
As a team, the Orioles committed 108 errors this season and owned a .982 fielding percentage, both ranked as the eighth-worst mark in the major leagues this season. They ranked dead last in Defensive Runs Saved (-105) and 28th in Ultimate Zone Rating (-29.5).
For comparison, the Los Angeles Dodgers finished first in DRS with 136 as a team, while Oakland’s 39.9 UZR was good enough for tops in the majors.
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Individually, a small handful of Orioles did show improvements on defense this season, but those improvements still did not amount to any defense worth writing home about. Ironically, Austin Hays and his home run robbing grab of Vladimir Guerreo Jr and Stevie Wilkerson‘s season finale leap and tumble at Fenway were two of the top catches of the year.
Only Hanser Alberto at second base and Rio Ruiz at third base ranked in the top 30 at their respective positions in Defensive Runs Saved. This isn’t surprising considering Stevie Wilkerson logged the highest number of innings in center field, a position he had never played before, and Trey Mancini continued to play out of position in right field.
According to Baseball Savant, the Orioles ranked 28th in Outs Above Average (-13) and were one of only eight teams with an actual catch percentage lower than their expected catch percentage in the outfield.
With no nominees in 2019, this means Manny Machado‘s 2015 award is the last time a Baltimore Orioles player took home the honor.