SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time since 2014, the Giants do not have a Gold Glove Award winner.
Brandon Crawford's three-year run as the NL's Gold Glove shortstop was snapped, with the Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed taking home his first award. This did not come as a surprise to the Giants, who knew Ahmed had a big lead in some defensive metrics. He led the NL with 21 defensive runs saved, finishing well ahead of Crawford (six) and Freddy Galvis (seven), the other finalist. Ahmed also had a clear lead in the SABR index, which makes up 25 percent of the vote.
Buster Posey was also nominated for a Gold Glove, but Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina won at catcher. Posey, the 2016 winner, started just 85 games because of a hip injury that required surgery.
The Giants had won five Gold Gloves in the previous three seasons. Prior to Crawford winning his first in 2015, the Giants had not won a Gold Glove Award since 2006.