For the second year in-a-row, the Cleveland Indians don’t have only one, but had multiple players to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
This year, Perez again took home a Gold Glove while second baseman Cesar Hernandez won his first career Gold Glove in his first season with the Tribe.
Hernandez signed with the Indians back in December of 2019 and in his first year with the Tribe, he put together a season to remember.
Hernandez finished the season leading AL in doubles (20), hit three home runs and picked up 20 RBI’s while hitting .283 on the year.
All season long, it seemed to be that Hernandez was the steal of free agency and it’s safe to say those stats accompanied by the Gold Glove honor justify that.
Perez once again took home a Gold Glove in 2020 as he also took home the award in 2019.
At the plate, the Indians catcher finished the season with one home run, and five RBIs while hitting .165 on the year. Though, he did miss a good number of games due to injury.
Despite his offensive struggles, he once again proved why he’s among the best catchers in baseball defensively. He managed to catch 10 different Indians pitchers, control base stealers and did not commit a single error all season.
Once again, the Cleveland Indians manage to find players that they can plug and play and get great defensive value.
Last year it was Lindor and Perez; now it’s Hernandez and Perez who will take home the hardware for being the best defensive players in their positions for the 2020 season. It makes fans wonder, though, can the Cleveland Indians make it three years in-a-row with multiple Gold Glove Award winners? Time will only tell.