From more than 250 players who have won a Gold Glove, the panel identified 18 outfielders, six players at each infield position, five catchers and three pitchers.
Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, who won 13 Gold Gloves, is on the ballot, along with Yankees star Derek Jeter, who has won three so far. ...
The full ballot will be revealed tomorrow.
Since no one can agree on who the best fielders are now with a variety of metrics available, now there will be a popularity contest to choose who was the best fielder at a position despite the fact that most of the candidates will not have been seen by the voters. And Derek Jeter's fielding will be matched up against Ozzie Smith's.
I'm guessing that there are a few people who should win easily:
Ozzie Smith at SS
Willie Mays at CF
Brooks Robinson at 3B
I'm waiting for the big battle for the award for pitchers among Greg Maddux, Jim Kaat, and Bobby Shantz. Maddux will probably win because he's still active.
Catcher will likely be a battle between Johnny Bench and Ivan Rodriguez.
Keith Hernandez will probably win at 1B because he still has a high profile in the game.
Bill Mazeroski would be the favorite at 2B.
The other two outfield spots are up for grabs. Roberto Clemente may get one of them. The third spot could be a free for all.