Two Reds make lists of Gold Glove finalists

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton dives but can’t catch a line drive against the Brewers on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton dives but can’t catch a line drive against the Brewers on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Awards will be announced Nov. 4

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and center fielder Billy Hamilton made the list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists. The list was released Thursday, and the winners will be announced on ESPN at 9 p.m on Nov. 4.

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Former Red Adam Duvall, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves last season, also made the list as a finalist in left field. Tucker Barnhart, the Gold Glove winner at catcher in 2017, is not a finalist.

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This is the fifth straight season Hamilton has been a finalist. He has never won the award. Votto is a finalist for the third time. He won a Gold Glove in 2011.

Here’s how the winners are picked, according to Rawlings: “Each manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their League, and cannot vote for players from their own team. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The SABR Defensive Index™ comprises approximately 25 percent of the overall selection total, with the managers and coaches’ vote continuing to carry the majority.”

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