Major League Baseball's awards season is about to get in full swing, and late Tuesday night, players from both leagues were recognized for defensive excellence as the Gold Glove winners were announced.
No members of the World Series-winning Houston Astros made the squad this year. And no Los Angeles Dodgers, the team with the majors' best record and the team the Astros beat in the World Series, captured awards.
Rounding out the National League winners are Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (third), Colorado second baseman DJ LeMahieu (second), San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (third) and Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte (second).
According to MLB.com, managers and coaches account for 75 percent of the selection process. They vote within their league but are not allowed to vote for players on their own teams.
The other 25 percent goes to the sabermetrics community.
Since 1958, separate AL and NL Gold Gloves have been awarded.
On Wednesday, the MLB Players Choice Awards will be announced. On Thursday, Silver Slugger Award winners will be given to the top offensive player at each position.
Next week, the Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP awards will be announced.