Kole Calhoun Wins Gold Glove

Los Angeles Angels' outfielder, Kole Calhoun, wins Gold Glove Award for right fielders in the American League

Only so few are honored with the title, "Gold Glove Award Winner." This past season, one young man gained that title, as Los Angeles Angels right fielder, Kole Calhoun, was named the Gold Glove Winner for right field in the American League.


Calhoun, 28, beat out opposing outfielders, J.D. Martinez (Detroit) and Josh Reddick (Oakland) to take home the award, the first of his career. Calhoun became the first Angels player to win the award since Erick Aybar won in 2009 as the league's top defensive shortstop, and first outfielder since Torii Hunter won in consecutive years from 2008-09. Calhoun joins Hunter, Ken Berry (1972), Rick Miller (1978), Gary Pettis (1985-86), Devon White (1988-89), Jim Edmonds (1997-98) and Darin Erstad (2000, '02) in winning the award, giving the Angels 12 outfield Gold Glove Awards in their franchise history.

Calhoun led all American League right fielders in defensive runs saved at six, and ultimate zone rating (13.8) Calhoun's season saw a .989 defensive fielding percentage, which was second best in the AL, and 11 assist, third best. Calhoun only had four errors in 357 chances, which also led the American League for right fielders.

Calhoun's teammate and outfielder counterpart, Mike Trout, was a finalist for the award in center field but fell to Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier who led all baseball in defensive runs saved at 42.

Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for Scout.com, and can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.

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