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Nationals’ 3B Anthony Rendon an NL Gold Glove finalist at third

NL third basemen Anthony Rendon, Nolan Arenado and Justin Turner were named the finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award at third base.

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Rawlings announced their list of finalists for the Gold Glove at each position in each league this afternoon. Washington Nationals’ third baseman Anthony Rendon is one finalist in the National League, along with Colorado Rockies’ infielder Nolan Arenado and Los Angeles Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner.

With a bat in his hand, Rendon put up a .270/.348/.450 line with 38 doubles and 20 home runs in 156 games and 647 plate appearances in a 4.7 fWAR campaign.

With a glove on his hand, the Nationals’ 2011 1st Round pick led all qualified NL third basemen with a .976 fld%, ahead of Arenado (.974, 2nd in NL) and Turner (.972, tied 3rd).

His nine errors on the season were the least among qualified third basemen (tied with Turner and Martin Prado). Arenado committed 13 errors.

Rendon’s (8) Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) were the second-most in the National League, ahead of Turner (7 DRS), but behind Arenado (20 DRS), while Turner led the National League in Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) at (14.1) with Rendon second (10.6) and Arenado third (6.2) amongst qualified NL third baseman.

Will either Rendon or Turner be able to unseat Arenado, who’s won three straight NL Gold Gloves? If Rendon takes it, he’ll be the second National to win the Gold Glove at third base, joining Ryan Zimmerman, who won his first (and only) Gold Glove at third back in 2009.