6 Cardinals players named finalists for Gold Glove Award

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals were statistically one of the best run-preventing teams in all of Major League Baseball – the number of Gold Glove finalists helps prove that. 

Catcher Yadier Molina, pitcher Jack Flaherty, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second baseman Kolten Wong, short stop Paul DeJong and center fielder Harrison Bader are all finalists for 2019 Gold Glove Awards. 

If selected as the winner, it would be a first for Flaherty, Wong, DeJong and Bader. Molina won his ninth career Gold Glove last season, putting him just one behind Ivan Rodriguez and Johnny Bench who have the most among MLB catchers. 

Goldschmidt has won three career Gold Gloves during his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2013, 2015, 2017). 

The Cardinals middle infield was among the best in baseball, with Wong as the No. 1 second baseman in baseball for defensive runs saved and DeJong leading the NL with 11.4 Ultimate Zone Rating. 

Here's the full list of nominees in the NL and AL: 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

PITCHERJack Flaherty, CardinalsZack Greinke, D-backsAaron Nola, Phillies

CATCHERAustin Hedges, PadresYadier Molina, CardinalsJ.T. Realmuto, Phillies

FIRST BASEChristian Walker, D-backsPaul Goldschmidt, CardinalsAnthony Rizzo, Cubs

SECOND BASEOzzie Albies, BravesKolten Wong, CardinalsAdam Frazier, Pirates

THIRD BASENolan Arenado, RockiesAnthony Rendon, NationalsJosh Donaldson, Braves

SHORTSTOPPaul DeJong, CardinalsTrevor Story, RockiesNick Ahmed, D-backs

LEFT FIELDJuan Soto, NationalsDavid Peralta, D-backsHunter Renfroe, Padres

CENTER FIELDVictor Robles, NationalsLorenzo Cain, BrewersHarrison Bader, Cardinals

RIGHT FIELDBryce Harper, PhilliesJason Heyward, CubsCody Bellinger, Dodgers

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PITCHERJose Berrios, TwinsMike Leake, MarinersLucas Giolito, White Sox

CATCHERDanny Jansen, Blue JaysChristian Vázquez, Red SoxRoberto Pérez, Indians

FIRST BASEYuli Gurriel, AstrosMatt Olson, A'sJustin Smoak, Blue Jays

SECOND BASEJosé Altuve, AstrosDJ LeMahieu, YankeesYolmer Sánchez, White Sox

THIRD BASEAlex Bregman, AstrosDavid Fletcher, AngelsMatt Chapman, A's

SHORTSTOPMarcus Semien, A'sAndrelton Simmons, AngelsFrancisco Lindor, Indians

LEFT FIELDRobbie Grossman, A'sAlex Gordon, RoyalsAndrew Benintendi, Red Sox

CENTER FIELDKevin Kiermaier, RaysMike Trout, AngelsJackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox

RIGHT FIELDKole Calhoun, AngelsMookie Betts, Red SoxJosh Reddick, Astros

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