Judge, Gardner among Gold Glove finalists

Pair of outfielders among the nominees for prestigious defensive award

Judge, Gardner among Gold Glove finalists

Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner are among the finalists for an American League Gold Glove Award, given annually since 1957 to the standout defensive players at each position in each league.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners will be announced on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. One player from each league will also be named a Platinum Glove Award winner.

All-time AL Gold Glove Award winners

Gardner is vying for his second defensive honor after taking home his first Gold Glove Award in 2016. In doing so, he became the first Yankees outfielder to win the award since Bernie Williams won four in a row from 1997-2000.

He's competing against the Royals' Alex Gordon and the Angels' Justin Upton in left field.

Gardner's leaping grab in left

Judge, meanwhile, can add some hardware to an incredible rookie campaign that included an AL-leading 52 home runs. The 25-year-old is a near-lock to win AL Rookie of the Year and among the candidates for the AL Most Valuable Player Award.

Judge is up against the Angels' Kole Calhoun and the Red Sox's Mookie Betts in right field.

This year's Gold Glove Awards represent just one way the game's top performers will be recognized. Voting is underway now for the Esurance MLB Awards, which annually honor MLB's greatest achievements as part of an industry-wide balloting process. MLB Awards season will culminate on Friday, Nov. 17, when winners are announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.