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Gabriel Moreno named Gold Glove Award Finalist in the National League

Oct 16, 2023; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies Brandon Marsh (16) is tagged out at home plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno (14) in the 4th inning during Game 1 of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park.
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At the age of 23, Gabriel Moreno has been named a finalist for the 2023 Gold Glove Award, sharing the spotlight with J.T. Realmuto and Patrick Bailey in the National League.

The Diamondbacks acquired Moreno in a trade in December 2022, a move that has paid significant dividends.

During the regular season, Moreno posted a.284 batting average, but, more importantly, he was one of the best defensive catchers in the MLB.

Moreno’s Defensive Wins Above Replacement (DWAR) of 3.1 set him far ahead of the competition. In 104 games, he committed just three errors and allowed only one passed ball.

Notably, Moreno held the highest Caught Stealing percentage (CS%) among catchers who played in over 100 games at .386, demonstrating his effectiveness at deterring base stealers, even with the challenges posed by larger bases and evolving pickoff rules.

Other Diamondbacks that were named Gold Glove finalists include 1B Christian Walker, and Alek Thomas.

The winners will be announced on November 5th.

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