Robinson Cano said this year that it would be “a dream come true” if he is able to bring home his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award. That could happen today, as the American League winners will be announced this afternoon.
“As a player, you always want to win a Gold Glove or a MVP or a batting title,” Cano said. “You work hard and you want to be one of the best in the game. That’s one of the things that make you work harder every single day.”
Cano, 28, led the American League with a .996 fielding percentage at second base, committing just three errors in 776 total chances – the most chances among all Major League second basemen.
The All-Star also set a Yankees franchise record with 81 consecutive errorless games at second base, from April 23 to July 26. Over the last five seasons, Cano has posted a .987 fielding percentage, handling a Major League high 3,722 chances at second base.
“I thought he should have had it last year,” Yankees infield coach Mick Kelleher said. “This year, it’s his second very good year in a row. It’s not always about making errors. I happen to be working with him every day and that’s a pleasure. As you look around the league and view it, I haven’t seen anybody even close. I think this is his year.”