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Rawlings Baseball announced their 2021 Gold Glove Award Finalists on Thursday, and Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto and pitcher Zack Wheeler were finalists at their respective positions.

Realmuto was a finalist for the Gold Glove Award at catcher in 2019—his first season with the Phillies—and won. It was the first of his career. The 3x All-Star was snubbed for the award in 2020, but is once again back in the conversation for the award for his defensive performance in 2021.

In 118 games behind the plate, Realmuto posted a .999 fielding percentage, 26% caught stealing percentage, 1,057 putouts, 30 assists, and one error in 973 innings.

Realmuto is up against St. Louis Cardinals veteran and likely Hall-of-Famer Yadier Molina and Pittsburgh Pirates Jacob Stallings for the National League honor.


Zack Wheeler, on the other hand, is up for the first Gold Glove Award of his career at pitcher. In 2021, the Phillies' ace produced a .958 fielding percentage with 20 putouts, 26 assists, four double plays, and just two errors.

Wheeler is competing with Atlanta Braves Max Fried and Chicago Cubs Zach Davies for the award.

The winners will be revealed on Sunday, Nov. 7, on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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