Peralta previously won the prize in 2019. It was his first time receiving the award. Peralta batted 300 this season for Arizona, with five home runs and 34 RBIs. Calhoun won his first and only gold glove with the Los Angeles Angels in 2015. He finished the season with 13 assists vs. 27 errors.
Calhoun has since been replaced by an Angel rookie named Alex Bregman. The former New York Yankee debuted in 2015 and won two gold gloves during his first season with the team. He finished that year with a career-high 11 assists vs. 33 errors.
In 2016, Bregman was replaced by another rookie named Chris Iannetta. The former Colorado Rocketeer received one error message in 2016 while batting.293 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs. In 2017, Iannetta was replaced by an Indian who used to play for the Toronto Blue Jays: Troy Tulowitzki. The former Rockies star received three votes from the managers of all 30 teams last year while batting.292 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs.
This year, it's Peralta's turn again. The Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop received seven out of eight possible votes from the managers of all 30 teams to win the Gold Glove. He had five homers and 37 RBIs before the All-Star break. After the break, he continued to hit well and won his second gold glove.
Peralta hit.293/.352/.516 in 146 games for the Diamondbacks in 2018, setting a career high with 164 hits and 30 home runs. At the end of the season, Peralta received the Silver Slugger award. It was his second consecutive SS title.
He is one of only four players to hit over.300 with at least 15 homers and an average over.275 (the others are Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mike Trout).
In 2017, Peralta had 30 homers and 99 RBI's, becoming the first player since Mark McGwire in 1998 to have 30 or more homers while batting under.280. He finished second to Christian Yelich in voting for the MVP Award.
Peralta made his major league debut on April 17, 2011 vs Los Angeles Dodgers. In that game he had 3 hits out of a possible 9 balls faced. His last hit was a home run off of Clayton Kershaw.
In 2012, Peralta played 81 games and hit.287 with 26 homers and 89 RBI's. In 2013, he played 80 games and hit.318 with 31 homers and 91 RBI's. In 2014, he played 75 games and hit.333 with 35 homers and 100 RBI's. In 2015, he played 82 games and hit.400 with 42 homers and 101 RBI's.
He played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, and Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball (MLB). Peralta signed as an amateur free agent with the Oakland Athletics in 1996.
Major League Baseball later banned Peralta for eight games. He participated in 76 games in 2012, compiling a 3.63 ERA and a 2-6 record. He also led the majors with 37 holds, the most in a single season since the statistic began. Peralta signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the club on November 4, 2012, with club options for 2015 and 2016.
Arenado became the first rookie third baseman in NL history to earn a gold glove. Frank Malzone of the Boston Red Sox earned the award as an American League rookie in 1957. All-star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez was awarded his third gold glove in four years, while all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was refused. The other gold glove went to center fielder Daniel Murphy.
Malzone finished with 231 hits, including 52 doubles, 14 triples and 27 home runs. He scored 105 times and drove in another 102 runners. The Red Sox finished second behind the New York Yankees. Left fielder George Kell hit.462 with 13 homers and 82 RBIs to win the MVP award.
In 1998, Joe Inglett of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the first rookie catcher to win a gold glove. That same year, Ivan Rodriguez of the Colorado Rockies became the first rookie to win the MVP award. First base was won by Mark McGwire of the Oakland Athletics, while second base was taken by Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners. Third base was awarded to Florida's Evan Longoria, and the American League team lost the World Series to the Atlanta Braves.
In 1999, Mike Matheny of the Chicago Cubs became the first rookie manager to win a gold glove. Second base was won by Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers, while third base was taken by Eric Davis of the San Diego Padres.
Five Golden Gloves He has five gold glove honors and four silver slugger trophies to his name. He has won the AL Hank Aaron Award thrice. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1996. In 2000, he was named All-Star Game and World Series MVP.
In addition to these awards, he has been nominated for the AL MVP Award nine times but has never won it. He also has been nominated for the MLB Award three times but has never won it either.
Jorge Luis Posada Jr. was born on January 4th, 1974 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. His father, Jorge Posada Sr., was a former major league pitcher who played for the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers. His mother is an accountant who works for a financial institution. Jorge Jr.'s brother, José Ramón "Joey" Posada, also plays baseball; he is a first baseman who has spent most of his career with the Houston Astros. They are both left-handed batters who have been praised for their power hitting abilities. The two brothers often get confused due to their similar names and appearances, so some people call Joey Jorge instead of Jorge Joe.
Jorge started out his professional career when he came over to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a baseball career.
Peralta began his career as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, where he signed for a $35,000 bonus in 2004. He made his major league debut that year with the Cardinals, and although he appeared in only one game, he was credited with the win after allowing just one hit over four innings of work.
In 2005, Peralta started 31 games for the Memphis Redbirds of the Class A Southern League, going 11-10 with a 4.13 ERA. He returned to Memphis in 2006 and 2007, finishing each season with a 3.93 ERA in 88 appearances (76 starts). The Cardinals chose not to renew his contract following the 2007 season, making him a free agent.
Peralta signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2008, receiving a $1 million salary plus bonuses based on games finished. He ended up playing in 51 games for the Mariners that year, posting a 6-3 record with a 4.14 ERA. He followed that up by pitching well for the Tacoma Rainers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2009, going 14-6 with a 2.83 ERA in 27 games (25 starts). The Mariners decided not to re-sign Peralta following the season and he became a free agent.