Oh... Trout for sure.
The guys winning are a pretty good bunch, but there are still some reputation picks.
It reminds of some years when Lidstrom got a Norris candidate-nod even though he wasn't that great.
The CF picks were by far the worst.
And I don't even care about errors... a few errors... that's just a few outs that aren't made.
But a great range-y center-fielder can get to an extra 20 balls a year (and that won't show up in most statistics that the voters review).
is my favourite statistic and very good.
3.0 Bourn (ATL)
2.2 Trout (LAA)
-0.2 McCutcheon (PIT)
-1.3 Jones (BAL) - This is actually the 3rd WORST rating for a qualified CF.
It's as if the voters thinking goes:
"OK, in the American League I'm gonna go with Adam Jones... Baltimore had a good year, they deserve to win something... and Trout won ROY, so that's that. In the National League, well... I'm giving the RF golden glove to Heyward, so that's one for Atlanta, that's enough. Pittsburgh had a pretty good year, I'll give McCutcheon the golden glove".
If a guy has a defensive wins above replacement that is negative... the team could've put an average guy at that position and done better.
The rest of the picks were pretty decent I thought.