Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Gloves. The Red Sox have three candidates.
Center field: Jacoby Ellsbury along with Lorenzo Cain (Royals) and Adam Jones (Orioles).
Right field: Shane Victorino along with Nick Markakis (Orioles) and Josh Reddick (Athletics).
Second base: Dustin Pedroia along with Robinson Cano (Yankees) and Ben Zobrist (Rays).
Mike Napoli has a gripe at first base. Chris Davis (Orioles), Eric Hosmer (Royals) and James Loney (Rays) are the finalists. Napoli had the highest UZR in the American League among first basemen and fewer errors than Hosmer and Loney.
But votes by managers and coaches account for 75 percent of the process and they often go by reputation and Napoli was thought of more as a catcher than a first baseman at the start of the season. Objective input from the Society for American Baseball Research also is used.