LOS ANGELES — The Red Sox have five finalists for a Gold Glove, including their entire outfield. The winners will be announced Nov. 4.
Managers and up to six coaches per team vote for the award, with 25 percent of the selection process tied to a formula devised by the Society for American Baseball Research.
Mookie Betts, a two-time winner, is again a finalist in right field with Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Kole Calhoun of the Angels.
Betts led all right fielders with 20 defensive runs saved, a reputable statistic compiled by Baseball Information Solutions.
Jackie Bradley Jr. is a finalist in 2014 and ’16 but has yet to win the award. He is competing with Adam Engel of the White Sox and Mike Trout of the Angels.
Bradley, somewhat curiously, was minus-2 in DRS but was second among center fielders with an 8.7 ultimate zone rating.
Andrew Benintendi is a first-time finalist in left field, a testament to how much he has improved. Kansas City’s Alex Gordon, a five-time winner, is again a finalist along with Brett Gardner of the Yankees, who won in 2016.
At first base, 2016 winner Mitch Moreland is a finalist with Matt Olson of Oakland and Justin Smoak of Toronto.
Ian Kinsler, who also won in 2016, is a finalist at second base with Rougned Odor of the Rangers and Jed Lowrie of the Athletics.