Keuchel is the only pitcher in franchise history to win a Gold Glove Award and is just the fourth Astro at any position to win four-or-more Gold Glove Awards, joining second baseman Craig Biggio (1994-97), outfielder Cesar Cedeño (1972-76) and third baseman Doug Rader (1970-74).
Oakland, Colorado and Arizona each had two Gold Glove winners in the infield.
Astros players Alex Bregman and Martin Maldonado were also finalists for Gold Glove Awards. He is the first AL pitcher to win four Gold Gloves in a five-year span since Kenny Rogers won four of five from 2002-06. "We play a lot of games throughout the season, and winning awards isn't what you strive for; the most important part to me is working to help my team win".
The SABR Defensive Index, which, according to the SABR Twitter, was used to choose the winners, wasn't exactly kind to Smoak. Voting opens at 9 p.m. CT on November 4th and will end at 9 p.m. CT on November 8th. Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte and Braves right fielder Nick Markakis also won in the NL.
Each manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their league, and can not vote for players on their own team.
Balloting for the Gold Glove Award includes votes from each manager and six coaches from their staff who can not vote for players from their own team, and a sabermetric component accounts for 25 percent of the overall voting total. The votes accounted for 75 percent of the determining score.