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Predicting All 2013 AL, NL Gold Glove Award Winners
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Gold Glove awards are often cited in making a case for a player's inclusion in the Hall of Fame and often referenced when touting the prowess of a free agent's defensive skills. Despite this, very little of what went into the process of achieving Gold Glove status was understood.

In a historic agreement between Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. and the Society for American Baseball Research, the process of determining the best fielders in baseball changed, for the better, on August 19, 2013.

With the winners set to be unveiled, don't expect gut feeling or highlight reel plays to determine the 2013 Gold Glove winners.

Instead, every single defense play charted, along with those highlight reel moments, will factor into determining the most deserving fielders from the 2013 season.

Using a combination of defensive numbers from Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs, along with the eye test from watching thousands of innings of baseball this summer, here are predictions for all the 2013 Gold Gloves winners.

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