Grading the 2013 MLB Gold Glove Award Selections

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Grading the 2013 MLB Gold Glove Award Selections

MLB's 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners have been announced during an hourlong announcement show on ESPN 2. Now, let the debate begin.

The top three finalists were announced at each position last week, setting the stage for the top vote-getters to wait for the decision over the weekend.

For the first time in history, a sabermetrics component went into the voting. With the historic agreement between Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc. and the Society for American Baseball Research, voting changed in a drastic way.

With the dust settled, hardware now belongs to nine outstanding fielders in each league. Did the voters get it right? How much of a difference did the numbers make to past winners? Were the winners truly deserving?

After projecting the Gold Glove winners last week, let's grade the actual selections based on the entire body of work in the 2013 season.

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