Carlos Gonzalez a finalist for 2012 Gold Glove LF

Dustin Bradford

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is a finalist for the National League Gold Glove in left field. Martin Prado and Ryan Braun are his competitors.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove in left field, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. The winner for this and all other Gold Glove awards will be announced on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. MT on ESPN2.

Gonzalez, who won a Gold Glove in 2010, will be up against the Atlanta Braves' Martin Prado and the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun. Neither player has won a Gold Glove before.

If we look at FanGraphs' fielding leaders for left field, Carlos Gonzalez struggled mightily in the field, posting a UZR of -8.5 (worst among qualified fielders at his position). His .853 RZR (revised zone rating) also was barely above, while Braun and Prado were classified as great. And visually, Gonzalez did often look lackadaisical and uninterested in the field. He seems to be the weakest candidate of the three.

Each manager and up to six members of each staff were able to vote for these awards and could not vote for their own players.

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