Angels’ Griffin Canning wins Gold Glove for work on the mound

Like a lot of secondary school baseball players, Griffin Canning played a setting when he had not been pitching at Santa Margarita Catholic High.

So when he reached UCLA as well as only pitched, he required a method to “kind of display, to have some fun on the area.”

That, Canning claimed, was to concentrate on his protection on the mound, which was rewarded on Tuesday evening when the Angels right-hander won a Gold Glove.

“It’s something I have actually always taken quite seriously,” stated Canning, who also won a Gold Handwear cover in university.

Canning became just the second Angels bottle to win a Gold Handwear cover, although Mark Langston won 5 of them from 1991-95.

Canning is the Angels’ 21st different gamer to win a minimum of one Gold Glove, the first because shortstop Andrelton Simmons in 2018.

This award, nevertheless, was a little various. Since the season was shortened to 60 video games, there was a restricted example size on which to base the awards. Additionally, the voting of managers and trains was avoided this year because teams really did not play all the various other groups in their league.

Instead, the honors were based only on defensive metrics. Canning led American Organization bottles with three Defensive Runs Saved, although that reflected simply 16 total opportunities in the 56-1/3 innings he pitched.

“I can not also keep in mind that lots of plays that I had this year,” Canning said, “so (the metrics) aren’t anything that I have focused on really.”

Another Southern The golden state product was amongst the AL champions: Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford (Lakewood High).

Here are all the victors:


American Organization: Evan White (Seattle)

National League: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs)


AL: Cesar Hernandez (Cleveland)

NL: Kolten Wong (St. Louis)


AL: J.P. Crawford (Seattle)

NL: Javier Báez (Chicago Cubs)


AL: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Texas)

NL: Nolan Arenado (Colorado)


AL: Alex Gordon (Kansas City)

NL: Tyler O’Neill (St. Louis)


AL: Luis Robert (Chicago White Sox)

NL: Trent Grisham (San Diego)


AL: Joey Gallo (Texas)

NL: Mookie Betts (Dodgers)


AL: Roberto Pérez (Cleveland)

NL: Tucker Barnhart (Cincinnati)


AL: Lion Canning (Angels)

NL: Max Fried (Atlanta)

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