Gold Glove: Christian Yelich
The Brewers have a couple of good, but not great candidates for this award. Included are Christian Yelich, Orlando Arcia, Lorenzo Cain and Keon Broxton. Manny Pina might fit into this category as well.
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Broxton would be an easy choice, but his lack of time in the majors makes it difficult to validate his selection. He’s spent most of his time in Triple-A, having only appeared in 14 games for the Brewers this season. So that eliminates him.
Arcia probably has the rawest talent defensively of any player, but has been sent down to the minors twice now. He also is second on the team in errors with seven.
That leaves me with Yelich. Yelich previously won the Gold Glove in 2014 and is consistently one of the most stout defenders Milwaukee has. He moves all over the outfield and routinely plays either of the corner positions. He may not make the spectacular plays like Broxton or Arcia, but he’s able to cover a lot of ground in the outfield with his long strides. Because of that, Yelich takes home the first-half Gold Glove award.