New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been named a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Wright was one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove at his position.
In addition to Wright, Chase Headley of San Diego and Aramis Ramirez from Milwaukee were also named finalists. Wright, who has previously won two Gold Glove Awards, is considered the favorite to win this season. If he were to win his third Gold Glove Award this season, Wright would tie Rey Ordonez and Carlos Beltran for the second-most awards in team history. Keith Hernandez holds the Mets' team record with six Gold Gloves.
Wright hasn't won a Gold Glove since the 2008 season, but led National League third basemen in advanced defensive metrics this season. Wright was second in the major leagues in defensive runs saved among third baseman this season, finishing with a career-high 16.
The 2012 Gold Glove winners will be announced on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. as part of an awards show on ESPN2. No other Mets were named to the list of finalists.