For the second consecutive year, the
This year, catcher
The awards will be announced on ESPN2 starting at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wieters, Hardy and right fielder
Markakis played just 102 games in right field this year due to injury and will not repeat as a winner. The three right field AL nominees are Cleveland’s
Wieters will be in competition with three other catchers: Detroit’s
Wieters, the defending winner, threw out 39 percent of would-be base stealers in 2012, better than his 2011 mark of 37 percent, but he also made a league-high 10 errors at catcher after making five in 2011.
Trout is considered the favorite at center field, but shortstop seems to be fairly open with last year’s winner,
In defensive runs saved, Ryan is 27 runs above average, while Hardy is at 18 and Andrus, who made 16 errors this year, is at eight.