One of the few bright spots from 2014 was pitcher Dallas Keuchel. As part of his breakout season, Keuchel was named the 2014 Gold Glove Award winner for AL pitchers. On Friday, he was formally presented with his award:
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Keuchel dominated the league in ground ball rate, posting a 63.5%* ground ball rate which was 6.5% higher than the next pitcher on the list. He lead the league in fielding chances (66), assists (47), and range factor (2.93). Keuchel had one error in 2014 with a .985 fielding percentage.
The Astros ace is already off to strong start in 2015, leading the league again in total chances (8), assists (7), and range factor (5.14).
The Astros will celebrate Keuchel's Gold Glove award on May 16, they giving away a Dallas Keuchel "Gold Glove" Gnome presented by H-E-B.
*stat courtesy of FanGraphs