Houston Astros starting pitching Dallas Keuchel struggled this season on the mound. But one fact didn’t change, Keuchel can field his position.
For the third year in a row, Keuchel has been the reception of the Field Bible Award among pitchers in the major leagues — Keuchel has won the AL Gold Glove award the previous two season as well.
Fielding Bible announcement said:
Pitcher – Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros
One day Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks) will win a Fielding Bible Award, but 2016 was not to be on the last ballot to come in gave a repeat award to Dallas Keuchel. Greinke had a first place votes than Keuchel, four vs. three, but an eighth place vote and a fifth place vote for Greinke did him in. The final point total was 103 to 100, Keuchel over Greinke. The voting panel recognized defensive excellence among pitchers throughout Major League Baseball, also giving first place votes to Bartolo Colon-Mets (3), Masahiro Tanaka-Yankees (1) and Jake Arrieta-Cubs (1).
Keuchel did not commit an error in 32 total chances this season while recording 27 assists.