FORMER LSU INFIELDER DJ LEMAHIEU WINS GOLD GLOVE AWARD FOR THIRD TIME
infielder DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World
Series title, was named the winner Sunday night of the 2018 National
League Gold Glove Award at second base.
Gold Glove Award is the third of LeMahieu’s career, as he was also the
National League recipient at second base in 2014 and in 2017. The award
is presented each year to the best defensive player at each position in
both the National League and American League.
became the fifth player in Rockies history to win at least three Gold
Gloves. The other four are Nolan Arenado, Larry Walker, Carlos González
and Todd Helton.
LeMahieu committed only four
errors during the 2018 season, posting a .993 fielding percentage while
recording 378 assists and turning 83 double plays.
a 2015 and 2017 National League All-Star, helped lead the Rockies to
the playoffs this season, batting .276 in 128 games during the regular
season with 32 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, 62 RBI and 90 runs
LeMahieu, a native of Bloomfield Hills,
Mich., played at LSU in 2008 and 2009 and signed with the Chicago Cubs
after he was selected in the second round of the ’09 MLB Draft.
hit .344 during his college career with 24 doubles, five triples, 11
homers and 87 RBI. He was named to the 2009 College World Series
All-Tournament team, batting .444 during the Tigers’ drive to the