The 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are underway and the Arizona Diamondbacks have a Gold Glove winner this year. Gerardo Parra won at left fielder in the NL.
Parra had a good season, batting .292 with eight homeruns and 46 RBIs. The left fielder has spent all three of his seasons in the MLB with the Diamondbacks and posted his best statistical year in 2011.
His fielding ability, for which Parra is recognized for with the Gold Glove honors, became a bright spot for the Diamondbacks and their surprise season. Parra's play helped the Diamondbacks on their way to a 94-68 season and an NL West division title.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier joined Parra as NL Gold Glove outfielder recipients. The duo becomes the first pair of teammates to win Gold Gloves in the same year since 2007.
Parra is only 24 years old. He appears to have a bright future as he continues to grow as a fielder in the MLB.