On Tuesday night, Rawlings announced the 2016 Gold Glove winners and Starling Marte took home the award for National League left fielders for the second straight season. This was the fourth consecutive year that he was a finalist for the award.
Marte played 114 games total in left field this season, seeing 220 fewer innings this year at the position than he did in 2015. He led all National League outfielders with 17 assists, and he committed four errors. Baseball-Reference has him at 1.3 dWAR for 2016, slightly down from the 2.0 mark he put up last season. Fangraphs had Marte with 17 defensive runs saved, one behind NL leader Jason Heyward.
Marte is the first multi-time winner for the Pirates since Barry Bonds won three consecutive seasons from 1990 until 1992 and Andy Van Slyke won five straight from 1988 until 1992. The only other multi-time winners in the outfield for the Pirates were Dave Parker and Roberto Clemente.