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Francisco Lindor wins Gold Glove because duh

This is probably the first of many for the young star.

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The most important vote of the night has been completed: Francisco Lindor is your American League Gold Glove winner at shortstop. The Cleveland Indians’ 22-year-old superstar in the making beat out Andrelton Simmons and Jose Iglesias for the award, the first of his career.

Lindor trailed only Simmons in defensive runs saved among AL shortstops this season, but he had a much higher ultimate zone rating (20.8 compared to 15.4), and much better range, overall. As much as they shouldn’t, offensive numbers likely factored into voters’ decision as well — another category that Lindor has a huge edge in.

If anything, you can look at Simmons as what Lindor was expected to turn into as a prospect: excellent defense and a passable bat. Lindor certainly has the defense, but his offense has turned into something else, entirely. It’s going to be an exciting future for the Tribe with Lindor in the fold.

Lindor was the only Indians player nominated for a Gold Glove award. The rest of the winners can be found on CBS Sports.