Juan Lagares has won the National League Gold Glove in center field, it was announced Tuesday. He beat out Denard Span and Billy Hamilton.
The news does not come as a shock to any of us who watched Lagares play on a regular basis. The guy is simply phenomenal. He makes the tough plays look easy, and he somehow makes impossible plays possible.
Lagares becomes the third Mets outfielder to win a Gold Glove; Tommie Agee won in 1970 and Carlos Beltran nabbed it three times.
Juan Lagares is also just the 10th Met at any position to win a Gold Glove. In addition to Agee and Beltran, there was Bud Harrelson, Doug Flynn, Keith Hernandez (six times), Ron Darling, Rey Ordonez (three), Robin Ventura and David Wright (two).