The 32-year-old beat Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles and Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians to win the award. He was one of three American League finalists at his position for the award.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart has been named victor of the National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his position. The Platinum Glove will be awarded November 10, during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony. Cain has never won a Gold Glove.
Goldschmidt, 30, captured his third Gold Glove distinction to cap a stellar season that puts him firmly in the MVP conversation.
Other Marlins Gold Glove Award winners are: catcher Charles Johnson (1995, '96, '97); pitcher Mark Buehrle (2012); first baseman Derrek Lee (2003); second basemen Luis Castillo (2003, '04, '05) and Dee Gordon (2015); third baseman Mike Lowell (2005); and outfielder Christian Yelich (2014). Hosmer's four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are tied with Perez for third-most all-time among Kansas City players. His 2.8 Defensive WAR as calculated by Baseball Reference led all National League players and ranked second among all Major League players (SS Andrelton Simmons, 4.2). He was also tops among AL first basemen in innings (1338.0) and total chances (1314), while finishing second in putouts (1314) and fourth in fielding percentage (.997).
The Royals have won a total of 32 Rawlings Gold Gloves in franchise history, with 13 different players honored.
The awards are decided by votes from managers and coaches in each league.