The Braves have four Gold Glove Award finalists including the team’s entire starting outfield.
Center fielder Michael Bourn, right fielder Jason Heyward and left fielder Martin Prado are finalists at their respective positions along with Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Winners will be named at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday during an hour-long Gold Glove show on ESPN2.
Cincinnati led the majors with six finalists, while the Braves had the second-most among NL teams. There were three finalists at each NL position except shortstop, where four were named.
Prado played five different positions in 2012 but was nominated at left field, where he made 111 starts and played in 119 games. He also started 20 games at third base, 11 at shortstop, eight at second base and four at first base.
Heyward won the 2012 Fielding Bible Award as the best defensive right fielder in the major leagues based on statistical analysis. He’s up against Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Andre Ethier for the Gold Glove, which is selected by voting among major league managers and coaches.
Bourn was a two-time former Gold Glove winner with Houston in 2009 and 2010, the only Braves finalist to have previously won the award. He’s up against Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and Cincinnati’s Drew Stubbs.
Joining Freeman as first-base finalists are Cincinnati’s Joey Votto and ex-Brave Adam LaRoche.
Prado’s competition in left field comes from Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun and Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez.