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Zach Davies named a finalist for NL Gold Glove award

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Davies’ underrated fielding ability is getting some recognition, as Rawlings names him one of three finalists for a Gold Glove

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The Milwaukee Brewers haven't been known for defensive prowess in recent years, but at least one member of the team is getting some recognition for his slick glovework.

And no, it's not the human highlight reel Orlando Arcia.

Zach Davies was announced as one of the three National League "finalists" at pitcher by Rawlings this afternoon. He's joined by Atlanta's R.A. Dickey and former Brewer Zack Greinke.

Davies has lowkey been one of the better defenders on the mound during his short time with the Brewers. Considering his profile, every bit of defense helps, and he hasn't been afraid to help his own cause, whether it's hustling off the mound on grounders to first or quickly pouncing on bunt attempts.

If we're being realistic, Greinke is probably going to win the award -- he's won 3 in a row, and these tend to be awarded on reputation and star power -- but it's still a nice bit of recognition for a guy who often gets overlooked on his own team.

While we're on the topic of former Brewers, Martin Maldonado earned his first Gold Glove nomination for his work with the Angels this year. Gerardo Parra — who the Brewers traded to Baltimore to get Davies — also earned another nomination in left field for Colorado. You can find a list of other nominees on Rawlings' Twitter feed.

Winners will be announced on an awards show airing on ESPN at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7th.

The Brewers haven't had a Gold Glove winner since Carlos Gomez earned one in 2013.