Enrique Bradfield Jr. Wins Second Gold Glove Award

Enrique Bradfield Jr. holding the SEC Tournament trophy. Photo: Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics

Vanderbilt baseball star Enrique Bradfield Jr. is a Gold Glove Award winner for the second time in his career as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods on Wednesday (June 21).

The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007 and are presented annually to the top defensive players from each division of collegiate and high school baseball.

Bradfield was a defensive stalwart for the Dores once again this season, patrolling center field and making countless highlight-reel plays.

Bradfield had the most putouts among SEC outfielders without committing a single error during the regular season. His speed and ability in center field played a role in Vanderbilt ranking third in NCAA DI in hits allowed per nine innings and 14th in DI in fielding percentage.

Bradfield earned NCBWA All-American and ABCA All-Region honors while also being named to the All-SEC Second Team and the All-Defensive Team.

Bradfield became Vandy’s all-time leading base stealer in his junior campaign. The outfielder once again led the SEC in stolen bases in 2023 with 37. He totaled 69 runs scored to lead the Commodores and had the third-most hits on the team.

Bradfield became Vanderbilt’s fourth Gold Glove winner as a freshman in 2021, joining Sonny Gray, Vince Conde and Jeren Kendall. He’s the first Commodore to win the award twice in his career.

Steven Boero