Outfielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez were also nominated for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards this year. Barnhart, who made only one error in 110 games this season, became the first Reds catcher to win the award since Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
The awards were voted on by managers and coaches from the American and National Leagues and honor the best individual fielding performances at each position in both leagues.
Canada's Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds was up for the award among NL first basemen but lost out to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt, who won his third career Gold Glove. The Platinum Glove will be awarded November 10, during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony.
The Royals were one of five teams that had two Gold Glove winners. Only Frank White has won more Gold Gloves in franchise history.
Hosmer led the major leagues this season with 34 scoops, a statistic that evaluates how many errant throws a first baseman turns into an out. Hosmer also had a streak of 120 games without being charged with an error, the longest streak by a Royals first baseman, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
· LeMahieu led all National League second basemen in total chances (729), assists (470), double plays (107), fielding percentage (.989), defensive WAR (1.2) and range factor per game (4.71) while ranking third in zone rating (.801).