Carlos Santana and Moreland, who are both finalists, deserve to be. Fine. But the third finalist was... Eric Hosmer? Hosmer is not a good defensive first baseman. Among the thirteen AL first baseman with at least 800 innings at the position in 2017, Hosmer ranks 11th is Defensive Runs Saved (-7 DRS—ouch) and 10th in Ultimate Zone Rating (-0.3 UZR).
Of course, Hosmer hit .318/.385/.498 with 25 home runs. Mauer only hit .305/.384/.417 with 7 home runs.