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MLB Defensive Player of the Year
Year Player Team Position
2019 Roberto Perez Cleveland (AL) C
2018 Matt Chapman Oakland (AL) 3B
2017 Byron Buxton Minnesota (AL) CF
2016 Mookie Betts Boston (AL) RF
2015 Andrelton Simmons Atlanta (NL) SS
2014 Jason Heyward Atlanta (NL) RF
Defensive Player of the Year by Position
2019
Year Player Team Position
2019 Zack Greinke Arizona (NL) P
2019 Roberto Perez Cleveland (AL) C
2019 Freddie Freeman Atlanta (NL) 1B
2019 Kolten Wong St. Louis (NL) 2B
2019 Matt Chapman Oakland (AL) 3B
2019 Andrelton Simmons LA Angels (AL) SS
2019 David Peralta Arizona (NL) LF
2019 Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee (NL) CF
2019 Aaron Judge NY Yankees (AL) RF
2018
Year Player Team Position
2018 Zack Greinke Arizona (NL) P
2018 Mike Zunino Seattle (AL) C
2018 Freddie Freeman Atlanta (NL) 1B
2018 DJ LeMahieu Colorado (NL) 2B
2018 Matt Chapman Oakland (AL) 3B
2018 Andrelton Simmons LA Angels (AL) SS
2018 Alex Gordon Kansas City (AL) LF
2018 Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay (AL) CF
2018 Mookie Betts Boston (AL) RF
2017
Year Player Team Position
2017 Tyler Chatwood Colorado (NL) P
2017 Martin Maldonado LA Angels (AL) C
2017 Carlos Santana Cleveland (AL) 1B
2017 DJ LeMahieu Colorado (NL) 2B
2017 Nolan Arenado Colorado (NL) 3B
2017 Andrelton Simmons LA Angels (AL) SS
2017 Alex Gordon Kansas City (AL) LF
2017 Byron Buxton Minnesota (AL) CF
2017 Yasiel Puig LA Dodgers (NL) RF
2016
Year Player Team Position
2016 Zack Greinke Arizona (NL) P
2016 Buster Posey San Francisco (NL) C
2016 Anthony Rizzo Chi Cubs (NL) 1B
2016 Dustin Pedroia Boston (AL) 2B
2016 Nolan Arenado Colorado (NL) 3B
2016 Brandon Crawford San Francisco (NL) SS
2016 Brett Gardner NY Yankees (AL) LF
2016 Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay (AL) CF
2016 Mookie Betts Boston (AL) RF
2015
Year Player Team Position
2015 Jacob deGrom NY Mets (NL) P
2015 Buster Posey San Francisco (NL) C
2015 Paul Goldschmidt Arizona (NL) 1B
2015 Dee Gordon Miami (NL) 2B
2015 Nolan Arenado Colorado (NL) 3B
2015 Andrelton Simmons Atlanta (NL) SS
2015 Starling Marte Pittsburgh (NL) LF
2015 Kevin Pillar Toronto (AL) CF
2015 Jason Heyward St. Louis (NL) RF
2014
Year Player Team Position
2014 Johnny Cueto Cincinnati (NL) P
2014 Russell Martin Pittsburgh (NL) C
2014 Adrian Gonzalez LA Dodgers (NL) 1B
2014 Ian Kinsler Detroit (AL) 2B
2014 Juan Uribe LA Dodgers (NL) 3B
2014 Andrelton Simmons Atlanta (NL) SS
2014 Alex Gordon Kansas City (AL) LF
2014 Lorenzo Cain Kansas City (AL) CF
2014 Jason Heyward Atlanta (NL) RF
AL & NL Defensive Players of the Year
American League
Year Player Team Position
2013 Dustin Pedroia Boston 2B
2012 Mike Trout LA Angels OF
National League
Year Player Team Position
2013 Gerardo Parra Arizona OF
2012 Michael Bourn Atlanta OF