A-Gon, Uribe corner Defensive Player of the Year awards
LOS ANGELES -- First baseman Adrian Gonzalez and third baseman Juan Uribe of the Dodgers were each named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday.
The award honors the best player at each position in the Major Leagues and is determined using a formula that combines traditional stats with advanced metrics, as well as data logged by the baseball experts working for the scouting service Inside Edge.
The awards were announced on MLB Network.
Gonzalez, who also led MLB in RBIs, was charged with six errors, a dramatic improvement from 2013, when he committed a career-high 11 errors, most during the first half of the season when he played through a badly sprained neck.
Gonzalez said recently he is proudest of his ability to save bad throws (12 saved runs this year). He finished first in the league for first basemen in putouts and assists.
Uribe earned the honor despite playing only 102 games on defense.
Gonzalez's honor comes one day after he won a National League Gold Glove Award for the fourth time in his career. Gonzalez also won the Fielding Bible Award as top defensive first baseman in 2014.