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Matt Chapman Named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

November 6, 2019

Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman has been named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at third base for the second consecutive season. Chapman, 26, led Major Leaguers regardless of position in ultimate zone rating (14.8) and won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove last week. He led Major

Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman has been named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at third base for the second consecutive season.

Chapman, 26, led Major Leaguers regardless of position in ultimate zone rating (14.8) and won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove last week. He led Major League third basemen in defensive runs saved (18), total chances (466), putouts (146), fielding percentage (.981), and zone rating (.834), while ranking second in assists (311). Offensively, he set career highs in runs (102), home runs (36), RBI (91), walks (73), and extra base hits (75), while batting .249 (145-for-583). He led American League third basemen and ranked fourth among Major League third basemen in home runs and was second among AL third basemen in RBI.

The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award recognizes the top defensive player at each position, as well as the top overall defensive player, and the top overall defensive team. Winners are determined by using a formula that combines traditional defensive stats with advanced metrics, as well as the data logged by Inside Edge.