Arenado, LeMahieu, Chatwood named Wilson Defensive Players of the Year

It was announced today that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, second baseman DJ LeMahieu and pitcher Tyler Chatwood have been named Wilson Defensive Players of the Year at their respective positions.

November 11th, 2017

DENVER - It was announced today that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, second baseman DJ LeMahieu and pitcher Tyler Chatwood have been named Wilson Defensive Players of the Year at their respective positions.

This is Arenado's third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year Award and the second time LeMahieu has been named Wilson's top defender at second base after also winning in 2013. This is the first award for Tyler Chatwood, and the first defensive award of any kind awarded to a Rockies pitcher.

Notes on each player below.

Arenado

LeMahieu

Chatwood

  • One of 12 Major League pitchers to record a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
  • Ranked third among National League pitchers with 37 assists and first with a 2.26 assists per nine innings.
  • Tied for the Major League lead among pitchers with nine defensive runs saved (also: Dallas Keuchel).