Chapman Beats out Arenado as Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado’s understudy in high school, took a step ahead of the mentor on Wednesday. Chapman not only won the Wilson Defensive Third Baseman of the Year honors for 2018, but he was voted the Defensive Player of the Year. Arenado did win the NL Gold Glove at third base, which is sponsored by Rawlings, for the sixth time in his six big-league seasons.

The Winners Are . . .

POSITION WINNER TEAM # of WDPOY’s Won
Catcher Mike Zunino Mariners 1st
1B Freddie Freeman Braves 1st
2B DJ LeMahieu Rockies 3rd (‘13, ’17, ‘18)
3B Matt Chapman Athletics 1st
SS Andrelton Simmons Angels 5th (’13, ’14, ’15, ’17, ‘18)
LF Alex Gordon Royals 3rd (’14, ’17, ’18)
CF Kevin Kiermaier Rays 2nd (’16, ’18)
RF Mookie Betts Red Sox 2nd (’16, ’18)
P Zack Greinke Diamondbacks 2nd (’16, ’18)
Player of Year Matt Chapman Athletics 1st
Defensive Team Arizona D-backs 2nd (’15, ’18)
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