Perez, who is one of four first-time honorees
on the all-defensive team, threw out an American League-best
40.8 percent of base steals (20 of 49) this season.
Also claiming their first Wilson team honor are three other
position players: St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten
Wong, Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta and New
York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge.
The Houston Astros, named Defensive Team of the Year, also
received an award for the first time.
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons won for the sixth
time, Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain earned his
fourth award and Diamondbacks/Astros pitcher Zack Greinke won
for the third time.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Oakland
Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman each won for the second
time. Chapman was the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year.
Wilson began picking a top defensive player in 2012 and added
the team award in 2014.
--Field Level Media
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