Dewan: 2018 Fielding Bible Award winners

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on October 29, 2018:

The 2018 Fielding Bible Awards have officially been announced, with 10 winners being recognized for defensive excellence during the regular season. That includes one winner at each position, as well as a multi-position honoree.

Half of the winners are first-timers, including three infielders—Matt Olson (Athletics, 1B), Kolten Wong (Cardinals, 2B), Matt Chapman (Athletics, 3B) — along with Jeff Mathis (Diamondbacks, C) and Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks, P).

The others are repeat choices—Andrelton Simmons (Angels, SS), Alex Gordon (Royals, LF), Lorenzo Cain (Brewers, CF), Mookie Betts (Red Sox, RF) and Javier Baez (Cubs, Multi-Position). Simmons’ six awards (won consecutively) match the most of any player since the award began in 2006 (Yadier Molina also has six). Gordon has won four times, with this being his first since 2014. Cain previously won once, as the Multi-Position honoree in 2014. Betts and Baez have each won three times, also consecutively.

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Originally published: October 29, 2018. Last Updated: October 29, 2018.