Dewan: Announcing the 2017 Fielding Bible Award winners

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on October 31, 2017:

The 2017 Fielding Bible Awards have officially been announced. Of the 10 winners this season, three players are first-time Fielding Bible Award winners, while the other seven have been honored for their defensive prowess previously.

Andrelton Simmons made history by becoming the first ever player to win five consecutive Fielding Bible Awards. Unlike in 2016 when Simmons narrowly edged out Brandon Crawford for the award (106 points vs. 105 points), this year Simmons solidified his grip on the shortstop position. His margin of victory of 24 points was the second highest behind only Javier Baez for the multi-position award.

The only unanimous vote this season was for right fielder Mookie Betts, who once again excelled in right field for the Boston Red Sox. He finished with 13 more Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) than the two players tied for second place—Jason Heyward and Yasiel Puig.

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Originally published: November 2, 2017. Last Updated: November 2, 2017.