Simon: Who was May’s top defensive player?

From SABR member Mark Simon at ACTA Sports on June 3, 2019:

Prior to 2019, Cody Bellinger had established himself as a good defensive player, showing himself to be capable at both first base and center field. But this season, Bellinger has shown himself to be a great defensive player.

Bellinger is the Sports Info Solutions Defensive Player of the Month for May. He joins Lorenzo Cain as a winner of the monthly award this season. Bellinger edged Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman in the voting. He received five first-place votes to four for Chapman. Voting was conducted by selected SIS employees and media members.

Bellinger tied Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas for the major league lead with eight Defensive Runs Saved for the month. The most impressive aspect of his game may have been his throwing arm.

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Originally published: June 4, 2019. Last Updated: June 4, 2019.