A's Matt Chapman wins AL Platinum Glove Award for second straight year

Ben Ross

For the second straight year, Matt Chapman is the best of the best.
 
The A's third baseman won the AL's Platinum Glove Award, given annually to the league's best defensive player, regardless of position.

 

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Chapman's 16.7 SABR Defensive Index ranking was second-best in the majors and he led the league with a 14.8 ultimate zone rating. The 26-year-old topped all third basemen in defensive runs saved (18), fielding percentage (.981), zone rating (.834), total chances (466) and putouts (146). 

 

Chapman also won his second consecutive Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. 

 

Chapman becomes just the second player to win back-to-back AL Platinum Glove Awards, joining former Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.

A's Matt Chapman wins AL Platinum Glove Award for second straight year originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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